Technology-Driven Business Innovation - BUSN7880

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 6 15 (7.5) Nikolaos Litsardopoulos checkmark-circle


The aim of this module is to provide students with (1) a systematic understanding of how information technology is driving business innovation, (2) the methods and approaches used by managers to exploit new digital opportunities, and (3) an appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to manage the business innovation. By the end of this module, students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to deal with current business issues including digital transformation and emerging business models via technological innovations.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 21
Private study hours: 129
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
ICT (20%)

Group Pod Cast Presentation (20%)

Report (2000 words) (60%)

Reassessment method:
100% coursework.

Indicative reading

Chesney, T., Reynolds, G., Stair, R.M., (2015) Principles of Business Information Systems, 2nd Revised edition, Andover: Cengage Learning EMEA

Jordan, J., (2012) Information, Technology, and Innovation: Resources for Growth in a Connected World, London: John Wiley & Sons

Oakey, R., Groen, R., Cook, G. and Van der Sijde, P. (2012) New technology-based firms in the new millennium. Bingley, UK: Emerald

Smith, D., (2015) Exploring Innovation, 3rd Edition, Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- systematically understand and analyse the digital innovations in terms of products, services and sustainability;
- critically assess the business value of digital technologies using academic and practitioners' methods and approaches;
- deconstruct complex technology-oriented solutions and apply them to a business;
- engage critically with theory and consultancy IT practices, by generating creative solutions that are aligned with the overall business strategy.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- produce complex statistical and mathematical forms of analysis used in business to justify expenditure;
- research a topic, extract and critically synthesise information from a range of written and spoken sources, and formulate a response;
- distinguish between fact and opinion, between what is relevant and what is not and between opposing views based upon conflicting evidence;
- demonstrate independent learning and time management;
- analyse and critically assess information from a variety of texts and come to an informed conclusion with limited guidance


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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