CPA Handbook Global Strategy and Leadership (2021) CPA Australia
|Unit Web Page:
Course material is available on the learning management system (iLearn). The web page for this unit can be found at http://ilearn.mq.edu.au. Ensure that you have regular access to technology that has reliable connectivity to the internet.
- The Webpage will contain important unit materials including:
- Course details—an outline of the unit
- Announcements—notices updating students on important matters regarding the unit
- Lecture slides
- Homework requirements
- Results for Class Test 1 and Class Test 2
- Practice opportunities
|Technology Used and Required:
||Students must have access to iLearn
|Delivery Format and Other Details:
This unit is structured around attendance at one 3 hour class per week. A link to the timetable can be found here : http://timetables.mq.edu.au
Class attendance is compulsory.
Johnson G., Scholes, K., Whittington R. (2008), Exploring Corporate Strategy: Texts and Cases 8th ed, Prentice Hall, Harlow, Essex.
Hubbard, G., Rice, I., Beamish, P (2008), Strategic Management: Thinking, Analysis, Action 3rd ed, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest.
Students can also access additional materials via CPA Online learning. Details regarding this can be obtained within the CPA program guide made available to students upon enrolment with CPA. Students are encouraged to utilise this material.
There is generally a large amount of published literature available concerning strategic management. Students are therefore also encouraged to perform their own research (eg library, internet) during the semester to further explore the content covered within the prescribed and suggested reference texts, and, in class discussion.
|Other Course Materials:
||All materials required are referenced on iLearn
Teaching and Learning Activities
The unit is structured around a 3 hour session.
Lectures will provide students with the main concepts and techniques and these will cover the most significant parts of the content from the CPA Material. Students are expected to work through the material independently and to read the relevant module prior to lecture attendance. Some class discussion/activity will also be undertaken to consolidate the student’s knowledge of the material covered within each week’s lecture.
For each module, PowerPoint lecture notes will be placed on iLearn before the class. They are NOT intended to, nor do they stand alone nor do they in any way replace compulsory lecture attendance and FULL READING OF THE CPA Modules. They are provided for your convenience.
Students are required to ensure that they meet the requirements of the participation assessment to receive class participation marks. Activities will be undertaken that will require students to complete tasks prior to, during and post class attendance.
You are not entitled to rely on notes provided by the lecturer for full study purposes nor most importantly can they be taken as being a defined indicator of CPA exam content.
Active participation in class is expected of every student. This helps clarify ideas, understanding and problem areas with the material, as well as enhancing your communication skills.
Ways to enhance your chance of success in this unit:
During 2007 the Master of Accounting program engaged in a significant research project that was designed to investigate and find ways to enhance student participation in the classroom.
Students who were interviewed during the research project stated that participating in classroom discussions, answering lecturer’s questions and engaging in meaningful discussion with colleagues when directed by the lecturer:
1. assists them in retaining information and maintaining interest and concentration
2. allows them to clarify or check their understanding
3. provides opportunities to enhance and reinforce knowledge and learn from other students
4. improves their English proficiency
5. supports their development of communication skills develops skills needed in professional practice.
Lecturers expect students to participate in class as it:
1. provides opportunities for students to review or clarify lecture content and benefit from the experience of other students
2. assists students to think about concepts and test whether their understanding is correct
3. develops confidence in speaking
4. provides opportunities to think in a different way
The research concluded that the benefits of participation include:
- enhancing the learning process
- meeting lecturers’ expectations of students
- helping to increase communication skills.