MBA5225 - Global executive MBA innovation I - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Patrick Butler


Professor Patrick Butler

Unit guides



  • MBA Teaching Period 3 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


MBA5221, MBA5222, MBA5223 and MBA5224.




Global Executive MBA Innovation I unit comprises two component topics: China Business Strategy and Global Executive MBA Business Project II.

China Business Strategy is co-created with faculty at a leading Chinese business school and taught at their campus. The topics covered include China's transformation and its global implications, comparative analysis of Chinese and other business models, and strategies for entering the China market. Expert guest speakers and local company visits provide opportunities for engagement with industry.

Global Executive Business Project II is the second in the series of applied consulting projects, in which teams of students undertake an international business project for an Australia-based business in the international market. Assignments in this module emphasise innovation and technology, and can involve market feasibility assessment, resourcing projects, evaluation of global best practice or business relationship development. The international market research and related business consulting skills developed earlier will be applied.


The learning goals of this unit are to:

  1. explore and evaluate the political, economic and commercial issues relating to the role and influence of China and the implications for Australia-based business
  2. demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesise a complex, international business situation and develop appropriate recommendations
  3. demonstrate the ability to manage a consulting client relationship and provide a professional presentation and report that integrate academic learning and business outcomes.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average six/eight hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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