Courses & Units

Strategic Management BMA799


Strategic management today is a complex process requiring advanced skills. International expansion, network advantage, and resource optimisation pervade every aspect of this critical management skill. Successful managers need up-to-date guidance in the creation and implementation of effective strategy. This unit is specifically designed to meet these requirements. The design, content, concepts and supportive readings all reflect current issues in strategic management. The unit focuses on the practice and concepts of strategic management through the introduction of appropriate theoretical models and frameworks. The central issue of the unit is the achievement of competitive advantage: internal and external drivers of competitive advantage, the link between strategy formulation and implementation, and the role of leadership, corporate governance and strategic entrepreneurship in this process.


Unit name Strategic Management
Unit code BMA799
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Farveh Farivar
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): ECA
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
ECA Melbourne Semester 2 On-Campus International


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate the practical application of foundational and contemporary strategic management theories, principles and processes.
  • Analyse organisational strategies in a business.
  • Communicate complex concepts and justify decision-making, in professional collaborative and written formats.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080301 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,979.00

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Teaching Pattern

Introductory tutorial (Wk 1), 4 x 3-hour on-campus workshops.

Online class 1-hr weekly commencing in Week 2.

AssessmentAssessment Task 1: Critical Literature Review (30%)|Assessment Task 2: Environmental Scanning Presentation (30%)|Assessment Task 3: SWOT Analysis and Strategy Development Plan (40%)
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Hanson, D., Backhouse, K., Leaney, D., Hitt, MA, Ireland, RD & Hoskisson, RE 2021, Strategic management: competitiveness and globalisation 7 edition, Cengage Learning, Melbourne.


Barney, J & Hesterly, W 2015, Strategic management and competitive advantage, Pearson, New Jersey.

De Rond, M 2006, Strategic alliances as social facts, Cambridge UP, Cambridge UK.

De Wit, B & Meyer,R 2016, Strategy: process, content, context, 6th edn, Thompson, London. Freedman, L 2013, Strategy: a history, Oxford UP, Oxford.

Grant, R, Butler, B, Orr, S & Murray, PA 2014, Contemporary strategic management: an Australasian perspective, Wiley, Milton, QLD.

Hendry, C, Arthur, M & Jones, A 1995, Strategy through people: adaptation and learning in the small-medium enterprise, Routledge, London.

Hubbard, G, Rice, J & Galvin, P, 2015, Strategic management: thinking, analysis, action, Pearson, Melbourne.

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