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MGX5360 - Strategic management in the public sector

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Linda McGuire


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Focusing on strategic management, this unit examines the notion of rationality, and outlines many potential alternative approaches. It draws on a broad range of practitioner experience and local and overseas case studies and academic contributions and critiques on strategic planning and management. Emphasis is on case studies through the analysis of recent organisation successes and failures in public and non-government sectors, perspectives on strategic management are articulated and explored.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Essay (2500 words): 30%
Case study (3000 words): 35%
Final assignment (3500 words): 35%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week


Must have passed MGX9270 and must have completed 18 points at 9000-level.