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MBR701 - Strategy and Value Creation (Residential)


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Residential Intensive period 08: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:INTENSIVE 08: Rakesh Pati
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in M701, M501, M543, M601 and M703



Incompatible with: MBA701, MBA731, MBR731, MPM703, MPM706, MPR706
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

In-person attendance requirements:

This unit requires students to attend six days of intensive study at Waurn Ponds Estate, Geelong.

2023 dates: 

Residential intensive period 08: Sunday 10 - Friday 15 September 2023


Conference fees for residential intensive units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. For further information please visit the Intensive Units webpage.


This unit introduces the principles of strategic management and the logics of value creation. It provides the opportunity to understand and apply the tools of strategy to identify priorities for management decision-making and develop coherent and aligned operational and implementation plans that contribute to organisational goals in a dynamic and culturally diverse business environment.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Critically apply strategic management concepts, theories and tools to support strategic management activities in a variety of organisational contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Diagnose organisational issues and propose evidence-based recommendations using organisational and strategy frameworks.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Articulate complex business situations and challenges and communicate to a professional audience, insights and recommendations for addressing them.

GLO2: Communication


Analyse economic, social, environmental and governance factors that influence strategy formulation in organisations.

GLO8: Global Citizenship


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Part A: (Group of 5) Oral Presentation
Part B: (Group of 5) Written Report

Part A: 20 minutes
Part B: 3000 words

Part A: 20%
Part B: 30%


(Individual) Written Submission 

3000 words



The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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