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BU2001 - The Future of Work: Seminar Series

[Not offered in 2023]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Digital disruption has transformed the workplace. This disruption together with the COVID pandemic has created a pivotal moment for the business sector. This subject will identify the key trends in the market today and discuss the workplace response to the challenges of the disruption. Through a series of seminars students will be challenged by the future of work and the changing face of business. Students will learn design thinking and apply creative and innovative solutions to a problem which will culminate in a design sprint.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply design thinking processes to creative business solutions;
  • demonstrate innovative problem solving techniques and pitch alternative scenarios;
  • work collaboratively in groups to strategize the way forward in a disruptive business environment.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Project report - (50%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (15%) - Group & Individual
  • Project brief and Pitch: including interview outcomes and recommendations. Presented in design thinking terms: empathize, define, ideate and prototype - (35%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Design Sprint - Full day mandatory attendance. New problem presented. Working in groups the issue will be framed in design thinking terms: empathize, define, ideate & prototype

Prerequisites: Students must have completed 12 credit points of undergraduate subjects to enrol in this subject

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.