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The course prepares students to undertake strategy activity as reflective practitioners and provides the conceptual background needed for research in the strategy field.
The course involves students in debating multiple perspectives on each of the major strategy issues faced by managers. The debate draws on papers by leading strategic thinkers, and applies their ideas to contemporary business cases. The cases are international in scope, reflecting contemporary global business connectedness. The course covers strategy process, content, context and purpose.The course requires entry into the B.Com programme in Management, Marketing or other subjects. Prior undergraduate study of strategic management (MGMT344 & 345) is helpful but not essential for this course.WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT643 is:Lectures 24Weekly reading 24Dialectic presentation 24Case presentation 24Research assignment 1 27Research assignment 2 27Total 150 hours
The course has the dual objectives of preparing students to undertake strategy activity as reflective practitioners and providing the conceptual background needed for research in the strategy field. Components of this are: Insight into each of the main research streams that make up the strategic management fieldAbility to source and interpret scholarly strategy literature and relate it to practical situationsAbility to apply scholarly knowledge to organisations’ strategic challengesAbility to participate in dialectical discussion of scholarly viewpoints on strategy topicsAccomplished presentation of complex strategy topicsAuthorship of directed conceptual or applied scholarly essays on strategy topics Learning Objectives, MComA graduate can demonstrate higher level in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary thought and developments within your specific research area.The course develops theoretical and applied understanding of key concepts and research streams in strategic management.A graduate can evaluate the implications of their own research findings for the wider body of relevant academic literature.The course develops these skills through dialectical debate of paradoxes in respect of each topic within the discipline.Graduates can plan and carry out a supervised programme of academic research that shows a sound understanding of ethical practice.The course provides a route into M.Com thesis projects in the discipline area.A graduate can synthesise academic literature and communicate research findings, both orally and in written form, consistent with academics working in their chosen discipline.The course develops these skills through the dialectic and case presentations in each class, and further through the research assignment.For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.
Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Office hours: Please refer to Learn site for details.
Details of the requirements and expectations for each item of assessment are provided in separate documents available on the course Learn site. The research assignments allow for conceptual or applied work.
Wit, Bob de;
Strategy : an international perspective
Cengage Learning, 2020.
The course follows De Wit, Strategy: an International Perspective, 7th Edition, Cengage 2020, ISBN 9781473765856 (including chapter-end readings).
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic PoliciesA summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document. You should also read the following:• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744• General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtmlDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.Citations and referencing
Domestic fee $1,009.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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