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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Linda McGuire


This unit introduces students to the language, concepts and theories of strategic management. Different perspectives on the nature of strategic management lead to competing theories and debates about what enterprises should do to sustain and improve performance. Students are introduced to key debates in the strategic literature and the practical implications for problem solving in order to develop their skills in critical thinking.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify and explain strategic management issues
  • identify and explain different perspectives on strategic management issues
  • compare and assess the arguments and evidence supporting different theories of strategic management
  • illustrate and explain the practical implications of different theories of strategic management
  • critically examine and illustrate strategic issues in debates and essays.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Linda McGuire

Contact hours

3 hours per week


It is recommended that students complete MGC1010 before undertaking this unit