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Strategies for Growth and Excellence (MBS664)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-MMR: TSB-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit enables students to investigate how firms and organisations design and execute effective strategies. Exploring relevant issues: macro - globalisation, market competition, environmental, sustainability, information communication technology, meso - government regulatory frameworks, shareholder and stakeholder needs, and micro - resources, leadership and organisational culture and values, students analyse recent case studies and 'hot topics' in strategy drawn from the media and business journals.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of strategic management
1.2 Apply strategic management knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
2. Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts:
3. Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
4. Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
5.1 Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
5.2 Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: South Street Murdoch 12 x 3 Hours Sessions Seminars
Seminars (South Street): All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning. Structured learning may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, workshops, online activities, consultations and coaching sessions. Some units may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Seminars (TNE): 12 sessions at 4 hours per session. At all locations there are 12 structured coaching hours assigned for this unit.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning.
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.
Assessment Assessment Task 1: Written Critical Analysis: 20% Assessment Task 2: Team Project: 40% Reflective Journal on Team Project 10% Closed Book Examination: 30% Written, supervised assessment: 30%; Written unsupervised assessment:70%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a postgraduate course.
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
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Business Administration + Master of HealthCare Management (MHCM)+(MBA)
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Business Administration + Master of Information Technology (Data Science) (MBA)+(MIT) [New in 2019]
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (MPA(Adv))
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Deanna de Zilwa
Lecturer In Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6029
e: D.deZilwa@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.019 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Deanna de Zilwa
Lecturer In Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6029
e: D.deZilwa@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.019 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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