STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MGT3SMX

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides you 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-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB and MGT1FOX

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT3SMG

Equivalent subjects MGT3SMG

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificStrategic Management Learner ResourcePrescribedDidasko Digital, 2019Didasko Group

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:
Online discussion forums, case studies, zoom sessions and exercises
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:
Online discussion forums, case studies, zoom sessions and exercises
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:
Online discussion forums, case studies, zoom sessions and exercises
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:
Online discussion forums, case studies, zoom sessions and exercises
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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 13
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case Study Assignment (1,200 words)30 01
Individual Research Portfolio (1,500 words)40 03
Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case (750 words)15 02, 04
5 fortnightly online exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)Each exercise worth 3% and equivalent to 200 words.15 01, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 15 - 26
One 3.0 days unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case Study Assignment (1,200 words)30 01
Individual Research Portfolio (1,500 words)40 03
Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case (750 words)15 02, 04
5 fortnightly online exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)Each exercise worth 3% and equivalent to 200 words.15 01, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case Study Assignment (1,200 words)30 01
Individual Research Portfolio (1,500 words)40 03
Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case (750 words)15 02, 04
5 fortnightly online exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)Each exercise worth 3% and equivalent to 200 words.15 01, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case Study Assignment (1,200 words)30 01
Individual Research Portfolio (1,500 words)40 03
Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case (750 words)15 02, 04
5 fortnightly online exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)Each exercise worth 3% and equivalent to 200 words.15 01, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 days unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case Study Assignment (1,200 words)30 01
Individual Research Portfolio (1,500 words)40 03
Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case (750 words)15 02, 04
5 fortnightly online exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)Each exercise worth 3% and equivalent to 200 words.15 01, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 50
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Authentic Learning Case Study Assignment (1,200 words)30 01
Individual Research Portfolio (1,500 words)40 03
Individual Quantitative Literacy Research Case (750 words)15 02, 04
5 fortnightly online exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)Each exercise worth 3% and equivalent to 200 words.15 01, 03, 04