PPR5500 - Design management and entrepreneurship - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Jeffery Janet


Mr Denis Masseni

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Successful completion of Studios 1 and 2 or equivalent




Using investigative processes and industry case studies students will learn the role of management and associated strategic processes integral to a successful and sustainable design practice. Students will acquire skills in entrepreneurship, business negotiation, teamwork, written and verbal communication, budgeting, market identification and user needs, start-up cultures and project management across a broad range of design undertakings that includes complex multidisciplinary projects.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. apply current theories and practices in design management to design projects of varying complexity;
  2. understand and act upon the relationship between organisational strategy and design planning;
  3. understand the principles of entrepreneurship, innovation management and commercialisation;
  4. understand how to develop a sustainable design business model; and
  5. demonstrate skills in collaboration and clear communication.


Oral presentation (20%)

Individual report (40%)

Group project (40%)

Workload requirements

2 contact hours and 8 hours of private study per week

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