Implementation of Strategy

Subject BUSA90124 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 25-May-2016
Teaching Period 28-May-2016 to 18-Jun-2016
Assessment Period End 19-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 06-Mar-2016
Census Date 03-Jun-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 10-Jun-2016

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BA, MC-BAPT, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

The course begins with a review of strategy to ensure that there is a shared understanding of the basic concepts and frameworks of strategy. After this foundation is established, the course is organized around two general questions: 1) Is the organization structured in a manner that will allow the implementation of strategy? and 2) Do the people in the organization want to implement the strategy? Structural issues are mainly driven by the way the various parts of the organization relate to each other and interact. The structure often yields results that are detrimental to the organization and impede the execution of the strategy. Similarly, the culture of an organization frequently fails to engage employees and inspire any commitment to realizing the organization’s strategy. The course will develop the ability to recognize barriers to successful implementation and provide concepts, tools, and frameworks that are necessary to frame and execute a sustainable competitive advantage.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Develop a strategy implementation plan
  • Identify and analyse issues that are blocking the successful implementation of a strategy
  • Apply frameworks and tools to engage employees in the process of implementing strategy
  • Work more effectively across organizational boundaries to achieve successful strategic outcomes
  • Case preparation and discussion (20%)
    • Throughout subject
  • Syndicate project (30%)
    • Report (equivalent of 750 word assessment)
    • Presentation (equivalent of 500 word assessment)
    • Midway throughout subject
  • Final examination (50%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 3 hours
    • End of subject
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BA, MC-BAPT, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration/Master of Marketing

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