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MBR701 - Strategy and Value Creation (Residential)


2021 unit information

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Last updated: 4 June 2021

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Residential Intensive period 08: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Residential intensive period 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.

2021 dates:

Residential intensive period 08:
  • Sunday 12 September 2021
  • Monday 13 September 2021
  • Tuesday 14 September 2021
  • Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • Thursday 16 September 2021
  • Friday 17 September 2021


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

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts, theories and tools of strategic management.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Apply the analysis and decision-making tools of strategic management to support the activities of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation in a variety of organisational contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Apply organisational and strategy frameworks used in diagnosing organisational issues and propose evidence- based recommendations.

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


Articulate complex business situations and challenges and communicate insights and recommendations in addressing these.

GLO2: Communication


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

GLO8: Global Citizenship

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


Assessment Description Length Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Due week 

Assessment 1 (Group of 7)-

Class presentation

20 minutes 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (Individual)- Written Response Test (in class) Information not yet available 20% Information not yet available

Assessment 3 Project

Part A (Group of 7)- Report (Business)

Part B (Individual) - Written Reflection (self)

Part A: 2500 words

Part B: Information not yet available

Part A: 30%

Part B: 30%

Information not yet available

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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