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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Linda McGuire


This unit focuses on the practical application of strategic management concepts, theories and analytical techniques in the public sector. Public value, public accountability and public policy processes are fundamental differences that have practical implications for strategic management. Learning is structured around cases. The emphasis is on understanding the nature and complexity of strategy problems, the role of strategic analysis, and the application of frameworks and techniques to identify issues and evaluate options.


Our students will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyse the factors that influence strategy in public sector contexts
  2. Select and apply appropriate frameworks and analytical techniques for strategic analysis in public sector contexts
  3. Research and evaluate evidence for strategic analysis in public sector contexts
  4. Evaluate strategic issues in a case and design appropriate recommendations for action.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Linda McGuire

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822 and must have passed MGX9270 or MPA9001 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.