Course Title: Fashion Business Finance Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Business Finance Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Carol Tan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1302

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.02.06

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course, you will develop the knowledge essential to operate within a fashion business environment. You will acquire skills to identify and evaluate the financial status for successful fashion business development. You will work collaboratively to plan actions to minimise risk for future entrepreneurial ventures within a local and international context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO 1. Identify entrepreneurial opportunities and recognise constraints for fashion and textile business development. 

PLO 2. Apply business skills and knowledge acquired to effectively develop a fashion venture.

PLO 6. Build entrepreneurial skills to implement new directions for the fashion and textile industry.

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Develop financial acumen to successfully operate within a fashion business environment.

CLO 2: Apply business skills and knowledge to effectively develop a fashion venture.

CLO 3: Evaluate financial viability for successful fashion business development and operation.

CLO 4: Work collaboratively to plan actions to minimise risk for entrepreneurial ventures, within a local and global context.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to enquire, investigate, analyse and solve fashion entrepreneurship problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. 

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students. 

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information. 

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks: 

Assessment Task 1: Financial Concepts Tasks (Individual) (15%) CLOs: 1& 2 

Assessment Task 2: Construct and Analyse Financial Statements (Individual) (45%) CLOs: 1, 2 & 3
Assessment Task 3: Pricing Models (Individual) (40%) CLOs: 3 & 4  

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.