In this unit students will work in collaborative groups on problem-based learning tasks related to innovation and growth within the hotel and hospitality sectors. Students will be expected to draw on all of the theoretical and technical skills they have gained throughout their Associate Degree studies. Students will undertake career planning activities which will allow them to identify and define their own values, interests and skills against gathered information in order to make knowledgeable career decisions within their industry.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply a range of business research skills, including data collection, analysis and evaluation of information;  
  2. Analyse and interpret organisational information to identify opportunities for innovation and growth;  
  3. Creatively scope, design and implement business-related action plans, strategies and projects that would promote innovation and growth within a hotel or hospitality business;  
  4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and professional collaborative skills to deliver intended business outcomes; and  
  5. Develop an effective, coherent career plan, demonstrating the ability to identify and interpret evidence to substantiate this plan.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Innovation challenge pitch 10%
Project Innovation challenge project 40%
Presentation Innovation challenge presentation 10%
Portfolio Career ePortfolio & career plan 40%

Required reading

Strategies for Creative Problem Solving, 3rd edition,
Fogler, HS, LeBlanc, SE, Rizzo, B. 2014
Prentice-Hall Ed., New Jersey.

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