MGMT3347 Strategic Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Business Management major sequence
  • Level 3 option in the Management major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit examines theories, models and analytical frameworks in the field of strategic management. Major themes include the concept of strategy, goals, values and performance, industry analysis, resources and capabilities, organisational structure and management systems, nature and sources of competitive advantage, cost advantage, differentiation advantage, life-cycle model, technology based industries and management of innovation, competitive advantage in mature industries, vertical integration and the scope of the firm, global strategies and multinational enterprise, diversifications strategies, multi-business strategies, and strategies for the future. Case studies and student projects provide opportunities to apply concepts learned, not only from this unit, but from other business and non-business units as well.
Outcomes
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 extensive case analysis, encompassing a variety of concepts and theories covered in the class; (3) apply the unit's theories, frameworks and tools to identify key challenges, opportunities and solutions to organisational problems; and (4) apply critical thinking and analysis to make informed recommendations for the organisation's sustainable performance.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) case study (20% individual, 25% group work); and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Christine Soo
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 units in the Management major or HRMT2237 Human Resource Management and INMT2232 Project Management
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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