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Module name:Strategic ManagementGroups:2019 Mod1 / 2019Mod2Course Facilitator:Prof Marius UngererGuest Lecturers:Vanessa Otto-MentzShaheeda MiaSeraj ToefyBrett HamiltonModule Outline2020
1MBA2020_MBA_Module Outline_Strategic Management_2019MOD_Ungerer1.GENERALLecturers and contact details:Lecturer and course leader:Prof Marius Ungerer (MU)Office tel:021 9184218E-mail:[email protected]GuestLecturersVanessa Otto-Mentz (VOM)[email protected]Shaheeda Mia (SM)[email protected]Seraj Toefy (ST)[email protected]Brett Hamilton (BH)[email protected]Duration:15 sessionsInternal Moderator:Dr Jako VolschenkYear of Study:20202.MODULE DESCRIPTIONThe purpose of this capstone module in Strategic Management is:-To integrate the learnings from the different functional modules on the MBA into a holisticand synthesised view of an organisation.
2MBA2020_MBA_Module Outline_Strategic Management_2019MOD_Ungerer-To create strategic and operational conceptual thinking lenses for leaders to develop newinsights on how to do the following key strategic tasks:Lead from a strategic perspectiveDevelop and execute strategy formulation practicesMaking strategy an organisational reality for all in the firm;Utilising strategic tools and practices to create strategic competitive positions thatreflectstrategic choices;Develop multiple futures;Executing and mobilising strategies; andDevelop entrepreneurial thinking and doing-To engage contemporary themes related to strategising and strategic practices.“Strategy always involves risk because we don’t know for sure how our choices will turn out. Risks arerelated to uncertain customer demands, unpredictable competition and changing technology.Thismakes the talk about blueprints, guarantees and immutable laws adelusion…Rozenzweig, 2007.3.AMENDMENTS TO MODULEThe module contains the following revisions based on student feedback.YearAmendmentReason2016201720182019Improve descriptions on assignmentDesign for more group interactionIntroduce a group assignment to replace finalindividual testExtend time allocated for quizzesNo pre-class quizzes, but in-class key content-related questions to stimulate participationRefine group and individual assignment andadd marking rubric for group assignment3 new case studiesClarity on expectationDeepening of learningFoster innovative and exponential thinkingConceptual level of quizzesReduce busyness of studentsImprove group and individual assignmentdescriptions and set clear expectations onrequired outputs
3MBA2020_MBA_Module Outline_Strategic Management_2019MOD_UngererNew class on venture capitalIncrease variety of cases and class interactionExpand topic variety2020Adjustment of content and approach of classon venture capitalNew M&A case studyInclude views from both the Company’s Actand King CodeSouth African case study with an internationalbackground4.

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