Strategic Management

Course code GSBS6060Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Strategic Management informs students of issues and perspectives in strategic management and corporate policy as well as test knowledge and skills through a range of possible challenges such as debates and case studies participation in a corporate policy game or a management consultancy in addition to an exam.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctTrimester 3
Sydney Bathurst StreetTrimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
UoN SingaporeTrimester 1, Trimester 3
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the concepts and models of strategic management.
2. Think strategically about an organisation, its present business position, its long-term direction, its resource and competitive capabilities, the effectiveness of its strategy, and its opportunities for gaining sustainable competitive advantage.
3. Utilise strategic management tools to conduct strategic analysis of organisations in a variety of industries and competitive situations and understand the challenges and opportunities of the global market environment.
4. Develop and present a critically reflective, well-structured case analysis.
5. Integrate the tasks of management and planning in an organisation within a competitive environment.
ContentThe topics in this course include but are not limited to:

1. Overview of strategic management
2. Strategic Management Theory
3. Strategic Analysis
4. Strategic Planning
5. Strategy Development
6. Strategic Evaluation
7. Strategy Implementation
8. Current Issues in Strategic Management
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge40 units of Master of Business or MBA core courses
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsGroup Strategic Case Study Report
Essays / Written AssignmentsIndividual Essay
Examination: Formal
Presentations - GroupGroup Strategic Case Study Presentation
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Business, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration, Master of Aviation Management and associated combined programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6060