Business Strategy

MGT80002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

14 Mar 22 - 12 Jun 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
27 Mar 22

8 Apr 22

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Apr 22

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22

More teaching periods



20 Jun 22 - 31 Jul 22

16 Aug 22

Last self enrolment:
20 Jun 22

1 Jul 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Jul 22


50 Credit Points from a Postgraduate Course
BUS80005 Business Strategy
BUS80005 Business Strategy
BUS80005 Business Strategy

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to guide students with skills and practice of strategic management and critical thinking techniques in
turbulent environments. In addition, the unit 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.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the complexity of the business environment.
2. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of strategic planning and foresight to refresh strategic thinking and manage complex problems.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking and apply knowledge to address strategic issues across a range of audiences.
4. Communicate proficiently and in a professional manner, as a member or leader of a diverse team.