Core Module Information
Module title: Strategic Management

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

Module code: SOE11164
Module leader: Ankita Chhabra
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module provides students exposure to strategic business environment. It critically explores the analytical frameworks and techniques for the analysis of uncertain and dynamic business environments and effective strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation. In addition, the module considers the strategic paradoxes and tensions – the key challenges of strategic management. Furthermore, the module provides an opportunity for students to make strategic decisions in a simulated business context, aimed at achieving business targets..

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Analytically evaluate the impact of external factors on strategic positioning of an organisation within an industry with particular emphasis on dynamic global business environments.
LO2. Critically apply a range of theories, frameworks, techniques and perspectives to analyse strategic issues in organisations.
LO3. Develop and evaluate strategic options and make strategic decisions.
LO4. Critically analyse the nature of strategic paradoxes and tensions which influence strategic decision-making in an organisational setting and make informed business decisions.
LO5. Reflect on strategic decision-making process and performance in a simulated business context.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ankita Chhabra
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module you will build on your learning from some key modules of this programme and will get prepared to effectively engage with your final module - Business Practice Project. In this module, the learning and teaching methods as well as the content and assessments integrate all ENhance Curriculum framework themes to ensure innovative curriculum design to fit your needs as an MBA student.

*Research and Practice Integration - You will apply analytical frameworks to analyse the business environment using case studies. You will use this knowledge to run a business organisation as part of a simulated exercise. (LO1, LO2)

*Sustainability - You will have the opportunity to engage in debate and team presentations on tensions and paradoxes of strategic management discipline to include topics such as profitability Vs sustainability, globalization Vs localisation etc. In addition, you will consider sustainability as a key parameter to business decision-making within the simulation game. (LO3, LO4)

*Global Outlook - You will analyse macro business environment using international case studies to develop a global outlook that would enable you to make informed business decisions. (LO1, LO4)

*Inclusion - You will engage in a variety of activities such as engaging conversational workshops, debates and role plays, case analysis, team discussions, team presentations, business simulation teamwork to ensure active and inclusive learning for all. (LO1-LO5)

*Employability - You will be upskilled in the use of analytical models that are prominently used in the industry, and the knowledge of which would be expected from you as an MBA graduate. There is an opportunity for you to engage in business problem solving and decision-making in a team setting, which is a sought after skill in the industry. (LO2, LO5)

In addition, you will attend a series of industry speaker events and employability skills workshops to ensure employability stays at the center of your learning.

Formative Assessment:
Formative learning opportunities are designed into this module and take a number of formats, including: Application of Analytical Models (in class feedback); Team Discussions / Presentations on a range of paradoxes using relevant case studies (in class feedback); and, Approach to analysing strategic issues and decision-making in Business Simulation – Team work (Feedback and Feedforward).

Summative Assessment:
Assessment 1:

Individual Management report (Wk 10, Year 1, Tri 2) – weighting 50%

Assessment 2:

Component 1: Team Presentation focused on assessing and appraising a key strategic paradox facing the organisation. Wk 6, Year 2 Tri. 1) - weighting 25%

Component 2: An individual reflective account of the strategic decision-making experience in Business Simulation. (Wk 11, Year 2, Tri 1 ) – weighting 25%

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 32
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 LOs 1,2,3 10 , WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 25 LO 4 21 HOURS= 00.20
Reflective Log 25 LO 5 26 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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