STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MGT5STR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines strategic management, focusing on how top management and organisational leaders develop and implement strategies in diverse organisational contexts. It focuses on the techniques applied to gain competitive advantage, and the decisions and actions taken to guide the firm in competitive environments. The subject is taught within the Positioning School framework. Key topics in strategic management include: industry and competitor analysis; generic strategies; the resource based view of the firm; resources, capabilities and core competencies; diversification and integration; international business strategy; and organisational structure, control and change.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects IBU5COR and BUA5SM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStrategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation 11th EditionPrescribedHitt, M.A., Ireland, R.D., and Hoskisson, R.ECengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To articulate diverse theoretical positions describing strategic management and to write critically about high performance issues.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around strategic management. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. To demonstrate an engagement with the body of knowledge and fundamental issues surrounding strategic management.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management and development of strategic management. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. To develop and apply skills and expertise individually and collectively enabling constructive engagement with challenges of strategic management and corporate decision making.

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in engaging with challenges of strategic management. Group work assignment will require collaboration and cooperation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Week 19-20, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information School/College education committee decision to have a quota of 60 for block mode subjects Students of courses which this subject is part of discipline core have a priority for enrolment

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 19 - 20
Six 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Four classes in Week 19 & 2 classes in Week 20. In addition, students are expected to undertake online learning and assessment activities prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 16
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 46
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of online learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 days seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of online learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of online learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03

Vietnam, 2018, Week 39-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam Keeton

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 39 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 39 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 wordsThis assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research, Quantitative/Digital literacy, and Speaking.30 01, 02, 03
One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Critical thinking, Teamwork, and Ethical behaviour.30 01, 02, 03
One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing, Creative problem solving, and Discipline specific knowledge.40 01, 02, 03