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Unit Overview


This unit is concerned with setting the strategic direction of organisations, with a particular focus on strategic management in global corporations. The most important outcome from undertaking the unit is that students better consider how managers and organisations can think and act in a strategic way. The unit predominately uses case studies to improve the strategic thinking capability of students. A number of topics are considered, including strategic behaviour and leadership; game theory; the impact of disruptive technologies on business model innovation; analysing environmental forces and searching for a sustainable competitive advantage; entrepreneurial strategies; and measuring strategy.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 3OnlineOnline flexible

Students are able to (1) explain the strategic management process through exposure to theoretical concepts and current international developments in the field; (2) develop an appreciation of the organisation as an integrated system through extensive international case analyses; (3) demonstrate the ability to think strategically to identify key challenges and opportunities; (4) make informed recommendations regarding the optimal path for the organisation for sustainable performance; (5) apply strategy models, frameworks and tools to their own work experiences; (6) demonstrate the capability for self-directed learning and reflection; and (7) respond appropriately to global regulatory, ethical, social and sustainability issues.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) learning journal; (2) individual assessment; and (3) group assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr David Blyth
Unit rules
At least 36 points completed credit in the Master of Business Administration - International.
MGMT5502 Strategic Analysis and Consulting Project (ID 5901)
Contact hours
up to 3 hours per week
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