Course Title: Interdisciplinary Business Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interdisciplinary Business Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024,
Sem 2 2024

Course Coordinator: Victor Borg

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99255700

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

BP343 Bachelor of Business/BP344 Bachelor of Professional Practice students
You must complete a minimum of two years full time study before commencing the course, plus the following courses:

  • BUSM2562 Understanding the Business Environment
  • BUSM2567 Business Decision Making
  • BUSM2572 Business in Society
  • BUSM2577 Integrated Perspectives of Business Problems

4 Year Bachelor of Business Programs: BP027, BP129, BP134, BP138, BP141 and BP143
You must complete this course following your work placement, be in your final semester and have completed one of the following courses:

  • BUSM4371 Economics and Finance Business Design Project 1; or
  • BUSM4377 Marketing Business Design Project 1; or
  • BUSM4369 Accounting Business Design Project 1; or
  • BUSM4373 Information Systems Business Design Project 1; or
  • BUSM4379 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Business Design Project 1; or
  • BUSM4367 International Business Design Project 1

Course Description

In this course you will integrate and consolidate your learning to creatively develop a project proposal that supports a sustainable innovative proposition. You will apply design thinking principles and techniques to produce a creative and sustainable innovative solution to address a contemporary business issue, challenge, or opportunity. This course offers you an opportunity to examine business issues from multiple perspectives to inform innovative responses to business problems. This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development



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

CLO1: Apply research and critical thinking skills to inform innovative and sustainable solutions to business problems using design thinking principles and techniques.

CLO2: Create project proposals, project briefs, reports, business plans, working papers, minutes of meetings and other options to manage and communicate progress of project proposal.

CLO3: Respond to and reflect on feedback to develop strategies for project proposal improvement.

CLO4: Present creative and persuasive pitches, ideas and responses to communicate complex issues using current technologies.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be mentored and supported to be an active learner whilst working on an industry-based project. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These activities may include sourcing, researching, analysing specific information; conducting presentations and pitches; producing written work, collaborating with peers and conducting meetings with group members and company representatives to progress the project to completion.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through the RMIT Student Website. 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.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 10%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2 3

Assessment Task 2: 40%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.