This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of strategic management, focusing on strategic thinking and decision making. Throughout your study you will be asked to place yourself in the position of a strategic manager and to use your creativity and ingenuity in mapping out strategies that will help your organisation maintain a competitive edge. To assist you meet this challenge, we will discuss in detail the various stages that make up the strategic management process. We will use a number of examples from the Transport and Logistics Industry to show how the process works in practice (we will also use examples from different industries). Use what you learn about the process as a guide, but always remember that mechanically following a process or technique, however well tried and tested, is no substitute for creative thinking!
As postgraduate students, you will be expected and encouraged to be creative and conceptual in applying strategic management theory. The key lies in how well you, as a strategic manager, can make opportunities out of threats (challenges) and devise ingenious ways of making them work.
Students should draw upon all the relevant knowledge and skills gained from previous units. The work from Management isuseful: The topics of Leadership, Communication, the External Environment, Managing Change, Organisational Culture, Organisational Structure Design and Evaluation. Topics covered in Finance for Decision-Making relevant to this unit. For example, budgeting, ratio analysis and interpretation of financial statements is particularly useful to strategic managers.
|Unit name||Strategic Management|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Ms Allison James|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Discuss the nature and dynamics of the strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation processes in networked industries.
- Identify and develop key statements that encapsulate the organisation’s strategic purpose and performance.
- Evaluate and recommend improvements to the strategic response planned by an organisation operating in a networked industry.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:JNB519
|Assessment||Discussion Posts (online) (10%)|Discussion Posts (online) (20%)|Plan (30%)|Essay (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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