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The course introduces theory and techniques firms use to sustain long-term performance by aligning their activities with the strategic environment. It encourages integration of business disciplines to develop coherent solutions to firms' strategic challenges.
Relationship to Other CoursesThis course forms part of the B.Com majors in Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and International Business. It seeks to draw upon and apply knowledge from the functional areas of management. It is complemented by MGMT345 Strategy Processes and Practices. It also prepares students for the M.Com course Advanced Strategic Management.WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT344S1 is: Lectures 24Weekly course readings 30Weekly quizzes 18Strategy Project – individual reflection 12Strategy Project – group reports 36Final Exam (including preparation) 30Total 150 hours
Understand and apply the major business strategy frameworks;Appreciate the role and importance of corporate governance; Analyse the internal and external strategic environment of a firm and articulate well-supported recommendations for action;Discuss the merits of different types of corporate portfolio, the value of the corporate centre and issues in corporate acquisitions and alliance;Appreciate the roles of different actors, processes and actions in strategy development;Critically evaluate an organisation’s approach to strategic control;Discuss the importance of innovation in organisations and the ways that firms can remain innovative;Communicate logical and coherent written strategic analysis and solutions to a complex business case.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
(1) ACCT102; and (2) A further 45 points at 200-level or above
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Exploring Strategy: Text and Cases, 12th Edition, Richard Whittington, Patrick Regnér, Duncan Angwin, Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes. Pearson 2019.Additional materials will be posted on learn.
Domestic fee $868.00
International fee $4,075.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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