MGMT5502 Strategic Analysis and Consulting Project

12 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit aims to equip students with appropriate research skills to be able to analyse and develop possible solutions for a real world business problem. It comprises a strategic analysis of real world business problems; and a business advisory consulting report.

Students learn to think strategically and apply key course theories and tools to identify key challenges and opportunities; formulate plausible solutions and initiatives consistent with organisational goals; make informed recommendations regarding the optimal path for the organisation for sustainable performance and apply strategy models, frameworks and tools to strategically transform an organisation.

Students apply their strategic management and analytical research skills to a real business problem in the completion of the business advisory consulting report. This report is completed in teams and students work on a project identified by a private or public company, a not-for-profit organisation or an industry association. Students are required to present the results of their analysis to both the client and faculty.
Students are able to (1) explain the strategic management process through exposure to theoretical concepts and current developments in the field; (2) develop an appreciation of the organisation as an integrated system through case analyses, encompassing a variety of concepts and theories covered in class; (3) think strategically and apply key course theories and tools to identify key challenges and opportunities; (4) develop the ability to apply their knowledge of strategy and management fundamentals; (5) demonstrate the capacity for original and independent thought and research, through problem identification, formulation and solution of an industry-based project relevant to studies in management; (6) communicate effectively in writing and orally to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and (7) reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and self improvements.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group presentations; (2) individual essays; and (3) final test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Allan Trench
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation) (43520); MGMT5513 Data Driven Decision Making
MGMT5700 Strategic Management
Contact hours
seminars/presentations/case studies: 6 hours per week over 14 weeks
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