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Leading from Strategy to Operations (MBS608)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: T3-external
Description Building on techniques learned in the leadership theme, this unit covers the design and implementation of strategy, both at the organisation and business unit levels. It also presents the tools and methodologies for industry and competition analysis as well as techniques to tap uncontested markets to deliver fast growth and superior profitability. Emphasis is placed on the importance of execution centered strategic planning and the management of business processes, as well as on change management and overcoming the challenges of strategy implementation.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Explain that translating strategy into operations is all about making choices and executing them
2. Apply advanced methodologies to understand the competitive landscape
3. Plan and manage organisation and business unit strategies, to ensure a sustainable competitive advantage.
4. Actively manage business processes for Value Creation
5. Analyse the importance and the challenges of aligning strategy and execution
6. Evaluate the main challenges of implementation and manage change in organisations
7. Justify the importance of Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Culture, Process and Measurements in Execution
Timetabled Learning Activities Collaborate sessions are approximately 3 hours x 2 days over 4four weeks of the intensive learning period.
These sessions are entirely online. Collaborate sessions use the Zoom application, and attendance at the
Collaborate sessions are compulsory.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Students will undertake all activities online.
These activities include participating in interactive learning activities, accessing online reading, watching instructional videos, interacting with fellow students and completing assessments.
Other Learning Experiences Throughout the unit, students will be asked to complete a range of tasks before the Collaborate sessions
(e.g. readings, self-assessments, contributions to discussions on Curatr). The Collaborate sessions include a
rangevariety of interactive activities including guided instructions (both in small groups and whole class),
role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks,
enquiries-based tasks and presentations
Assessment Assessment 1 - Group Presentation + Case Study ULO 1 & 2, Weighting 30%
Assessment 2 - Engagement ULO 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7, Weighting 20%
Assessment 3 - Group Presentation + Case Study, ULO 3 & 4, Weighting 20%
Assessment 4 - Case Study, ULO3, ULO4, Weighting 30%
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation (EMLeadershipStratInnov) [New in 2016]
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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