Business Strategy

BUS80005, formerly HBS580 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One teaching period

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with skills and practice of strategic management and critical thinking techniques in turbulent environments. In addition, the subject develops skills in using strategic and foresight tools and critical evaluation of strategic alternatives in the context of small to medium enterprises involved in single industry, as well as strategic business units of large corporations. Its main focus is not only the generation of viable strategic alternatives to gain competitive advantage but also developing a viable implementation plan.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. Critically evaluate the complexity of the business environment.
2. Apply advanced knowledge of foresight to challenge and refresh strategic thinking.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking and apply knowledge to address complex issues across a range of audiences.
4. Communicate proficiently and in a professional manner to diverse audiences.
5. Critically evaluate the role of strategy within an organisation to resolve complex problems.
6. Critically evaluate the role of the strategic plan based on informed and well thought out themes.


Courses with unit

A core unit in the following courses:
Graduate Diploma of Management (MAV) - executive education course

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.