Course Title: Global Entrepreneurship Strategies in Fashion

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Entrepreneurship Strategies in Fashion

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2163

Brunswick Campus

Postgraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Carol Tan

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1302

Course Coordinator Email: caroline.tan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Brunswick Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge:
Marketing, marketing management and implementation. 
 


Course Description

This course will enable you to research, analyse and critique the many diverse issues that are relevant to the global fashion industry from an entrepreneurship perspective. You will critically investigate topics including the development and growth of international business in the fashion industry; responsibility and ethics in the local and international supply chain; managing across cultures; identifying, developing and utilising offshore partnerships; the ever increasing impact of e-commerce; developing export strategies and export procedures. You will draw on this knowledge to develop strategies for growth opportunities and global success within the area of fashion entrepreneurship.

This course also integrates a work integrated learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:
• Critically review the changing nature of the Global Fashion Industry
• Identify, interrogate and debate the fundamental issues that impact upon and are central to global market development within the area of Fashion Entrepreneurship
• Differentiate and assess cultural issues that will impact upon global business development and entrepreneurial strategies
• Critically analyse and evaluate global business scenarios so as to problem solve industry related challenges
• Research and develop export strategy plans for particular product ranges.


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

• Research and creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice in fashion entrepreneurship.
• Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, at a micro and macro level, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship.
• Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences while working with cultural differences in an appropriate manner.
• Investigate emergent global entrepreneurial issues and strategically respond to their impact in the fashion and textiles industry.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lectures and group tutorials. 

Lectures will introduce key concepts and theories, and tutorials will provide the opportunity to be engaged in interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations.

Field trips and online materials will be included to facilitate learning.

You will have the opportunity for ‘hands on’ engagement with the fashion and textiles industry and your learning will also be derived from your own industry research, which will include contact with external organizations. Current reading and research will enable completion of set tasks. 

 


Overview of Learning Resources

This course consists of lectures and group tutorials.

Lectures will introduce key concepts and theories and tutorials will provide the opportunity to be engaged in interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations.

Field trips and online materials will be included to facilitate learning.

You will have the opportunity for ‘hands on’ engagement with the fashion industry and your learning will also be derived from your own industry research, which will include contact with external organizations. Current reading and research will enable completion of set tasks.
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own self-directed learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion Library Guides.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes as demonstrated in a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. Tasks may include: projects, journals, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

Formative and summative feedback will be given on all assessment tasks progressively throughout the semester.


Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more information. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/staff/students/disability