Module title: Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management

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

Module code: SOE11505
Module leader: Michael Fascia
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sarah Sholl
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
To support learning, you will have access to:
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate)
o Case Studies and outline solutions
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader
o Self-Assessment Questions
o Reflective Exercises
o End of Unit Progress tests
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments & outline solutions
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions

You are encouraged to identify key skills areas and relate these to your own personal and professional development throughout the module.



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Online Lecture 4
Online Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 10 1-4 11 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sarah Sholl
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
To support learning, you will have access to:
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate)
o Case Studies and outline solutions
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader
o Self-Assessment Questions
o Reflective Exercises
o End of Unit Progress tests
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions

You are encouraged to identify key skills areas and relate these to your own personal and professional development throughout the module.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Enhancing both your personal skills and business knowledge, this modu

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 4
Online Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 10 1-4 11 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The Role and Nature of Strategic Management; Analysing the External Environment: macro-environment, industry and competitor analysis; Analysing internal resources, capabilities and core competencies; Business level and corporate level strategy; International business strategy; Strategic development: mergers and acquisitions, alliances and joint ventures; Strategy Implementation: Structure, Culture and Change.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically appraise the frameworks, tools, and concepts required to analyse, formulate, implement and evaluate an organisation’s strategy
LO2: Apply theoretical concepts to practical business situations through the analysis and evaluation of published case studies; research on selected companies and where appropriate draw upon experience in current or prior work organisations
LO3: Develop and recommend creative solutions to strategic situations in different organisational contexts
LO4: Critically assess business performance from a holistic and integrative general management perspective

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GRANT R. (2010) CONTEMPORARY STRATEGY ANALYSIS: JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, 7th ed.
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