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Strategic Management (BUS317)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
SGP1: TJB-internal, TSB-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This is a capstone unit which is aimed at preparing students to think strategically, and to look at all the issues and problems affecting the strategic initiatives of an organisation, from a total corporate perspective. The unit provides a conceptual framework of corporate strategy and policy formulation, and integrates the key functional areas for business including, organisational learning, innovation, knowledge management, marketing, finance and human resource management for strategic decision making.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshop: 2 hours per week.
Assessment A significant component of the assessment is group-based project. This project is composed of a presentation (15%) and a report (25%). This project, a form of work-integrated learning, pertains to the construction of a strategy for a listed firm. The project is self-directed. The rest of the marks are allocated to an individual essay (20%) and a final exam (40%). Students will obtain feedback on how well they are able to grasp and apply the relevant concepts as they progress through the scaffolded assessments.
Prerequisites BUS223 Organisational Theory and Behaviour or BUS240 Organisation Development and Human Resources Management or BUS298 Organisation Development and Change or BUS297 Principles of Human Resources Management or BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Strategic Management (BUS349) - as for BUS317 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability Not available this year
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Assessment There is a significant group project worth 40% of the final mark. This project, a form of work-integrated learning, pertains to the construction of a strategy for a listed firm. The group will mainly direct itself in the construction of this report. Groups will, however, receive project-specific guidance in workshops. The rest of the marks are allocated to an individual essay (20%) and a final exam (40%).
Prerequisites BUS223 Organisational Theory and Behaviour or BUS240 Organisation Development and Human Resources Management or BUS298 Organisation Development and Change or BUS297 Principles of Human Resources Management or BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour
Exclusions students who have completed BUS317 Strategic Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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