Management Strategy and Decision Making

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management Strategy and Decision Making

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, International Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: Completion of 48 credits. Students are also expected to have completed following courses: 1001MGT/1081MGT OR 1101IBA/1181IBA OR 2005IBA/2085IBA(Management Concepts OR Comparative Management). Incompatible: 3012MGT Management Strategy and Decision Making OR 3001HSL Strategy and Change: A Service Industry Approach.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Taken in the student's final year of their degree program, this course aims to provide the necessary framework for future professionals to successfully make, and support strategic managerial decisions. Developed from decision-making and strategic management perspectives, the course concentrates on issues that emphasise practical managerial applications within organisations. 

    Course Introduction
    This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge of strategic management and decision-making. You will be expected to critically engage with contemporary ideas about what strategy is, and how it is practiced. You will also be expected to participate in learning how to 'do' strategy. Pedagogically, this course offers flexible learning approaches that aim to enable you to engage with ideas about strategy and decision-making in ways that suit your learning style.

    Course Aims
    This course aims to provide the necessary framework for future management professionals to make and support strategic managerial decisions. Developed from decision-making and strategic management perspectives, the course concentrates on issues that emphasise practical managerial applications within organisations. The emphasis will be on applying theoretical concepts to practical examples and wherever possible taking a critical perspective.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1  Apply your knowledge and practice of management to create, implement, demonstrate and evaluate an organisation's strategy.
    2 Develop managerial decision-making in short and long range planning using a team-based decision-making process.
    3 Analyse an organisation's internal and external environments and recommend appropriate and ethical options, and implementation strategies to improve an organisation's performance.
    4 Critically evaluate an organisation using various theories, tools and best practice applications of strategic management.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.