Creativity, Innovation and Design

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creativity, Innovation and Design

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Administration, Business Management, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course presents contemporary views of creativity, innovation and design and their importance within organisations and business that are increasingly characterised by risk and uncertainty. You will examine the need to manage these activities through the application of theory and the introduction of practices and processes to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. You will also explore the innovation imperative, creative problem solving approaches, design thinking, innovation process management, and innovation performance measurement.

     

    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

    • Explain the relationship between creativity, design and innovation and how it impacts business growth, sustainability and wealth creation
    • Explore factors that stimulate and inhibit innovation and creativity in individuals and evaluate these factors in teams and organisations
    • Distinguish characteristics of different types of innovation processes and justify your choice of application to specific business contingencies
    • Identify and critique organisational models of innovation management
    • Evaluate the characteristics that make innovative organisations successful and discuss how a business might emulate these traits
    • Demonstrate learning through presentation and communication skills in a variety of business and professional contexts

     

    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 work in a variety of media and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

     

    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through 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.

     

    Overview of Assessment

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

    • Assessment Task 1: 20% 
    • Assessment Task 2: 50% 
    • Assessment Task 3: 30%