units

MGX5976

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Quamrul Alam

Synopsis

Identification and evaluation of the firm's competitive position, its markets, government policies, social issues, emerging trends and key factors which are critical for success in its environment. The crafting of an appropriate strategy supported by structure, controls and rewards.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the dynamic nature of business and the strategic management processes employed by businesses to gain sustainable competitive advantage
  2. develop analytical skills to plan the future of an organisation in its competitive environment from the viewpoint of the chief executive
  3. identify the necessary skills for developing and implementing strategies that will enable the organisation to achieve competitive advantage and sustainability
  4. critically analyse the strategic management theories and practices to apply to organisational realities
  5. develop management skills and knowledge to examine strategic management challenges from strategy, change and learning perspective.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

MGX9600, MGX5960 or seek Chief Examiner approval before undertaking this unit.

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822.

Prohibitions

MGG9371, MGG9761, MGX9761