Course Title: Economics and Finance Business Design Project 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Economics and Finance Business Design Project 1

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4371

City Campus

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

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,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Meg Elkins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1547

Course Coordinator Email: meg.elkins@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 Level 11


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisites:

  • 037081 - ECON1214 - Economics and Finance - Work Integrated Learning (WIL) 1
  • 037082 - ECON1215 - Economics and Finance - Work Integrated Learning (WIL) 2
  • 037083 - ECON1216 - Economics and Finance - Work Experience in Industry (WEI) 1
  • 037084 - ECON1217 - Economics and Finance - Work Experience in Industry (WEI) 2

048035 - BUSM4371 - Economics and Finance Business Project Design1 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.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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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

Learning activities in this course are focused on the preparation of a project brief and may include the following:

  • Negotiating a work- related issue in consultation with your course coordinator/academic
  • Using online and other sources to obtain information about the issue and to explore different perspectives
  • Preparing a written draft and a final version of the project brief

This project may be undertaken as an individual or in a small group.


Overview of Learning Resources

As an enrolled student of RMIT University you will be provided with access via the internet to the RMIT Library databases and online facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities the first person to contact is the Business Liaison Librarian for this school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library.

Depending on the nature of your project brief, additional industry-based resources and/or sources identified by your course coordinator/academic may be available to you.


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4