STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MGT3SMG

2015

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 organisational 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, innovation 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. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to analyze the conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge of SMG in the context of contemporary organisations

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

02. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to apply the theoretical models of strategic management to work-base practices in the context of contemporary organisations

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

03. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to demonstrate the practical application of ethics principles to planning, development, and implementation of Strategic Management in the context of contemporary organisations     

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

04. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to demonstrate the practical application of Strategic Management to work-based practices in the context of contemporary organisations

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

05. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to distinguish between major processes involved in developing strategic planning and development in the context of contemporary organisations

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

06. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to prove the capacity to learn independently and effectively in the context of the discipline

Activities:
Lecture Teaching, Tutorial Discussion Sessions, Final Exam and Written Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminar based tutorial"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Dandenong, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Dandenong, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

France, 2015, Week 12-22, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminar based tutorial"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminar based tutorial"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Other Site, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"seminar based tutorial "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Sydney, 2015, ACN Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Sydney, 2015, ACN Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 28 - 39
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Assignment 1500 wordsIndividual assignment of 1500 words.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Assignment 1500 words per studentGroup Assignment of 1500 words per student. Maximum group sizes of 5 persons.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour Final Examination 1500 wordsIndividual, centrally administered examination of 1500 word equivalent weighting.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06