Course Title: Economics and Finance Business Design Project 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Economics and Finance Business Design Project 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 2 2013,
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,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Meg Elkins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1547

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: Apponitment by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisite:

048035 - BUSM4371 - Economics and Finance Business Design Project 1

Course Description

This course extends the experience from Business Design Project 1. In this course you will integrate and consolidate your learning to creatively execute a project proposal. You will apply design thinking principles and techniques to produce creative and innovative plans, options and solutions to address a contemporary business issue or opportunity. This course offers you opportunities to examine broader business issues from multiple perspectives to inform innovative responses to complex problems.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Apply research and critical thinking skills to inform strategic approaches, solutions and options
  2. Create business plans, strategies and options using design thinking principles and techniques.
  3. Respond to and reflect on feedback to develop strategies for improvement.
  4. Present creative and persuasive pitches, ideas and responses to complex issues
  5. Produce persuasive written reports and plans to communicate options or solutions effectively.

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course are focused on the implementation of a project proposal, and may include the sourcing of information from a variety of sources, group tasks, presentations and written assignments.

Collaborative work involving exploration of selected topics and working with peers to critically review work and provide feedback may also be required.

A key learning activity incorporates the preparation of a written project report that includes evaluation of the project outcomes against the project brief.

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: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: 20% 
Linked CLOs: 2, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 5