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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Pre-requisites

144 Credit Points

Unit aim

Provides opportunities to apply established strategy frameworks and tools to contemporary organisational contexts to understand the pursuit of sustainable competitive advantage. The unit encourages students to critically engage with the latest thinking about the realities of strategy as a complex social practice characterised by politicised processes. The unit integrates and applies knowledge gained in previous units.

Unit content

Module 1: Strategy formation: History and Strategy Development

Module 2: Internal analysis: Strategic capability and culture

Module 3: External analysis: The macro and industry environment

Module 4: Evaluating levels of strategy and strategic options

Module 5: Implementing strategy

Module 6: Business ethics, corporate governance & corporate social responsibility

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 define and discuss strategy, including its historical development, theoretical variation, and its place in the practice of management and business
2 apply critical thinking to the practice of strategy and be able to communicate and manage strategic change and implementation processes.
3 leverage knowledge gained in earlier units in working effectively with others to develop and apply skills in conducting strategic analysis, and subsequently, developing and communicating strategic options across a variety of industries and competitive situations.
4 critically appraise and apply sound principles of ethical leadership and social responsibility to the strategy process.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. define and discuss strategy, including its historical development, theoretical variation, and its place in the practice of management and business
  2. apply critical thinking to the practice of strategy and be able to communicate and manage strategic change and implementation processes.
  3. leverage knowledge gained in earlier units in working effectively with others to develop and apply skills in conducting strategic analysis, and subsequently, developing and communicating strategic options across a variety of industries and competitive situations.
  4. critically appraise and apply sound principles of ethical leadership and social responsibility to the strategy process.

Prescribed texts

  • Students only require the "text only" version of this book. It is not necessary to purchase the "text and cases" version: Whittington, R, Regner, P, Angwin, D, Johnson, G & Scholes, K, 2020, Exploring Strategy, 12th edn, Pearson Education, Harlow (UK). ISBN: 9781292282510 .

  • Students only require the "text only" version of this book. It is not necessary to purchase the "text and cases" version: Whittington, R, Regner, P, Angwin, D, Johnson, G & Scholes, K, 2020, Exploring Strategy, 12th edn, Pearson Education, Harlow (UK). ISBN: 9781292282510 .

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  • Students only require the "text only" version of this book. It is not necessary to purchase the "text and cases" version: Whittington, R, Regner, P, Angwin, D, Johnson, G & Scholes, K, 2020, Exploring Strategy, 12th edn, Pearson Education, Harlow (UK). ISBN: 9781292282510 .
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.