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Strategy, Ethics & Governance (MGMT90049)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90049
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines the nature of strategy and strategy processes in organisations. It explores the role that organisations play in society by exploring their impact on the people who work in them, the communities that surround them, and other stakeholders. In particular, a stakeholder value perspective of strategy formulation is considered.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • Understand the concepts and processes of strategy formulation and implementation in organisations.
  • Develop an awareness of the cognitive biases that constrain effective strategic decision making.
  • Recognise the important interactions between organisations and diverse stakeholders in the community.
  • Understand how ethical issues impact on organising processes and people in the organisation.
  • Understand relationships between corporate governance and strategy.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject students should have enhanced their skills in:

  • Ethical behaviour in leadership and organisations
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Capacity for intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent thought
  • Communication of key ideas and theories within the discipline areas
  • Capacity for effective teamwork and collaboration
  • Information retrieval and application in relation to practical problems.

Eligibility and requirements


Entry into the Master of Enterprise.



Non-allowed subjects


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


Additional details

  • Take-home exam (1000 word equivalent), due Tuesday after course delivery (20%)
  • Assignment (1500 words), due four weeks after course delivery (30%)
  • Field project (3000 words), due eight weeks after course delivery (50%)

Dates & times

  • February
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours20 hours of seminars taught intensively over 5 days, plus 2 x 3 hour group case analysis sessions (held on two evenings from 6-9pm during the intensive week)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 8 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date 5 February 2019
    Census date22 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 March 2019
    Assessment period ends 5 April 2019

Time commitment details

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours per semester

Further information

Last updated: 21 August 2019