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Unit description

Provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage the strategy process and to engage in strategic thinking in order to assure the long-term success of an organisation in highly competitive environments. It examines all aspects of the strategy process – strategic analysis, choice and action – and puts it in context. The unit develops skills in analysis, interpretation, communication and evaluation. To accomplish these goals the unit is structured around case analysis of real organisations.

Unit content

1.   Introducing Strategy
2.   The Environment
3.   Strategic Capabilities
4.   Strategic Purpose and Culture
5.   Business Strategy
6.   Corporate Strategy and Diversification
7.   International Strategy
8.   Innovation and Entrepreneurship
9.   Leading and Managing Strategic Change
10. The Politics and Practice of Strategy
11. Organising for Success
12. Revision

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically discuss the theories, concepts and models of strategic management and its place in the practice of management and businessIntellectual rigour
2think strategically about an organisation, its context and position, its long-term direction and viability, its capabilities, the effectiveness of its strategy, and its capacity to secure sustainable competitive advantageIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3apply strategic management frameworks and tools to conduct strategic analysis, make appropriate strategic choices and implement effective strategiesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4have developed skills and competences in analysis, interpretation, planning, design, and implementation of strategiesCommunication and social skills
5integrate and synthesise knowledge and skills gained in earlier units and be able to have a sophisticated, whole-of-organisation understanding of strategic practiceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6analyse and manage strategy ethically and in proper regard to context, including its relation corporate social responsibility, international and diverse environments, multiple stakeholders and to internal relations and politics. Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically discuss the theories, concepts and models of strategic management and its place in the practice of management and business
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. think strategically about an organisation, its context and position, its long-term direction and viability, its capabilities, the effectiveness of its strategy, and its capacity to secure sustainable competitive advantage
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply strategic management frameworks and tools to conduct strategic analysis, make appropriate strategic choices and implement effective strategies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. have developed skills and competences in analysis, interpretation, planning, design, and implementation of strategies
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. integrate and synthesise knowledge and skills gained in earlier units and be able to have a sophisticated, whole-of-organisation understanding of strategic practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. analyse and manage strategy ethically and in proper regard to context, including its relation corporate social responsibility, international and diverse environments, multiple stakeholders and to internal relations and politics.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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