Course Title: International Business Design Project 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Business Design Project 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Joseph Kim

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1374

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level7

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisites:

  • 037088 - OMGT2123 - International Business - Work Integrated Learning (WIL) 1
  • 037089 - OMGT2124 - International Business - Work Integrated Learning (WIL) 2
  • 037090 - OMGT2125 - International Business - Work Experience in Industry (WEI) 1
  • 037091 - OMGT2126 - International Business - Work Experience in Industry (WEI) 2

048031 - BUSM4367 - International Business Design Project 1 should normally be taken in the semester following your work placement.

Course Description

This course integrates your academic and work-based learning. In this course, you will apply design thinking principles and techniques to produce a project proposal that addresses a contemporary business issue or opportunity. You will engage with the creation, development and pitching of a proposal, which will form the foundation for its creative execution in Business Design Project 2.

This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Apply design thinking principles and techniques to explore and critically review a contemporary business issue or opportunity.
  2. Produce a project proposal to address a business issue or opportunity.
  3. Collaboratively review, assess and endorse a project proposal and proposed solutions.
  4. Communicate or pitch a project proposal to key stakeholders to gain support for adoption and implementation.

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

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT /Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. 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.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3
Assessment Task 2: 20%
Linked CLOs: 4
Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 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.