Course Title: External Competition

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: External Competition

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Tina Popa

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0128

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

External competitions provide the opportunity for students to compete in national and international simulations. In this course you will work in teams on a specific hypothetical problem in an approved external competition.  Your participation in the competition will be assessed on your preparation work.  You will research the issues involved in the hypothetical competition, draft written submissions/ documents and deliver oral arguments/presentations in a rehearsal prior to the competition.  You will demonstrate teamwork skills in preparation for the external competition.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Critically analyse and research a complex hypothetical problem to identify relevant issues.

CLO2: Conduct independent research to identify and utilise materials relevant to the hypothetical problem and develop submissions or preparation documents.

CLO3. Demonstrate sophisticated presentation skills through rehearsal for an external competition

CLO4: Demonstrate effective collaboration skills by working in a team.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in a series of workshops developing research, presentation and teamwork skills.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through the myRMIT/Canvas. These include seminar slides, assessment details, links to relevant internet information, readings and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers.
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 and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

There are three assessment tasks:
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Linked CLOs
Task 1 20% 1, 2, 4
Task 2 40% 1, 2, 4,
Task 3 40% 1, 3, 4