Course Title: Design Thinking for Business (Executive)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design Thinking for Business (Executive)

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4519

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

BUSM4520

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2016,
Viet1 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ingo Karpen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5877

Course Coordinator Email: ingo.karpen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus 13.2.10

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with the course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This is a foundation course within the MBA Executive program. In this course, we operationalise the concept of design thinking in international and local business, and examine how the tools of business design can be employed across the disciplines and functions covered in this program.
Drawing on your experience as a manager, this course will provide opportunities to consider global business problems or opportunities, and those in your own industry and professional context. Adopting design thinking methodology and tools, you will lead teams to analyse, define and create sustainable and ethical solutions to contemporary business issues.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Analyse and discuss design thinking, its manifestations and implications across organisational contexts.
  2. Differentiate between various contemporary methods to identify opportunities and solve problems.
  3. Create and communicate end-user driven solutions to business problems or opportunities utilising design thinking.
  4. Demonstrate creative, critical and ethical thinking through developing and recommending solutions to business problems and opportunities that benefit relevant stakeholders.
  5. Evaluate potential outcomes of design thinking in view of better decision making, implementation and sustainability of solutions.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include lectures, seminars and group activities. This course is delivered in intensive mode.
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 Studies\Blackboard. 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 forBusiness 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: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4
Assessment Task 2: 70%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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.