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Module Title Advanced Strategy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28307
Module Lead Roshan Boojihawon
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours
Exclusions
Description The module will revisit some of the basics of strategic management but will move quickly to focus thinking and learning on key strategic concepts, theories and issues around the specific themes/topics and cases in question. Using a combination of cases of (un)successful firms, some readings and, most importantly, lively discussion, this module will explore the ways in which long term advantage is built and continuously influenced by contextual issues at firm and industry levels.

The module will focus particularly on how the thinking, actions and capabilities of the strategist develops in this process; the mind-set needed to build and sustain competitive advantage over time, and on the strategic implications of understanding what defines firm's success.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Identify and critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of advanced strategy concepts such as hyper competition, stakeholder management and strategic management systems;
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how advanced strategy concepts drive organisational performance and competitiveness;
  • Analyse and critique the advanced strategies of a range of organisations;
  • Demonstrate skills in verbal and written communication, team working, and critical analysis.
Assessment 28307-01 : Advanced Strategy Group Report : Coursework (30%)
28307-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (70%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

Group Assignment – 2000 word group report (30%)
Examination (2 Hours) – (70%)
Reassessment: Examination (2 Hours) – 100%

These assessment methods will be contextualised to meet the individual needs of the module.
Other None
Reading List Segal-Horn, S. ed. (2004). The Strategy Reader. 2nd edition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.