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Strategic Management: Process and Practice

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N13420

Semester: Autumn

Convenor: Sue Tempest

Credits & Level: 10 Credits, Level 3

Pre-requisites: N12410 (Strategic Management: Content and Analysis).

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to all Part I and Part II Business School students and Joint/Minor students who have taken the required pre-requisite. CANNOT be taken if taken or are taking N11111 (Introduction to Management Strategy), N12616 (Management Strategy).

Delivery: 11 x ninety-minute lectures and 2 x sixty-minute seminars

Assessment: One 3,000 word case study essay (100%)

Summary of Content This module examines the managerial and organisational factors that influence the formation and subsequent realisation of strategy. The course enables you to develop skills in the analysis of strategic processes and practice with particular reference to the role of organisation in strategy development and execution, strategic leadership, strategic change, internationalisation and stakeholder management in strategic management

Aims To examine the process of strategic management and the management factors that influence effective strategy implementation.

Key Words: Strategy Development, Execution and Organisation; Strategic Leadership; Managing Strategic Change; International Strategic Management; Stakeholder Management and Strategy

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services
  • The management of resources
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values
  • The development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology has reshaped traditional revenue and business models
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Commercial acumen based on an awareness of the key drivers for business success, causes of failure and the importance of providing customer satisfaction and building customer loyalty
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time

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