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Strategic Management (MGMT30013)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMGMT30013
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject explores the core management challenge of strategy formulation. This involves identification, assessment and selection of business and corporate strategy options, all with an eye to building and sustaining competitive advantage. Business strategies address the question of ‘how to compete’ in a given industry or market. Corporate strategies consider choices around industries, activities and locations. Students will utilise and critique a range of analytical frameworks, each crucial in developing a ‘whole of business’ strategic vision, beyond functional marketing, operations and finance decisions.

Intended learning outcomes

Recognise and assess the wide range of corporate strategy choices faced by organisations

Generic skills

  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; problem solving; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; statistical reasoning.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

One of:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT20005 Business Decision Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
IBUS20001 Business in Asia 12.5
IBUS20002 Business in the Global Economy
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

One of:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT20005 Business Decision Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
IBUS20001 Business in Asia 12.5
IBUS20002 Business in the Global Economy
Semester 2
12.5

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

Basic familiarity with Microeconomics modelling of firm decisions (see the prerequisites) would afford a more nuanced understanding of the course concepts.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

DescriptionTimingPercentage
  • Participation in lecture and tutorial including attendance and active participation in class discussions .Throughout semester.
Throughout the semester10%
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination
  • 2 hours
  • Hurdle requirement: To pass this subject students must pass the end of semester examination.
During examination period50%
  • Group written assignment (including a peer-evaluation) of 2500 words (with each group composed of 3-5 students) Due between weeks 5 & 7
  • 2,500 words
Week 525%
  • Individual written assignment of 1500 words Due between weeks 10 & 12
  • 1,500 words
Week 1015%

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOne 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

  • Subject notes

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 22 May 2019