• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Management
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.

This course covers the formulation and implementation of strategies by corporations and businesses. The forces and factors that influence the choice of strategies, and their success or failure are examined. Topics include external analysis of opportunities and threats, internal analysis of capabilities and competencies, choice of strategy at functional, business, corporate and global levels, alignment of structures and controls with strategies and evaluation of strategies. The course draws upon case studies to highlight key concepts in strategic decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Analyse an organisation’s internal and external environments by applying appropriate theories, models, and/or frameworks;
  2. Formulate appropriate strategies to gain a competitive advantage at both business and corporate levels;
  3. Evaluate competing strategies; and
  4. Communicate strategies or strategic alternatives both in writing and verbally to facilitate organisational decision-making and problem-solving.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Oral assessment task. Further details, including % value, will be made available via the Class Summary (0) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.

Inherent Requirements

This course has no inherent requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 48 units. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed COMM3015.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $4560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5820
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4020 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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