MBA 7301

Strategic Management And Business Policy

Course ID
MBA 7301
Campus
Muyenga
Level
Postgraduate
Instructor
Credit
4 CU
Method
Lecture

Module Overview

Strategic management focuses on the concept of strategy formulation and implementation by exploring the functions and nature of general management. The course serves as an opportunity to develop skills for strategic thinking and analysis, leadership, communication, teamwork, and cross-functional integration. Students learn about corporate and business planning and the implementation of organizational change through structures, systems and people. The approach adopted includes lectures, case analyses and action learning through group efforts.

The course serves as an opportunity to develop skills for strategic thinking and analysis, leadership, communication, teamwork, and cross-functional integration

Objectives

  • Specify current and desired strategic positioning in order to respond to market demands
  • Evaluate the nature of strategic tensions and paradoxes which influence strategic development, orientation, implementation and style
  • Analyze strategic issues within the organizational context, employing a range of approaches, techniques and tools, understanding the strengths and limitations of particular approaches in strategic choice and decision-making
  • Evaluate and revise programs and procedures in order to achieve organizational goals
  • Review the essential aspects of strategic management and business policy for the oil and gas sector.

Mode of Delivery

• Lecture
• Demonstration
• Project Work
• The general delivery of the content should be learner centred

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, learners should be able to:

a) Integrate understanding of functional aspects of management and explore their contribution to strategic management within organizations

b) Analyze issues in current strategic management discourse, particularly the relationship between strategic theory and practice in problem-identification, analysis and decision-making.

c) Implement a strategic plan that takes into account the functional areas of business;

d) Explore the relationship between strategic action and consequences within the organizational setting.

e) Apply the outcomes of strategic analysis within strategic decision-making process.

Assessment

• Case-based assignments 30%
• Class Participation 30%
• Final Exam 40%

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