COMMGMT 3501NA - Strategic Management III

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Trimester 3 - 2014

This course addresses the strategic management of organisations, including the formulation of longer term strategic directions, the planning of objectives and supporting strategies, and the control of strategic implementation. It provides students with an understanding of the approaches and tools for planning and controlling strategy at the organisation and sub-unit levels, as well as experience in case analysis and practical application of planning and control skills. Topics include evaluating the strategic environment, industry and competitive analysis, formulating mission and setting objectives, strategy selection and implementation, and strategic control. Also considered are specialist issues in strategic management such as technology and not-for-profit organisation management, corporate social responsibility and environmental strategies.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMMGMT 3501NA
    Course Strategic Management III
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    Units 3
    Prerequisites COMMGMT 2502
    Course Description This course addresses the strategic management of organisations, including the formulation of longer term strategic directions, the planning of objectives and supporting strategies, and the control of strategic implementation. It provides students with an understanding of the approaches and tools for planning and controlling strategy at the organisation and sub-unit levels, as well as experience in case analysis and practical application of planning and control skills. Topics include evaluating the strategic environment, industry and competitive analysis, formulating mission and setting objectives, strategy selection and implementation, and strategic control. Also considered are specialist issues in strategic management such as technology and not-for-profit organisation management, corporate social responsibility and environmental strategies.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Daniel

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Knowledge & Understanding
    • An understanding of the political, economic, technological, social and cultural environments of businesses.
    • An understanding of the theories, concepts and tools that support strategic management in organisations.
    • An appreciation of the implications of structure, culture and operations on the strategic management of organizations.
    • Capacity to understand the significant issues of strategy in business and management.
    Communication & Comprehension Skills
    • Ability to evaluate and synthesise information and existing knowledge from numerous sources and experiences.
    • Capacity to apply relevant theories and concepts to inform the demands of business and management practice.
    • Ability to recognize the limits of management and strategy and a capacity to identify, develop and apply alternative methods where necessary.
    • Ability to interpret complex business issues and ascertain their causes and effects through application of appropriate tools, then develop feasible and constructive solutions and provide advice to business managers.
    • Capacity to participate constructively in team situations to complete shared tasks and meet deadlines
    • High level analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills, high level oral communication skills, high level written communication skills.
    Attitudes and Values
    • A commitment to objectivity, intellectual inquiry and academic rigour.
    • An appreciation of the role of business ethics and corporate responsibility.
    • An appreciation of cultural diversity and sensitivity in the management of businesses.
    • An appreciation of social justice through organisations that pursue good governance, meet professional standards and conform to societal norms and uphold respected community value.
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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