Innovation is being promised. Autonomous vehicles, cures for the deadliest diseases, and smart architecture. But where do these innovations come from? Innovative products and services are delivered through projects. In today’s uncertain economic environment, the Master of Project Innovation equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to implement a ‘management by projects’ approach, which is in high-demand in our world today. This approach includes a set of activities such as planning, decision making, leadership and organisation all which are intentionally used to achieve efficient and effective project objectives. Innovation in project management facilitates an agile response to opportunities, freedom to experiment, exploration of alternative solutions, and a new approach that is not constrained by conventional ideologies or the fear of failure.
What can you do with your degree?
A product manager is responsible for the management of a product, from its conception all the way through to launch. This will include researching customer needs and requirements and defining the why, when and what of a product. A product manager will lead and work closely with cross-functional teams which can include engineering, marketing, and PR to ensure that the business’ goals are met. The product manager is also held accountable for the company’s overall strategy and goals.
A change agent in an organisation will assist the company with adjusting to new business transitions and innovations. The responsibilities of a change agent include analysing changes that will benefit the workplace and produce change management plans and strategies in order to maximise employee adoption and minimize resistance.
Business analysts help companies improve process efficiencies through the analysis of past data and provide recommendation reports to executives and stakeholders.
Graduate with digital badges
Digital badges are growing in popularity for those already in the workforce and looking to up-skill or extend upon and formalise their skills, qualifications and experience. They are awarded to graduates of Project Innovation programs who have achieved at least a credit in a designated pair of core subjects.
Each digital badge represents an emerging career specialisation (i.e. professional role) related to the wider project management discipline. Digital badges include design thinking, product manager, change-agent, agile coach, business analyst and entrepreneur.
This digital badge recognises a person who has the potential to deploy a user-centric approach to develop innovative solutions from engineering and design by combining ideas from the arts, social sciences and the business world.
This digital badge recognises a person who has the potential to be responsible for defining the why, when and what of the product, leading cross-functional teams from a product's conception all the way through to launch.
This digital badge recognises a person who has the potential to help an organisation transform itself by focusing on the effect of changing technologies, structures and tasks on vital interpersonal and group relationships.
This digital badge recognises a person who has the potential to be available on staff to help oversee the adaptive methodology long term, guide and support agile teams and help the organisation embrace agile as a cultural shift.
This digital badge recognises a person who has the potential to help facilitate solutions for stakeholders by defining business needs and extracting and documenting requirements aimed at resolving a current problem or future opportunity.
This digital badge recognises a person who has the potential to lead the process of designing, launching and running a new venture often using a project-based approach to embrace economic, social and/or environmental innovation.
Innovate or evaporate | Master of Project Innovation
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Learn from industry leaders
Innovation comprises a combination of design thinking, innovation management and project management. Bond’s Professor Craig Langston presented his ‘The Innovation of Things’ research at the PMIAC19.
Program learning outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.
View Master of Project Innovation learning outcomes
- Understand and apply the principles of design thinking to deliver projects that are innovative, embrace change and realise expected benefits
- Implement adaptive frameworks and tools to manage digital projects, including use of Lean and Agile mindsets for rapid product deployment
- Take a big picture or system-wide perspective of project impacts in the context of complex economic, social, political and environmental opportunities and risks
- Appreciate the process of managing stakeholder expectations for a range of project typologies within different geographic and cultural settings
- Demonstrate an ability to conceptualise, define, realise and test an innovative project to deliver strategic organisational advantage
- Lead project teams to make strategic business decisions aligned with corporate goals and a philosophy of continuous process improvement
- Apply project management knowledge to a particular discipline domain or area of interest and/or broaden educational outcomes through suitable elective choice
- Build an awareness of the discipline of project management including globilisation, career opportunities, governance and professional development expectations
- Understand and apply research methods applicable to humanities and social science problems and develop research plans for the acquisition of new knowledge
- Demonstrate an ability to review and critique literature relevant to a specific topic of interest, and effectively communicate ideas and research findings to others
- Implement and manage a research project related to the enrolled program of study, including collection and analysing data to explore an identified problem or knowledge gap
- Obtain valuable concurrent work experiences in a relevant segment of the project management industry to align theory with contemporary professional practice
Take your skill set to the next level
Extend your learning beyond the completion of your degree. Consider progressing on your journey to sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge in business and other specialised areas through these learning opportunities.
Our microcredential courses allow you to upskill in your chosen area without the commitment of a full degree. Ranging in length from a few hours to a few weeks, Bond's microcredentials are taught by academics who have their finger on the industry pulse.Read more about Microcredentials
Executive education programs and microcredentials
Enhance your knowledge and skills with one of our executive education programs or microcredentials in enterprise governance. A great alternative to pursuing a full degree, these programs allow you to upskill in a short time frame.Read more about Executive education programs and microcredentials
Fellows and mentors
Here at Bond, we proudly partner with a number of University Fellows and offer a range of mentoring programs to our students. Discover how our students are given the chance to team up with successful professionals and learn invaluable life lessons.Read more about Fellows and mentors