Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Strategy

Module N1021

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The broad aim of the module is to provide a final year integrative module in strategy which develops the student's understanding and skills, as prospective future managers, for formulating the organisation's overall strategic direction. The module will therefore help students to develop an understanding of the different approaches to strategy; how choices are made between different possible approaches; the content in which choices are made; and how strategies and structures are designed and implemented. This module will complement the different management skills already developed through earlier business and management modules.

Module learning outcomes

Understand and evaluate the major theories (and thoughts) of strategic management and be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of debates within and between these schools.

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the different processes and stages through which strategy is formulated and implemented within organisations.

Analyse the external and internal context within which strategy is made, the resources available, and the strategic options available to organisations.

Demonstrate developed skills in case and company analysis and problem solving. Judge the importance of different strategies in these cases and be able to suggest appropriate strategies in context.

TypeTimingWeighting
Open ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment70.00%
Coursework30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ProjectT1 Week 7 100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111111111110
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours001010101010

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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