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MANT338 Strategic Management

Study of how organisations formulate and implement value-creating strategies in their competition with other organisations. Students are introduced to the key theories and concepts of strategic management and how these can be applied in a business context.

Strategic management can be understood as the continuous and systematic analysis of the external environment (e.g. customers, industry, suppliers, economy) and the huge diversity of activity and resources within the company itself to develop and maintain competitive advantage or some other form of 'success'. Organisations of all sizes (corporate to small) and of all types (competitive to voluntary) face these challenges. MANT 338 is a study of how organisations in New Zealand and around the globe try to meet them. Students of MANT 338 will regularly engage in case study analysis and discussions as part of their learning. Graduates of MANT 338 will have developed an acknowledgement for, and a proficiency in, a subject of business that is relevant across a wide range of professions and careers.

Paper title Strategic Management
Paper code MANT338
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $846.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.10

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Prerequisite
MANT 251 and 18 further 200-level points
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Coordinator: Dr Conor O'Kane
Teaching Arrangements

There are three hours of class each week. One hour will be a lecture where theory and concepts are introduced. Later in the week there will be a two hour case study discussion. There are no additional tutorials beyond this scheduling.

Textbooks

Recommended text: Johnson, G., Whittington, R., & Scholes, K. (2014). Exploring strategy (10th ed.). Harlow, UK: FT Prentice Hall. Earlier editions are also fine.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Developing an appreciation for the range of choices, actions and processes that collectively constitute an organisation's strategy
  • Understanding how to identify and evaluate the key internal and external factors influencing the strategy of an organisation at a point in time
  • The range of strategies available to organisations when seeking and defending positions of advantage
  • Developing an ability to apply prescriptions/recommendations for the future development of strategy in an organisation that are feasible and relevant to its specific situation
  • Improving writing, presentational, research and analytical skills

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-16, 18-22
Thursday 09:00-10:50 9-16, 18-22