STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

BUA5SM

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a wide-ranging introduction to strategic management. The emphasis is on considering a broad range of views surrounding strategic management and synthesising perspectives from the evidence presented. Views considered provide a basis for developing a foundation for informed strategic decision-making. The subject analyses the issue 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 subjects BUO5SM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStrategic Management Competitiveness and Globalisation, Concepts and CasesPrescribedHitt, Ireland and Hosskinson11TH 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, 2016, 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.
""Sessions are scheduled weekly 6pm - 9pm and will be video conferenced to regional campuses""

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word individual paper40 01, 02, 03
One group assignment and presentation(3-4 students per group, at 2,500 words per person) with viva voce (15 mins per student)30 01, 02, 03
One x 1.5-hour class test30 02, 03

Vietnam, 2016, 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 paper40 01, 02, 03
One group assignment and presentation(3-4 students per group, at 2,500 words per person) with viva voce (15 mins per student)30 01, 02, 03
One x 1.5-hour class test30 02, 03