Unit Description

This unit aims to equip managers, leaders, and professionals with the critical understanding and practical knowledge required to inform decision making relevant to digital strategy, transformation, and operations. You will learn to successfully identify, understand and interpret critical trends affecting industries and gain a better understanding of the dynamic that digital teams are operating within, a foundation that will enable more effective leadership and decision-making.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse the drivers of, and approaches to, digital transformation
  • Analyse potential business implications brought about through a range of emerging technologies and modern approaches to work
  • Evaluate opportunities to improve business outcomes through the effective consideration of, and investment in, relevant emerging technologies
  • Develop plans for improved operational efficiency or effectiveness through investment in digital tools, technologies, or methodologies
  • Prepare business cases to justify recommendations to improve business performance through investment in digital tools, technologies, or methodologies
  • Utilise popular frameworks to support digital transformation and change management within a modern workplace
  • Critically reflect on learning by describing and justifying the digital transformation process followed and decisions made

Graduate Attributes

AIM Business School has identified a set of attributes that positively impact graduates’ success in business as a manager and leader and these are taught, developed, and assessed to varying degrees in this unit. These Graduate Attributes are:

  • Strives for intellectual rigour
  • Understanding the changing global context
  • Manages for success
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develops mastery of business and management disciplines
  • Strives to be a continuous adult learner

Assessment Tasks

The successful completion of Emerging Technologies and Digital Leadership relies on the submission of three assessments:

  • Assessment Task 1: Evaluation of the Current Context for a Selected Organisation (35%)
  • Assessment Task 2: Business Case and Change Management Considerations (45%)
  • Assessment Task 3: Engagement and Participation (20%)