units

MGF5360

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 First semester 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Linda McGuire

Synopsis

This unit focuses on the practical application of strategic management concepts, theories and analytical techniques in the public sector. Public value, public accountability and public policy processes are fundamental differences that have practical implications for strategic management. Learning is structured around cases. The emphasis is on understanding the nature and complexity of strategy problems, the role of strategic analysis, and the application of frameworks and techniques to identify issues and evaluate options.

Outcomes

Our students will be able to:

  1. identify and analyse the factors that influence strategy in public sector contexts
  2. select and apply appropriate frameworks and analytical techniques for strategic analysis in public sector contexts
  3. research and evaluate evidence for strategic analysis in public sector contexts
  4. evaluate strategic issues in a case and design appropriate recommendations for action.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

MGX9270, MGF5927, MPA5901or MPA9001 or seek Chief Examiner's 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