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.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MGT5MPT


Incompatible subjects IBU5COR and BUA5SM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2014, Semester 2, Night


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Mid-Semester Test10
One group assignment3-4 students per group, at 2,000 words per student with viva voce (oral defence)40
One x 3,000 word individual essay50
Viva Voce (group paper oral defence - pass/fail hurdle)0