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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Linda McGuire


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:

  • identify and explain the theoretical foundations of different approaches to strategic management and evaluate the application in the public sector
  • evaluate the evidence on the effectiveness of strategic planning and management in the public sector
  • identify and explain the practical issues public managers confront in selecting and applying strategic planning and analytical techniques in the public sector
  • evaluate the application of strategic management concepts and techniques in particular cases
  • identify and evaluate strategic issues and actions in particular cases.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Linda McGuire

Contact hours

3 hours per week


MGX9270 or MPA9001