MBAD631-19M3 (C) MBA Three 2019

Innovative Business Strategy

10 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 1 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 12 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 9 August 2019

Description

This is an application-focused course detailing contemporary approaches to strategy analysis and formulation that help businesses sustain an innovative orientation and respond to external challenges. The course regards strategy from its fundamental roots in the Greek "strategos"and emphasises the fundamental objective to build advantage or ensure survival. It shows that strategy is a highly iterative process of analysis, choice and action that impacts on the key result areas that are needed to achieve the organisation’s objectives. The nexus between strategy and innovation is emphasised where strategy is the "how" and innovation supplies the "what".

This is an application-focused course detailing contemporary approaches to strategy analysis and formulation that help businesses sustain an innovative orientation and respond to external challenges.

The course regards strategy from its fundamental roots in the Greek “strategos” and emphasises the fundamental objective to build advantage or ensure survival.

It shows that strategy is a highly iterative process of analysis, choice and action that impacts on the key result areas that are needed to achieve the organisation’s objectives.

The nexus between strategy and innovation is emphasised where strategy is the “how” and innovation supplies the “what”.

Learning Outcomes

  • To provide participants with an understanding of strategy and the knowledge and skills to develop and implement rational strategies that credible and work.

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Relate strategy to gaining advantage or ensure survival against competitive forces or a changing business environment.
  • Understand the role that specific strategic competence plays in gaining advantage.
  • Comprehend that strategy is in essence a falsifiable hypothesis, thereby contributing to the inherent difficulty to predict outcomes.
  • Be aware of the principles of Open Strategy as a methodology in highly complex multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Be aware, understand and apply an iterative analysis – choice – action formulation framework to formulate strategy.
  • Be able to identify key result areas and the different action options for each to achieve a desired objective.
  • Understand the intricacies of strategy implementation and specifically the inhibitors to successful execution.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the MBA Director

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00 Rehua 702 1 Jul - 25 Aug

Timetable Note

Tuesdays, 5:00 to 8:15 pm

Course Coordinator

Jamie Collins

Professor Jamie Collins
Chair of Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Tel 03 369 3021    
Email: jamie.collins@canterbury.ac.nz

Assessment

1. Individual Innovation Strategy  --  20%  --  due 5pm 23 July

2. Group Industry Innovation Analysis  --   40%  --  (due date TBA)

3. Individual Applied Innovation Critical Analysis  --   40%  --  due 5pm 20 August


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Textbooks / Resources

There is no dedicated textbook for this course. Participants will be given a set of specially selected readings relating to relevant topics.

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,567.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Master of Business Administration Programme on the department and colleges page.

All MBAD631 Occurrences

  • MBAD631-19X (C) General non-calendar-based 2019
  • MBAD631-19M3 (C) MBA Three 2019