MGMT20133 – Strategic Business Management


MGMT20133 – Strategic Business Management
Term 2 – 2016
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Assessment Tasks
1 Practical and Written Assessment
Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description
Assignment 1: Due week 4
30% weighting of overall grade
1000 words maximum
Assessment format and description
Team Roles -The simulation program requires you to form teams and assign roles to team members. A role must be
specified for each team member. This assessment is a short report assigning roles, role description. This team is your
firm and its employees. If you are doing this assignment individually you need to assume you are the firm and all the
roles.
Your specified role involves interdependence within the team. As aspiring business managers your function after each
simulation round is to reflect upon and critique decisions that your team has made. This first assessment will require you
to negotiate and assign roles as a group and submit a document based on your process and choices. Your choice of role
is to be specified from a selection elaborated in the course assessment block.
it is important that you discuss, document and design tasks that include the following:
meeting attendance
levels of contribution per meeting/task
decision making process and governance
actions to be taken by whom
standard of work completed by each member
Mission and vision of your firm and organisational hierarchy.
The assignment marking criteria and rubric can be found on Moodle in the assessment block
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (05-Aug-2016) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (26-Aug-2016)
Weighting 30%
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Assessment Criteria
The assessment criteria for this task comprise:
Role definition (30%)
Role responsibilities and minimum expectations for each role (25%)
Contingencies (time management, work flow, and commitment to outcomes) (25%)
Written communication and referencing standards (20%)
The criteria are applied in accordance with the University’s assessment grading requirements which necessarily include
the award of a numerical grade within a range of values specific to the categories of: FAIL, PASS, CREDIT,
DISTINCTION, & HIGH DISTINCTION.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Group submission
Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. critically evaluate and discuss theoretical concepts and principles of strategic
business management;
2. apply the tools and techniques of business thought, analysis, and evaluation to
support the formulation and implementation of strategy in profit and not-for-profit
organisations;
3. compare and contrast key differences in professional and ethical standards,
catering for cultural diversity, and environmental sustainablity in strategic business
management;
4. evaluate the different levels of strategic business management involving
authentic case studies and realistic simluations; and
5. integrate prior learning, knowledge, and experience through leadership and
teamwork processes and demonstrate professional competencies and practices
aligned to other prostgraduate course work.
Graduate Attributes 1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership
2 Written Assessment
Assessment Title Assessment 2: Strategic Direction Team Report
Task Description
Assignment two is relate to identifying and justifying your strategy for your firm moving forward. Word count
maximum 1500 words
Developing a strategy for your firm is a key part of success in the simulation environment and in real life business
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operations. Your strategy will serve as your firm’s “roadmap” throughout the simulation. A strategy consists of an
integrated set of choices.
Most strategic plans focus on one or two such elements, often leaving large gaps in the overall strategy. Ensure you look
at your strategy as a whole. You are required to consider the following elements in your assignment 2 in an
environmental scan and analysis of your firm using the tools in the course. You need to complete the following
1. analyse your simulation firm
2. use at least TWO of analytical tools to further analyse the environment
3. identify and summarise the gaps in the firm
4. build objectives for your firm and all functional areas
5. formulate a strategy for all functional areas and business level strategy
6. offer options and then decide on a recommendation for the future .
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Be specific and offer .your contingencies
Title page, executive summary, references , tables, figures and diagrams do not count in your word limit
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (09-Sep-2016) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (23-Sep-2016)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
The assessment criteria for this item comprises of :
Assessment of the internal and external market environment (20%) SWOT Porters and other tools
application of themes and theories related to and including the use of literature to justify strategic direction and
choice using the strategic diamond (20%)
Application and justification of relevant strategic choice and direction for the future (20%)
Evaluation of constraints and limits to strategy (20%)
Calibre of argument and critical insight to defend or justify the decision (10%)
Written communication and referencing standards (10%)
The criteria are applied in accordance with the university’s assessment grading requirements which necessarily include
the award of a numerical grade within a range of values specific to the categories of: FAIL, PASS, CREDIT,
DISTINCTION, & HIGH DISTINCTION.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. critically evaluate and discuss theoretical concepts and principles of strategic
business management;
2. apply the tools and techniques of business thought, analysis, and evaluation to
support the formulation and implementation of strategy in profit and not-for-profit
organisations;
3. compare and contrast key differences in professional and ethical standards,
catering for cultural diversity, and environmental sustainablity in strategic business
management;
4. evaluate the different levels of strategic business management involving
authentic case studies and realistic simluations; and
5. integrate prior learning, knowledge, and experience through leadership and
teamwork processes and demonstrate professional competencies and practices
aligned to other prostgraduate course work.
Graduate Attributes 1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership
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3 Presentation and Written Assessment
Assessment Title Team Report – presentation to board of directors
Task Description
Weighting 40 % of total grade. Due date of presentation in final class session and then submitted copy to moodle
Assessment 3 comprises a presentation to the board of directors, a written set of slides and narrative
Approximately 15 minute presentation 15 slides, a narrative of script notes/or recorded presentation
The strategic presentation the entire simulation. A key aspect of each business management decision is evaluation.
Marks are awarded based on your team’s ability to discuss, assess, and critique the management decisions
Success with Assessment 3 is contingent upon team members interacting at peer-to-peer level, and applying concepts
and theories and principal sources to demonstrate applied strategic thinking from both theoretical and practical
perspectives.
You must be prepared to defend your decision based on your best assessment of the circumstances.
Careful consideration of concepts and theory covered in the course. Make use of the source materials to succeed in
submitting a concise but coherent team report by the due date.
Further details and guidance available in Moodle assessment block
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (30-Sep-2016) 05:00 PM AEST
Class presentations will be held from week 11 , online students will submit a
presentation online
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (21-Oct-2016)
grades will be awarded with final grade
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria
he assessment criteria for this item comprise:
Interpretation and analysis of problem specific to all rounds(15%)
Critique of content; use of literature (15%)
Application of relevant strategy ethical standard, concepts, and frameworks (15%)
Evaluation of constraints and limits to strategy (20%)
Calibre of argument and critical insight to defend or justify the decision (20%)
6. Written communication and referencing standards (15%)
The criteria are applied in accordance with the university’s assessment grading requirements which necessarily include
the award of a numerical grade within a range of values specific to the categories of: FAIL, PASS, CREDIT,
DISTINCTION, & HIGH DISTINCTION.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. critically evaluate and discuss theoretical concepts and principles of strategicbusiness management;2. apply the tools and techniques of business thought, analysis, and evaluation tosupport the formulation and implementation of strategy in profit and not-for-profitorganisations;3. compare and contrast key differences in professional and ethical standards,catering for cultural diversity, and environmental sustainablity in strategic businessmanagement;4. evaluate the different levels of strategic business management involvingauthentic case studies and realistic simluations; and5. integrate prior learning, knowledge, and experience through leadership andteamwork processes and demonstrate professional competencies and practicesaligned to other prostgraduate course work.Graduate Attributes 1. Knowledge2. Communication3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills4. Research5. Self-management6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility7. Leadership

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