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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 Mark Wickham
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire and critically evaluate in-depth knowledge of foundational and contemporary management theories, principles and processes.
  • Conduct research into management practice through case study analysis
  • Apply strategic and innovative thinking to making decisions and judgements.
  • Communicate complex concepts and justify decision-making, in written formats, to culturally and linguistically diverse audiences and to individuals with varying levels of expertise.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080301 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentReport (40%)|Reflection (30%)|Case Study (30%)
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Hanson, D, Hitt, MA, Ireland, RD & Hoskisson, RE 2017, Strategic management: competitiveness and globalisation 6 edition, Cengage Learning, Melbourne.


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

Chandler, A, Hagstrom, P & Solvell, O 2000, The dynamic firm, Oxford UP, USA.

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.

Joyce, P 2000, Effective strategic change in the public sector, Wiley, London.

Mintzberg, H & Quinn, B (eds.) 1998, Readings in the strategy process, 3rd edn, Prentice Hall, Sydney.

Peng, M 2014, Global strategy, Cengage, USA.

Porter, M 1990, Competitive advantage of nations, MacMillan, London.

Porter, M 2004, Competitive strategy, The Free Press, New York.

Reich, R 2008, Supercapitalism, Scribe, Melbourne.

Segal-Horn, S 1998, The strategy reader, Blackwell, Oxford.

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