MGMT344-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Strategic Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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.

Learning Outcomes

The overarching learning goal for the course is the ability to apply strategic management knowledge and techniques to business problems. This includes the ability to:

1. Understand and apply the major business strategy frameworks;
2. Appreciate the role and importance of corporate governance;
3. Analyse the internal and external strategic environment of a firm and articulate well-supported recommendations for action;
4. Discuss the merits of different types of corporate portfolio, the value of the corporate centre and issues in corporate acquisitions and alliances;
5. Appreciate the roles of different actors, processes and actions in strategy development;
6. Critically evaluate an organisation’s approach to strategic control;
7. Discuss the importance of innovation in organisations and the ways that firms can remain innovative;
8. 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



Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT344-24S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system. However, lecture attendance is highly recommended as it provides a more engaging and interactive experience. Project groups may take the opportunity to meet and discuss submissions after the relevant classes.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Paul Knott

Guest Lecturer

Prof Linda Rouleau


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Learn Quizzes 7% Weekly Learn Quizzes Classes 6 Mar - 15 May
Individual Reflection 20 Mar 2024 10% Individual reflection on project firm priorities
Strategy Project (group reports) 01 May 2024 15% Strategic Environment
Strategy Project (group reports) 22 May 2024 18% Performance, Potential & Recommendations
Final Examination 50% Final Examination

To pass this course you must not only achieve a final grade of 50% or higher, but also achieve a grade of at least 45% in the Final Examination.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Exploring Strategy: Text and Cases, 13th Edition. Richard Whittington, Patrick Regnér, Duncan Angwin, Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes. Pearson 2023

Additional materials will be posted on learn.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* 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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