MGMT5524 Strategic Management of Resource Companies

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Trimester 3OnlineOnline
Content
This unit explores the issues and challenges involved in the strategic management of resource companies. Possible issues covered in this course include strategy development, boardroom decision making, mergers and acquisitions, stakeholder management, operational efficiency, operational and environmental sustainability, risk management and maximisation of shareholder value. The unit uses a case study approach to support the discussion of these important issues.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the broad range of issues and challenges involved in the strategic management of modern resource companies; (2) explain the relationship among a resource companies' strategy, operations and profitability; (3) outline the main constraints and opportunities facing resource companies over their medium term planning horizon; and (4) appraise real life business situations and suggest alternatives in the context of business strategy.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) short tests; (2) individual essay; and (3) team presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Allan Trench
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
or
the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation);
or
approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks
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