Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Linda McGuire


This is a capstone unit for students undertaking a management major in the Bachelor of Commerce degree. The unit considers the practical applications of strategic management concepts and theories. Students are required to apply critical thinking and research skills to strategic problem solving in contemporary Australian cases. The emphasis is on analysis and judgment to identify strategic issues, evaluate options and recommend action.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the practical implications of different perspectives on strategic management
  2. select and apply a framework and techniques to analyse particular cases
  3. research and select information to analyse particular cases
  4. identify and evaluate strategic issues and recommend actions in particular cases
  5. integrate and effectively communicate analysis in presentations and reports.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Successful completion of 72 credit points.