Course Title: Design Thinking for Business

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design Thinking for Business

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4534

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

BUSM4535

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018

BUSM4536

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence

OUAS1PG17

Course Coordinator: Dr Kevin Argus

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1457

Course Coordinator Email: kevin.argus@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This is a foundation course within the MBA program. In this course you will be introduced to design thinking in the international context and you will be asked to apply design thinking as entry level managers to authentic business scenarios. We operationalise the concept of design thinking and examine how the tools of business design can be employed across the disciplines and functions covered in this program.


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 intensive seminars with group work and presentations.
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

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment 1 - individual assignment (parts a and b) 55% Assessment 2 - Group assignment (parts a and b)  45%
 
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.