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MMS736 - Strategic Management

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Geraldine Zeimers
Prerequisite:

MMS714

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1.5 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1.5 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week (recordings provided)

Content

This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge applicable to the process of planning for an organisation's future. Key elements of strategic management will be considered including planning, environmental analysis, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and control. The unit will assess the strategic management cycle and decision-making processes utilised in considering alternatives, choice and the evaluation of strategy as it applies to sporting organisations.  It will also include case study analysis of national and international sport and non-sport organisations. Links between decision-making, leadership, culture and ethical behaviour in relation to strategy formulation will also be examined.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

To develop a critical and integrated understanding of the concepts and theories of strategic management and their application to sport organisations     GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

To evaluate the use of strategic management tools relevant and applicable to sport organisation requirements, with specific reference to profit, non-profit oriented organisation

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

To identify and establish the link between leadership, decision making, culture, and ethical behaviour in relation to strategy formulation and implementation

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

To demonstrate teamwork and collaborative strategic decision making through case study analysis

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO7: Teamwork

ULO5

To demonstrate the capacity to undertake an integrated strategic analysis through case study analysis of both sport and non-sport organisations of national and international significance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Group of 5) - Online Strategy Simulation equivalent to 3000 words 40% Simulation will run across weeks 2 -10
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written Assignment 5000 words 60% Week 11

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMS736 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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