This unit aims for students to use a range of models and frameworks to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s business. Through this holistic application students will analyse and evaluate business problems in order to offer practical, innovative and creative solutions which display awareness of the impact of such decisions on the organisation’s triple bottom line, that is, people, planet and profit. Advanced Innovative Business Practice is the first of the two mandatory capstone units of the Bachelor of Business.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Undertake and evaluate research, integrating business and innovation frameworks to solve business problems in local and global contexts in a holistic manner
  • Demonstrate analytical, critical, ethical, sustainable and creative thinking and problem solving
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing in an appropriate business manner
  • Work collaboratively in teams demonstrating cultural sensitivity
  • Self-evaluate through reflection and interaction with others and evaluate the performance of group members

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
1.00 12 weeks 12
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114

Swinburne Online and OUA

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentGroup 30 - 50% 1,2,3,4 
AssignmentIndividual 20 - 30% 1,2,3 
ReflectionIndividual 30 - 40% 3,4,5 


  • Contemporary innovation frameworks and business models to facilitate creative problem solving
  • Practical application of disciplinary knowledge to business contexts
  • Ethical business practices
  • Stakeholder considerations
  • Integrated reporting factors
  • Cultural diversity and sensitivity
  • Professional team dynamics and team performance
  • Advanced presentation and communication skills
  • Reflective examination of personal learning

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.