MGMT 302 : Strategic Management

Business and Economics

2022 Semester Two (1225) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Examines the processes of formulating and implementing strategies, and the critical thinking behind the multifaceted role of organisations in complex business environments. Focuses on strategy issues in and between a range of commercial and public organisations, from entrepreneurial firms to multinational corporations.

Course Overview

MGMT 302 “Strategic Management” is the only Stage 3 course that fits in with any of the Management, International Business or Innovation & Entrepreneurship majors. Drawing on your existing knowledge together with strategic management topics provided through the course, you will learn to develop a strategic ‘big picture’ perspective. Your learning will be advanced through your weekly discussions of business case studies of real organisations. This will work to improve your discussion skills, and so it is required that you are well prepared to talk in class.

Course Requirements

Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Business, International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Management, or 15 points from ENGGEN 204, 303, SCIGEN 201, 301, 301G Restriction: BUSINESS 304

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 5: Independence and Integrity
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities
Graduate Profile: Bachelor of Commerce

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and apply key theories, models and frameworks underpinning strategic management and discuss their economic, social, and environmental implications (Capability 1, 2 and 6)
  2. Critically evaluate information obtained by applying relevant strategic management theories, models and frameworks to case studies and communicate effectively in class discussions (Capability 1, 2 and 4.1)
  3. Present strategic analysis by integrating various theories, models and frameworks while demonstrating independent thinking and a line of reasoning (Capability 1, 2 and 5.1)
  4. Describe and discuss innovative solutions to business cases after identifying problems using relevant theories, models and frameworks (Capability 2 and 3)
  5. Identify and analyse ethical issues that may influence the process of strategic management (Capability 4.1 and 5.2)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Quizzes 40% Individual Coursework
Discussions 60% Individual Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.

For this course, you can expect 3 hours of class time, and 7 hours of reading and working on preparing for assessments.

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

Attendance is required at scheduled activities including quizzes and case study discussions to complete the course. 

Lectures will be available as recordings.

The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable delivery.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

The textbook upon which this course is based on is:

De Wit, B. (2020) Strategy: An International Perspective (7th Ed.). Hampshire: Cengage Learning EMEA.

This book is available either as a printed version or as an eBook. The printed edition is available through UBS.

To purchase the eBook, use the below link:

Use discount code LEARN10NZ to receive 10% OFF at checkout

Note: This textbook contains all of the readings and cases required for the course. 

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

No change except for a new textbook.

Other Information

To do well in this course, you need to participate in the class discussions, revealing the depth and quality of your analysis. 

The majority of your final grade (60%) comes from participating in case discussions, in class.  If you want to work at becoming better at participating—at overcoming, say, shyness—we are happy to help with that.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.

Published on 09/06/2022 10:36 a.m.