Accounting Business Design

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Accounting Business Design

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In the program Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy) students will develop the knowledge and skills required of professionally qualified accountants. The broad curriculum in the program covers accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, with the focus on professional training in accounting as a social practice. The program develops the knowledge and skills valued by employers and which students require to operate successfully in a contemporary business environment. In the third year of this program students will have the opportunity to apply and consolidate your knowledge and skills in a practical workplace setting. Upon completion of students’ practical placement, students will employ the tools and experiences gained to innovate, design and solve business related problems in two business design project courses.

In the final year of the program the capstone courses ACCT1028 Performance Analysis and Simulations, BUSM4369 Accounting Business Design Project 1 and BUSM4370 Accounting Business Design Project 2 provide students with a capstone experience. These courses enable students to critically reflect on and consolidate your theoretical and practical learning in this program, and promote work readiness or entry into graduate studies for further learning.

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# Students Degree Field of Study Collaboration Period (days) International Students (%)
80 Bachelor Business 109 20


This course extends the experience from Business Design Project 1. In this course you will integrate and consolidate students learning to creatively execute a project proposal. Students 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.

This course provides students with a capstone experience, which provides the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what students have learnt in the program.


On the 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 project 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

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\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.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Expected solution proposals



Design Thinking methods amongst others.

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Critical thinking Problem-solving Creativity

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