STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MGT3SMG

2016

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 the organisation's 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, propensity to innovate 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:
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 (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
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 (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
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 (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
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 (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
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 (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Dandenong, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Dandenong, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

France, 2016, Week 11-26, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 26
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 26
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture/Film Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours lecture/film other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
"Workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Individual Written Assignment 1500 words20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
End-Semester Group Written assignment 1500 words per student. 5 students per group (max).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour final examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06