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MGMT29011 Strategic Business Management and Change
Strategic Business Management and Change
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General Information


Businesses are at the dawn of a fourth industrial revolution, propelled by frontier technologies and robotization advances that make the production better, cheaper and faster than ever before. This new industrial revolution offers enormous opportunities for businesses to grow and gain sustainable development with potential benefits on a scale that is difficult to imagine. New technologies promise possibilities of industrial upgrading and leapfrogging. Reconfiguration of world businesses environment, cheaper transportation and communication, coupled with more efficient logistics now help businesses to establish links to new global value chains. Strategic intuitiveness and ability to quickly manage change is key to gain competitive positioning in the global context. As the capstone unit, you will integrate prior functional and interpersonal knowledge and skills acquired in previous units of the Master of Business Administration and examine strategic management processes at an advanced level in different kinds of organisations. You will use your advanced level of knowledge and skills to analyse how organisations develop future strategies which are influenced by internal and external pressures. By examining the challenges facing contemporary businesses, you will examine how strategic management concepts, frameworks and tools are used by business executives to develop a business plan and implement change in organisations. Workplace case studies will be used to demonstrate how business craft strategies and acquire resources to implement strategy and manage change effectively with positive outcomes.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: A minimum of 48 credit points from MBA units.Students enrolling in this unit must be undertaking the CL84 Master of Business Administration (International).

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

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Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Group Work
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Report
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit facilitator


Increase ASEAN context as the Jakarta campus is targeting the ASEAN market


Increase ASEAN specific cases and readings

Feedback from Unit facilitator and student discussions


Align content with current issues of uncertainty


Increase relevant content with current issues regarding uncertainty and to align digital strategy with overall corporate strategy in the form of case studies and videos

Feedback from Unit facilitator


Increase variety of teaching material related to strategy theories


Posting videos in Moodle that feature noted strategy scholars presenting their theories

Feedback from Unit facilitator


Assessments indicated that the students need improving their academic English


Provide a workshop dedicated to guidance on academic writing, for example referencing, argumentation, and reflection.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse, evaluate and discuss theoretical concepts and principles of strategic business management and change for professional practices
  2. Analytically use specialised knowledge and integrated understanding of the complex nature of global business and economics and in related disciplines
  3. Apply cognitive and technical skills to reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and apply established theories and strategic frameworks to independently develop strategies and implementation plans
  4. Interpret the chosen strategy and transmit ideas highlighting the effects of decisions on business performance
  5. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate the capacity of independent thinking, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a business strategist and develop a business plan.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Group Work - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Report - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Work - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Report - 40%
Textbooks and Resources



Crafting and Executing Strategies: Concepts and Caees 22nd (2020)

Authors: Arthur Thompson and Margaret Peteraf and John Gamble and A. Strickland ISBN10: 1260075109 ISBN13: 9781260075106 Co
McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9781260075106
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Students can buy an e-book

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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