MM523 Strategic Management Research Project

Updated: 14 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 36cp and candidature in GradDipMgt or GradCertMgt or MBA or MODSHRM or MStratOrgDev; or candidature in MCom
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit examines the field of strategic planning and management, exploring why strategic management leads to optimising business performance. Students complete a major research project based on their own or another organisation. This requires the use of models and processes that allow students to assess, apply and interpret the basic concepts and tools of strategic analysis. Outcomes include a critical evaluation of strategic choices; the development of appropriate strategic options and the development and presentation of recommendations about how to execute these more effectively.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the strategic planning processes and frameworks used in the management of organisations;
  2. demonstrate expert knowledge in conducting and interpreting a comprehensive strategic analysis of an organisation's internal resource environment, as well as the external industry and competitive environment;
  3. use a range of cognitive, communication and research skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and reflect critically on relevant strategic management principles and concepts in the construction/or critique of strategic plans;
  4. work independently and or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills in the area of strategic decision-making; and
  5. demonstrate the ability to recognise, reflect on and respond to how and why (where appropriate) ethical principles, sustainable and socially responsible management practices matter greatly in the conduct of an organisation's business.