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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

W1. Strategy and the environment
W2. Strategic capabilities, strategic purpose and culture
W3. Business and corporate strategy
W4. International strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship
W5. Managing strategic change and the practice of strategy
W6. Organising for success.

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

Study Period 3

  • Johnson, G, Whittington, R, Scholes, K, Angwin, D & Regnér, P, 2017, Exploring Strategy: Text and Cases, 11th edn, Pearson, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-292-14512-9 (print); 978-1-292-14514-3 (eText).

Study Period 6

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Case study50%

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Fee information


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