Module title: Strategic Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11700
Module leader: Bernard Kamya
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 3, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Maurice Van Rietvelde
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will provide the opportunity for you to apply new knowledge within the context of your professional experience, reflecting on and learning from your prior experience and knowledge, and developing abilities to apply this to new situations. LO1-4 Each activity uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, Powerpoint lectures with full lecturer discussion, group discussion, case analysis to develop student engagement. Directed study focuses on development of the concepts covered in the reading materials You will be taught how to analyse, synthesise and solve complex unstructured Strategic Management problems related in particular to the construction industry, and to develop your interpersonal skills, to be able to interact effectively with a range of other international students. This module also develops in you an active approach to studying and the capacity for independent learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback – The self-assessment activities throughout the units are designed to give the opportunity to the student to consider a given situation where the unit learning requires to be implemented and the student can then compare their efforts with the model solution , lending a formative feedback mechanism on their progress within each unit or topic.
These Reflective exercises within each unit will also require you to apply the theory to your own experience – your reflections will be captured in an online reflective portfolio which you will be able to review and print.


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be provided throughout the module in the form of two components. The first assignment is designed to test LOs1-3 and the feedback will act in a formative manner to guide the student as to expectations and to inform their efforts in the second assessment where Los 1-4 will be tested in depth and Summative feedback given upon completion.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 10
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 145
Online Guided independent study 40
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 20, WORDS= 3000
Essay 50 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 20, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Management Theory: Motivation; Behavioural aspects of the individual and interaction of groups.
Leadership Theory and styles; Communication; Conflict; Delegation; Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Organisational Theory: Objectives, operational principles, structure characteristics, inception and growth. Systems approach to organisation.
Corporate Planning-Formulation of company policy: models for strategic planning; evaluation and implementation of strategy; managing change.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: : explain the principles of management and organisation theory as they apply to strategic management of resources
LO2: apply management theory to organisational problems and situations
LO3: : judge corporate planning and objectives and their application at strategic and operational level
LO4: : judge corporate planning and objectives and their application at strategic and operational level

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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