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MGMT8012 – Managing Strategically

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Erik Lundmark
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(Admission to MCom or MMgmt or MEngMgt or MPH) and 40cp at 8000 level
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

The purpose of this unit is to help students develop their own point of view on the formulation and implementation of strategy. Students will study how to think and act like strategic managers and leaders within an organisation. The unit is concerned with the many managerial plans and actions involved in organisations’ quest to gain and sustain competitive advantage, how they might stay “in fit” with ever-changing environments, and how they manage strategic change. The unit draws from a range of different disciplines, bringing together much of the concepts/ideas/subjects that form the basis of a business degree.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Analyse and explain the nature and scope of the strategic management process and how strategy is dependent on leadership, stakeholders and group processes.
  • ULO2: Critically evaluate an organisation and its strategy in terms of congruence, resources and strategic fit.
  • ULO3: Apply key strategic management tools and models to synthesise complex problems in strategic management.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Policy:

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Case Study 60% No Weeks 6, 7, & 12
Final Examination 40% No University Examination Period

Case Study

Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: Weeks 6, 7, & 12
Weighting: 60%

 

This assessment has three components:

  • Individually written work (individually assessed, worth 30%). This requires students to submit a thorough written response to specific questions relating to the case study. Lenght: 1,000 words
  • A group presentation of the case solution(s) (group assessed, worth 20%)
  • Group contribution to class discussions throughout the Session (group assessed, worth 10%)

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and explain the nature and scope of the strategic management process and how strategy is dependent on leadership, stakeholders and group processes.
  • Critically evaluate an organisation and its strategy in terms of congruence, resources and strategic fit.
  • Apply key strategic management tools and models to synthesise complex problems in strategic management.

Final Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 40%

 

A two-hour online examination (open book) will be held during the University Examination period.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and explain the nature and scope of the strategic management process and how strategy is dependent on leadership, stakeholders and group processes.
  • Critically evaluate an organisation and its strategy in terms of congruence, resources and strategic fit.
  • Apply key strategic management tools and models to synthesise complex problems in strategic management.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Text

Whittington, R., Regnér, P., Angwin, D., Johnson, G. & Scholes, K. (2019) Exploring Strategy (12th Edition).Pearson Education. ISBN:9781292282510and additional readings available via iLearn.

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Students need access to video recording hard- and software, word processor and internet access that is fast enough to allow for video streaming up and down.

Delivery Format and Other Details

Number and length of classes: One three-hour seminar class per week unless indicated otherwise in the lecture schedule. Classes may vary due to public holiday(s).

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via Leganto on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.