STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

BUA5SM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the rigorous thought processes involved in strategic thinking.  The focus is on the activities and strategic decision-making processes of a senior management team. This subject will prepare students for active positions in the consulting industry, or the corporate headquarters role.  The subject will expand the student's understanding of strategy and its relevance to the concept of competitive advantage, and will include considerations of complexity, contingency and change in the general environment. The subject analyses the issues of the strategic process, plans and patterns, competition and control.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStrategic Management Competitiveness and Globalisation, Concepts and CasesPrescribedHitt, Ireland and Hodkinson11TH EDITION, SOUTH-WESTERN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To apply skills and expertise enabling the constructive participation in strategic development and execution.

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable candidates to develop SM skills and exptertise
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

02. To articulate diverse theoretical positions describing strategic management and to write critically about strategic management issues.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover theoretical positions around strategic management. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with these theoretical positions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key issues around strategic management. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with these issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

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 any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word individual paper1500 word paper with reference to peer reviewed academic journal articles, text books and management literature.40 01, 02, 03
One group assignment with viva voce(3-4 students per group, at 2,500 words per person) with viva voce (5mins per student) comprising a significant case study analysis with reference to peer reviewed academic journal articles, text books and management literature.30 01, 02, 03
One x 1.5-hour mid semester case study based class testEquivalent 1000 words.30 02, 03

Vietnam, 2015, Week 37-38, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Dowling

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 38
One 7.0 hours lecture per day on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"TO BE UPDATED"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word individual paper1500 word paper with reference to peer reviewed academic journal articles, text books and management literature.40 01, 02, 03
One group assignment with viva voce(3-4 students per group, at 2,500 words per person) with viva voce (5mins per student) comprising a significant case study analysis with reference to peer reviewed academic journal articles, text books and management literature.30 01, 02, 03
One x 1.5-hour mid semester case study based class testEquivalent 1000 words.30 02, 03