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Strategic Decision-Making (MBS606)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
SGP1: TSP-internal
Description This capstone core unit assumes a senior management perspective and concerns the overall strategies, objectives and policies of the organisation. Topics include strategy analysis, formulation, implementation and evaluation; strategic portfolio, risk and diversification; organisational structure and systems in strategy making; organisational culture; fragmented, emerging, mature, and declining industry environments; and managing strategic change and organisational renewal. There will also be a strong focus on the global competitiveness of companies, industries and nations.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars/workshops: 3 hours per week.
Assessment Assessment Task 1: Critical Analysis of a journal article 30%
Assessment Task 2: Team Project on a Firm's Strategic Scenarios 40%
Examination (Closed Book) 30%
Students receive detailed feedback via a completed marking rubric.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course. It is recommended that students complete MBS513 Accounting for Managers, MBS507 Marketing Management, and MBS508 Organisational Behaviour and Management before attempting this unit.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS647 Strategic Decision-Making 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.
Strategic Decision-Making (MBS647) - as for MBS606 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
Assessment Assessment Task 1: Critical Analysis of a Journal Article 30%
Assessment Task 2: Team Project on a Firm's Strategic Scenarios 40%
Examination: Closed Book 30%
Students receive detailed feedback over a completed marking rubric

* Task complexity and length has been reduced as this is now a 3 point unit.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS606 Strategic Decision-Making may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS606
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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