Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to real-world problem solving in business, management and technology contexts. Through teaching-directed activities students will first learn the skills needed for effective problem solving. Experiential methods are then utilised to teach students how to create responsible business solutions through the integration of fundamental management and technology principles.

Unit content

  1. Solving wicked problems: A strategic focus

1a: Contextualising the problem

1b: Ethical evaluation of the problem

  1. Prototyping and Testing: A marketing focus

2a: Testing solutions

2b: Feedback into design

  1. Collaboration: A people focus

3a: Ideation strategies

3b: Working in teams

  1. Business Models: A financial focus

4a: Cost structures and resources

4b: Revenue streams and funding

  1. Innovation: A responsible business focus

5a: Responsible implementation of solutions

5b: Continuous improvement and innovation

  1. Solutions: A technology focus

6a: Measurement and analysis

6b: Designing business and technology integrated solutions


Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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