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 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Zsuzsanna Csereklyei

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1518

Course Coordinator Email: zsuzsanna.csereklyei@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne Campus, Building 80, Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email


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

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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. 


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