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Module Title LM Advanced Strategy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28945
Module Lead Roshan Boojihawon
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours
Exclusions
Description Advanced Strategy takes an in-depth view of the process of strategy formulation and implementation through the lens of key themes/topics pertinent to the contemporary strategists.

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. Students 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:
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature of strategy and the different ways of thinking about strategy including the kinds of issues it raises for organisations in decision-making and implementation;
  • Distinguish between different approaches to strategy decision-making and implementation, and the pertinent issues around leading and managing change, and critically apply appropriate models and framework;
  • Develop and critically evaluate a range of strategic implementation options and identify strategic decision-making and communication processes, including different approaches to such decision making, and the risks and ethical considerations involved;
  • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; including identifying and questioning assumptions, weighing evidence appropriately, identifying and challenging false logic or reasoning, and generalising in a way which recognises the limits of knowledge in strategy.
Assessment
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

Group assignment(s) (1800 words in total) – 30%

Individual assignment(s) (2500 words in total) - 70%

Reassessment: 2500 word individual assignment - 100%
Other Delivered on UoB Campus
Reading List