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BX3074 - Strategic Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

Strategic Management serves as the capstone subject for the management major. As such, it integrates prior knowledge acquired in the students' business studies and provides lessons in the practical application of management theories. Major topics include: strategy formulation and implementation; strategic planning and decision processes; strategic control and reward systems; resource allocation; diversification and portfolio strategies; competitive strategy; cooperative strategies, selection and behavior of general managers; and the composition and processes of top management teams.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a knowledge of theories of organisational sociology and economics as they apply to strategy;
  • integrate the knowledge acquired throughout the study of the management major and wider business subjects and examine how it is applied by generalist leaders;
  • understand how the various disciplines of their business education are applied in the real world.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students should have knowledge from BU2003 Organisational Behaviour
Prerequisites: 24 credit points of BU BX CO EC MG TO subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2008 MG3774

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 30%); assignment (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 30%); assignment (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 30%); assignment (20% - 30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: Dr Murray Prideaux.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: other exams (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 30%); assignment (20% - 30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.