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36 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: D Williams

Course entry requirements: Completion of all special field courses up to the end of the third year (e.g. a Finance student must have completed all Finance courses). Students may register for BUS4050W only in the year in which they can potentially graduate.

Course outline: BUS4050W is the capstone course available only to final year Business Science students. The aimof BUS4050W is to test and improve students' strategic thinking ability and how they can apply this to business. The course covers both classic strategic management thinkers such as Porter, Mintzberg, Rumelt and Senge and practical application of strategic thinking theory through a year-long group strategy project, class assignments and tutorials. Particular emphasis is placed on Scenario Planning, Blue Ocean Strategy and the communication of strategy. The course, which is provided in a blended learning format, includes guest lectures who share their real world experience of strategic thinking.

DP requirements: Achieve minimum 40% in June test. Achieve minimum 40% in November exam. To be a contributing member of a project group for the strategy project and to achieve at least 40% overall mark for the project. Complete all assignments and tutorial tests.

Assessment: Individual June test 25%. November exam 25%. Assignments 30%. Group Strategyproject 20%

Last updated : 15 Sep 2016

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