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Strategic Management - ELE00022M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Noel Jackson
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

  • None

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

This module introduces students to the enterprise and strategic management.

  • To introduce students to strategic management as applied at the organisation and business unit levels.
  • To explore strategic management issues
  • To develop competence in some of the strategic management tools and techniques

Strategic management overview: the strategic management process; definition of terminology; organisational culture; mission and objectives; hierarchy of strategies. Strategy formulation: competitive environment analysis; environmental scanning: PESTE; internal analysis; SWOT. Strategy selection: strategic alternatives; mergers and acquisitions. Strategy evaluation and selection: business portfolio analysis; competitive strategy analysis. Strategy implementation: strategy and structure; organisational leadership; role of budgets, functional strategies and motivational systems.

Module learning outcomes

  • Explain the meaning of common strategic management terminology.
  • Strategically analyse an organisation or business units position.
  • Compare strategic opportunities and recommend a way forward
  • Plan an organisations structure and systems to achieve an agreed strategy


Task Length % of module mark
Strategic Management Assessment
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Strategic Management Assessment
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback is given to students on their presentations and submitted reports in written form using the normal Departmental submission and feedback procedure.

Indicative reading

Exploring Corporate Strategy: Text and Cases [Paperback], Johnson & Scholes, Paperback: 1120 pages Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 7 edition (22 Nov 2006) ISBN-10: 9780273651123 ISBN-13: 978-0273651123

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