units

MGG3401

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - 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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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2015 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Christine Lee

Synopsis

Business environments including markets, critical success factors, and strategies employed to gain a competitive advantage; the nature of strategic management; the analysis and interpretation of business environments; the nature of competition, relative position of firms, individual strategies and their relationship to critical success factors; strengths and weaknesses related to production, logistics, finance, R and D, marketing, administration etc.; the role of structure, controls, rewards, culture and leadership in implementation.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify factors that help companies to survive and prosper
  2. compare various models and the actual processes of managing strategies
  3. evaluate various techniques of analysing situation that require a strategic response
  4. debate the factors that lead to strategy success and failure
  5. apply strategic management concepts in such areas as e-business and public and non-profit sectors.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

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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Prerequisites

Students must have passed MGW1010 or MGG1010 before undertaking this unit

Prohibitions