Course Title: Global Fashion Enterprise

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Fashion Enterprise

Credit Points: 12.00

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


PGRDFlex18 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Carol Tan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1302

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.02.006

Course Coordinator Availability: Available by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge:
Fashion Entrepreneurship

Course Description

The course aims to provide a global perspective to fashion entrepreneurship and focuses on how enterprises operate across the world. In response to changing global opportunities, you will be introduced to the theoretical concepts and reality of transforming an entrepreneurial fashion enterprise into international or global areas in transitional, emerging and developed economies. You will gain valuable insight into the social and business environment and how this impacts the national differences in the patterns of entrepreneurial activity.

The format for the course delivery is via a global study tour where you will travel to one or more international destinations. This may include visits to specific fashion events (e.g., trade shows, conferences, fashion weeks), fashion production sites (e.g., manufacturing facilities) and fashion enterprises.

The study tour may also include collaborative projects with classes and assessable tasks hosted by partner institutions. Project briefs may be set by industry.



Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

1. Evaluate and synthesise current issues and challenges faced by fashion enterprises aiming to go global at different stages of development and growth

2. Analyse emerging trends in global entrepreneurial activities

3.Critically reflect upon your personal and professional learning by developing connections between academic knowledge and practical applications

4. Critically evaluate ethical and sustainable fashion practices across different cultures.

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

PLO 2: Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, at a micro and macro level, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship.

PLO 3: Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences while working with cultural differences in an appropriate manner.

PLO 7: Investigate emergent global entrepreneurial issues and strategically respond to their impact in the fashion and textiles industry.



Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be supported in two ways: through various in-class activities comprising individual and group work and industry visits/field trips. You will be required to source, research and analyse specific information; solve problems; conduct presentations; produce written work and collaborate with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT /Canvas. 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.

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.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion Entrepreneurship students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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

Assessment Task 1a: PESTLE Analysis of the Market (20%)

Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 1b: Internationalisation Plan (30%)

Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: Internationalisation Plan Presentation (20%)

Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 3: Reflective Journal (30%)

Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equity Learning Services (ELS) if you would like to find out more.

The statement of student responsibilities summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described online at: