Unit description

This course seeks to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competences to manage the strategy process and to engage in critical, creative 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. Since strategy concerns the general direction of the whole organisation beyond narrow functional areas, students need to integrate and apply knowledge and skills gained in previous units. The course develops skills in analysis, interpretation, design, planning, implementation, communication and evaluation. To accomplish these goals the unit is structured around case analysis and simulations of real organisations and their competitive environments.

Unit content

1. Thinking about Strategy
2. Making Sense of the Strategic Context
3. Capabilities, Resources and Competitive Advantage.
4. Purpose, Ethics and Governance
5. Strategising for Competitive Advantage
6. Developing Options for Corporate Strategy.
7. International Business and Strategy
8. Pathways to Strategic Success
9. Leading and Managing Strategic Change
10. The Politics and Practice of Strategy
11. Aligning Structure, Systems and Culture

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • Johnson, G, Whittington, R, Scholes, K, Angwin, D & Regnér, P, 2014, Exploring Strategy Text & Cases, 10th edn, Pearson, UK.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Business simulation case study I Strategic Analysis10%
Business simulation case study II Strategic Plan15%
Business simulation case study III Strategic decisions15%
Peer evaluation10%
Case study25%
Case study25%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Business simulation case study I Strategic Analysis10%
Business simulation case study II Strategic Plan15%
Business simulation case study III Strategic decisions15%
Peer evaluation10%
Case study25%
Case study25%

Online

Teaching method
Workshop online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Business simulation case study I Strategic Analysis10%
Business simulation case study II Strategic Plan15%
Business simulation case study III Strategic decisions15%
Peer evaluation10%
Case study25%
Case study25%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Business simulation case study I Strategic Analysis10%
Business simulation case study II Strategic Plan15%
Business simulation case study III Strategic decisions15%
Peer evaluation10%
Case study25%
Case study25%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Business simulation case study I Strategic Analysis10%
Business simulation case study II Strategic Plan15%
Business simulation case study III Strategic decisions15%
Peer evaluation10%
Case study25%
Case study25%

Sydney

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Business simulation case study I Strategic Analysis10%
Business simulation case study II Strategic Plan15%
Business simulation case study III Strategic decisions15%
Peer evaluation10%
Case study25%
Case study25%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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