STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MGT5STR

2016

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.

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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects IBU5COR and BUA5SM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStrategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation 11th EditionPrescribedHitt, M.A., Ireland, R.D., and Hoskisson, R.ECengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To articulate diverse theoretical positions describing strategic management and to write critically about high performance issues.

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

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

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management and development of strategic management. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. To develop and apply skills and expertise individually and collectively enabling constructive engagement with challenges of strategic management and corporate decision making.

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in engaging with challenges of strategic management. Group work assignment will require collaboration and cooperation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size45

Enrolment information Lack of available teaching space Department will seek additional space

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Test15 01, 02, 03
One group assignment3-4 students per group, at 2,000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03
One x 3,000 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03
End of semester test15 01, 02, 03

City Campus, 2016, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Lack of available teaching space Department will seek additional space

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Test15 01, 02, 03
One group assignment3-4 students per group, at 2,000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03
One x 3,000 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03
End of semester test15 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2016, 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 per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Test15 01, 02, 03
One group assignment3-4 students per group, at 2,000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03
One x 3,000 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03
End of semester test15 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 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 weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Test15 01, 02, 03
One group assignment3-4 students per group, at 2,000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03
One x 3,000 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03
End of semester test15 01, 02, 03

Online, 2016, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 36.0 hours scheduled online class per study period from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Test15 01, 02, 03
One group assignment3-4 students per group, at 2,000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03
One x 3,000 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03
End of semester test15 01, 02, 03

Vietnam, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid-Semester Test15 01, 02, 03
One group assignment3-4 students per group, at 2,000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03
One x 3,000 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03
End of semester test15 01, 02, 03