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Module Title LH Strategic Management
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 22686
Module Lead Dr Mehmet Oktemgil
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Restrictions BSc Business Management, International Business with Language, International Business, Business Management with Communications, International Business with Communications, BSc Accounting and Finance, Law with Business only
Contact Hours Guided independent study-156 hours
Seminar-22 hours
Lecture-22 hours
Total: 200 hours

This module is concerned with the formulation, evaluation, and implementation of long-term strategies by business organizations, mainly in manufacturing and service sectors.

It is also concerned primarily with the higher, strategic level of management decision making. Strategic Management requires the analysis of complex, uncertain and incomplete information and the ability to bound this ambiguity and make, and implement, firm wide judgements. This module, through mix of lectures, class discussions and case studies, provides the opportunity for the participant to develop and practice analysis, thinking, and judgement competencies at a strategic level.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the integrative nature of strategic management;
  • critically appraise strategic management concepts from the industry, stakeholders, and resource based perspectives;
  • critically evaluate alternative strategies by using appropriate techniques.
Assessment 22686-04 : Group presentation : Presentation (15%)
22686-05 : Group business report : Coursework (35%)
22686-06 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
1. Group verbal presentation to be conducted in spring term (15% of the total assignment mark)
1. Group business strategy report (10,000 words excluding appendix and references sections ) to be handed in at the end of the spring term (35% of the total assignment mark )
2. A two hour examination in main exam period (50%)

Reassessment: N/A. Final year module
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