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Global Strategy and Innovation for Leaders

This subject is available as a postgraduate-level MBA subject offered by the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS). Please click the button below to find a postgraduate course suitable for you.


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4 credit points

Subject Rationale:

The Global Strategy and Innovation for Leaders deals with practices of strategy analysis, including the analysis of the internal and external environment, global industry analysis, firm resources and capabilities, institutional drivers of global strategy, competitive dynamics, and leadership for organisational strategy in multinational enterprises.

In this subject an emphasis is placed on innovation strategies. Students apply analytical tools and frameworks to evaluate foreign market entry strategies, strategic alliances and (international) acquisitions, corporate and international diversification, global supply chains and corporate social responsibility.

As there has been a marked shift in the responsibility of leader from driving the operational effectiveness of the business to its strategic positioning and the creation of unique value for its customers through innovation, the role of leaders in strategy is discussed in this subject building on the previous subjects that foster leadership competencies of MBA students.

Learning Outcomes:

a) Evaluate the characteristics of effective contemporary business strategy.

b) Critically assess strategic issues unique to complexities in international businesses.

c) Design a plan to identify strategic business opportunities and enhance competitive advantage through innovation.

d) Develop strategic execution plans to achieve long-term corporate aspirations with practical, sustainable, and measurable outcomes.

e) Display effective and culturally sensitive strategic leadership appropriate for globally oriented organisations.

Assessment Information:

Learning outcomes for this subject are assessed using a range of assessment tasks as described in the table below.