Taught course

Innovation and Organisational Change from Deakin University

FutureLearn · Deakin University
University Credits

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

Are you eligible for this microcredential:

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

This microcredential is available ‘on demand’, as such it is open in 6 week learning periods. Learners can commence at any time and complete in a minimum 6 weeks, or maximum 6 month period. The opportunity to join live sessions and assessment windows are provided regularly to ensure all learners receive the same level of support.

Is this microcredential right for you:

This microcredential is for managers or leaders in senior positions dealing with major change and/or innovation in an organisation.

This microcredential can be stacked together with related Deakin stackable short courses (micro-credentials) to build towards full postgraduate Deakin degrees:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Master of Business Administration

To claim credit towards a degree at Deakin University, you must pass the assessment and meet all entry requirements relevant for the course you’re applying to, including English language proficiency.

Months of entry


Course content

This 6 week fully-online course from Deakin University will allow you to explore strategic innovation models and develop a strategic change program using different tools, including Ansoff, Balanced scorecard and the Balogun and Hope-Hailey model for strategic change. You’ll also write a business plan.

What you’ll learn

In this stackable short course (microcredential), you’ll:

  • investigate a range of generic business strategies utilised by organisations in order to achieve a sustainable position in the market

  • apply strategic analysis tools to identify change drivers in an organisational context

  • propose a specific type of change plan that would benefit an organisation’s position in the market.

Job outcomes

  • apply strategic innovation models to assess the need for change.

  • evaluate frameworks for strategic innovation.

  • plan a change management program using tools such as Ansoff and balanced scorecard to obtain stakeholder funding and support.

  • create a business plan as a strategic change management and communication tool to validate and ensure organisational fit.

How you’re assessed

Your assessment task requires you to formulate a plan for a strategic change program (2500 words). It is designed to develop your capability to select from alternative models and to apply these to a specific change program, innovation or strategic initiative.

Co-designed with industry

This microcredential is co-designed with the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University; Cathryn Nolan, Senior Knowledge Lawyer at Hall & Willcox; and Mark Cameron CEO of W3. Digital. Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Stackable or standalone

This microcredential can be completed to receive a standalone credential or stacked together with related stackable microcredentials to build towards a full postgraduate Deakin degree later

What skills will you learn:

  • Change management

  • Communicating vision

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Apply appropriate frameworks

  • Identify challenges

  • Budgeting

  • Planning

  • Research Skills

  • Risk analysis

What you will achieve

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • investigate a range of generic business strategies utilised by organisations in order to achieve a sustainable position in the market

  • apply strategic analysis tools to identify change drivers in an organisational context

Enrolment closes soon! Join by 7 Apr 2022 at 00:00

Information for international students

This course is taught fully online so is suitable to be studied anywhere in the world.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • University Credits
    2 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

0.5 Deakin Credit Points at Postgraduate level from Deakin University and a Digital Certificate and Badge from Deakin University and Credly


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

FutureLearn Community Team