Course Title: Design for Business

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design for Business

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4360

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

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

BUSM4444

Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 16,
Offsh3 17

Course Coordinator: Sarah MacKinnon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5518

Course Coordinator Email: sarah.mackinnon@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: School of Vocational Business Education


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course will build skills and knowledge for applying design theory and techniques to the development, implementation and optimisation of business practice. The course will use design theory and the design lifecycle coupled with Lean process methods to build skills in analysing production flows, improving process and measuring change.
The course will explore both design history and the development of lean process thinking with its base in manufacturing and bring them together for application in creating or improving business practice.
A range of business scenarios (small business, manufacturing, finance and marketing) will be used to explore and apply the techniques taught in this program. Project based work will allow you to use the skills and knowledge developed in an immediate and active way.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and explain the key theories of business design concepts in contemporary organisations.
  2. Creatively apply design thinking and Lean processes to solve business problems.
  3. Develop a capacity to undertake ongoing design thinking while conceiving, communicating and presenting ideas
  4. Use reflective techniques to improve future practice in business design and Lean processes.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

This course is supported online by the use of the myRMIT site where various materials will be supplied progressively throughout the semester - including lecture outlines, tutorial solutions and other relevant materials. You are advised to regularly check your Course site. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus, including the classroom and outside of class times.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 20%
Linked CLOs: 2

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.