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MBA5090 - Strategy and policy

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor Owen Hughes


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (On-campus)


Strategy began as a field of study with the military use of the term and by analogy later with business. The military use persists in strategic studies and the contrast between strategy and tactics. Both strategy in this sense and in the business strategy sense draw on early theorists such as Sun Tze, Thucydides, Machiavelli and Clausewitz. The aim of this unit is to link scholarship of the classic thinkers with practical experience. This unit is based on case studies with the focus on real world strategic situations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Major essay (3000 words): 60%, Minor essay (1500 words): 30%, Class presentation (1000 words): 10%

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