STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MGT3SMG

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

MGT3SMG provides students with a comprehensive understanding of techniques and models applied in organisations to ensure sustainable competitive advantage. This involves application of key theories to decisions and actions taken by an organisation's senior management team to devise a long-term plan with the intention of developing the organisation's core competencies and increasing the organisation's competitiveness. Key topics in this subject include; understanding the dynamics of the internal and external environments, Value Chain Analysis, the 5 Forces Model, corporate level strategy, business level strategy, modes of entry into domestic and international markets, propensity to innovate and level of competition and corporate governance. The focus will be on developing the ability of students to understand, evaluate and effectively apply strategic management knowledge to modern organisations.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed MGT1FOM OR BUS1BUF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students undertaking a major in Management or HRM in the Bachelor of Business are strongly encouraged to undertake MGT1FOM.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Using a scenario based approach, demonstrate an ability to consider assumptions, classify and explore strategic information, and formulate an integrated and insightful analytical response.

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Using scenario based approach, demonstrate an ability to reflect critically upon research processes for the discipline.

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Demonstrate an ability to use mathematics to analyse a scenario, create approaches to that scenario and critically evaluate a solution to that scenario.

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Apply the conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge of strategic management to assess competitive organisational scenarios, and position and plan for these organisations to operate effectively on a competitive business landscape

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

France, 2018, Week 11-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 26
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 26
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
Group or Individual Combined Research Portfolio 2000 words per student. 5 students per group (max).Not released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
Individual Authentic Learning Research Portfolio 1500 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.40 02, 04