Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Strategic Management informs students of issues and perspectives in strategic management and corporate policy. This course also tests knowledge and skills through a range of relevant challenges such as debates, case studies and participation in a corporate policy game or a management consultancy in addition to an exam.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)


  • Trimester 2 - 2021

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 3 - 2021

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 3 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


The 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


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Business, or the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Business Administration combined degree programs (Program codes 11696, 11507, 11695, 11697, 11003, 11235, 11545, 11509, 12267, 12247, 12379, 12399, 12398, 12397, 12400, 12406, 40137. 40145, 40147, 40146, 40148, 40149).

Assumed knowledge

40 units of Master of Business or MBA core courses

Assessment items

Essay: Individual Research Written Paper

Presentation: Group Project Written Report and Group Presentation

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct, Online, PSB Singapore and Sydney Elizabeth Street


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

The workshop will be an interactive workshop for the full trimester or online equivalent.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.