Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Andrew Laurence Cavanagh


Not offered in 2016


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.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and explain the core concept of strategic management
  2. explain and analyse the relationships between strategy formulation, strategy implementation and strategy evaluation
  3. summarise the main differences between corporate, business and functional strategies
  4. apply the strategy concepts and tools in analysing the factors affecting strategy implementation and evaluation
  5. critically analyse the usefulness of e-business strategy, corporate social responsibility, and strategy in the public sector organisations.


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.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


MGF1010 or MGB1010 or MGG1010 or MGP1010 or MGW1010