MGMT344-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Strategic Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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 Courses
This 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.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT344S1 is:

Lectures 24
Weekly course readings 30
Weekly quizzes 18
Strategy Project – individual reflection 12
Strategy Project – group reports 36
Final Exam (including preparation) 30
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

      Globally aware

      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



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Paul Knott


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Learn Quizzes 14% Weekly Learn Quizzes (Classes 7 March - 23 May)
Individual Reflection 28 Mar 2023 8% Individual reflection on project firm priorities
Strategy Project (group reports) 02 May 2023 15% Strategic Environment
Strategy Project (group reports) 30 May 2023 18% Performance, Potential & Recommendations
Final Examination 45% Final Examination

Textbooks / Resources

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.

Indicative Fees

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.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

All MGMT344 Occurrences

  • MGMT344-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023