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Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialisation focuses on creativity and innovation in strategy formulation and on the importance of formulation being complemented by a strong capability in strategy execution. These factors are investigated in both entrepreneurial and corporate settings. Elective units cover topics such as opportunity identification and business start-ups, managing growth, business restructuring, business negotiations, social entrepreneurship, managing change, management consulting and the nature of innovative organisations.

Requirements for a Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialisation

To achieve a specialisation in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study;
  • 6 credit points in compulsory units of study; and
  • 18 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialisation (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Semester 2 Compulsory: WORK6002 Strategic Management
Second Semester 1 Elective for specialisation Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the foundational, compulsory and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.