STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MGT3SMG

2019

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 MGT1FOM OR BUS1BUF OR BUS1BIB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Using a scenario based approach, demonstrate an ability to consider assumptions, classify and explore strategic information, and formulate an integrated and insightful analytical response.

Activities:
Instructor led sessions, workshops with group-work in class case-studies requiring collaboration and cooperation, written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
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)

02. Using scenario based approach, demonstrate an ability to reflect critically upon research processes for the discipline.

Activities:
Instructor led sessions, workshops with group-work in-class case-studies requiring collaboration and cooperation, written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
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)

03. Demonstrate an ability to use mathematics to analyse a scenario, create approaches to that scenario and critically evaluate a solution to that scenario.

Activities:
Instructor led sessions, workshops with group work in-class case-studies requiring collaboration and cooperation, written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Apply the conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge of strategic management to assess competitive organisational scenarios, and position and plan for these organisations to operate effectively on a competitive business landscape

Activities:
Instructor led sessions, workshops with group-work in-class case-studies requiring collaboration and cooperation, written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
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)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2019, 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2019, 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Chisholm311(ChisholmInstitute), 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

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 face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Chisholm311(ChisholmInstitute), 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

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 face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

France, 2019, Week 04-28, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 06 - 26
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 26 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 06 - 26
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Mildura, 2019, 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2019, 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Sydney, 2019, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04

Sydney, 2019, Study Period 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Authentic Learning Case-Study Assignment 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking.30 01
1 x Individual Research Portfolio 1200 words.This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Inquiry/Research30 03
1 x Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case 1200 wordsReleased during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.30 02, 04
5 fortnightly online tests assessing weekly in class group-work exercises. (equivalent to 900 words)Released during semester. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy and Discipline-specific knowledge and skills.10 01, 03, 04