STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

MGT5STR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will examine strategic management, focusing on how top management and organisational leaders develop and implement strategies in diverse organisational contexts. You will focus 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-ordinatorJunsong Bian

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around strategic management. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUA5SM OR IBU5COR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHitt, M.A., Ireland, R.D., and Hoskisson, R.E

YearN/A

Edition/Volume11th Edition

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBN978-0132807180

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Articulate diverse theoretical positions describing strategic management and to write critically about high performance issues.
02. Demonstrate an engagement with the body of knowledge and fundamental issues surrounding strategic management.
03. Develop and apply skills and expertise individually and collectively enabling constructive engagement with challenges of strategic management and corporate decision making.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJunsong Bian

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Sydney, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJunsong Bian

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of online learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJunsong Bian

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJunsong Bian

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnjum Chaudhry

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 2 - 7
Two 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of online learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJunsong Bian

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2021, LTU Term 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnjum Chaudhry

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 35
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJunsong Bian

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 51
One 6.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Sydney, 2021, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJunsong Bian

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 46 - 0
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1 h and 3 h of online learning and assessment activities each week prior to class.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Authentic Research Portfolio (Quantitative Literacy Case Study) 2000 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One group investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (1500 per student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual investigative, authentic learning, strategic research assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3