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MN4311   Dynamic Strategic Management

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module introduces students to the basic principles of analysing strategic issues in a dynamic setting. It provides an overview of the complexity of strategic management within the context of increasing global competition. It covers the historical antecedents of modern approaches; evaluates rational, incremental, and evolutionary views on strategy formulation; includes corporate industrial analysis and examines analytical approaches such as portfolio models. Strategy formulation and implementation are considered in practice by using a combination of the results of consulting work, guest speakers, and case studies.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MN2001 and pass MN2002

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MN4203

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 4 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours ( x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 26

Guided independent study hours: 174

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof B Mackay