HRMG2011 Strategic Management and Planning

Bachelor Course Unit

HRMG2011 Strategic Management and Planning

Level: 3rd year

Credit points: 3

Prerequisites: none

Unit description

This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the core elements of management from a strategic and planning perspective. Throughout this unit, participants examine and research the development of organisational goals and objectives, business and management philosophies and models of decision-making. They are guided in assessing the variety and complexity of external and internal influences that affect an organisation’s structure, culture and wellbeing. They learn how to implement appropriate and effective strategic responses; to understand and apply strategic planning theories and techniques; market trends and forces; to analyse, evaluate and implement strategic alternatives; and to integrate awareness of planning issues and ethical considerations into the overall task of strategic management and planning.

This unit enables participants to develop a strategic approach to the management and planning of the organisation and to think, plan and manage creatively and strategically.

The knowledge and skills provided are specifically for those working in management positions within organisations, as well as within human resource departments and specialised strategic management and planning units.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to: 

  • use the concepts and terminology of strategic management and planning
  • identify key issues and skills in strategic management and planning
  • conduct both external and internal organisational analyses
  • identify, generate, evaluate and select strategic alternatives for organisations
  • recommend procedures and processes for the implementation, monitoring, maintenance and evaluation of selected strategies and performance
  • discuss the importance of contingency planning in the strategic management and planning process
  • analyse and evaluate the importance of strategic planning and its processes
  • outline an approach for the successful implementation of strategic planning

Unit content

  • Introducing Strategic Management and Planning
  • Organisational Mission
  • External Strategic Analysis
  • Internal Strategic Analysis
  • Strategic Business Case Analysis
  • Formulating Strategic Objectives
  • Strategic Alternatives
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Assessing Strategic Performance
  • Special Issues in Strategic Management
  • Successful Strategic Planning
  • Managing Strategic Change

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 9.75 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Please refer to the document available here.

Graduate attributes

The following graduate attributes will be developed in this unit:

  • Knowledge of the framework of counselling theory, and a foundational understanding of the major theories of counselling
  • Understanding of and the appropriate application of counselling skills in a range of contexts and circumstances
  • Understanding what constitutes ethical practice in counselling interactions
  • The ability to effectively and appropriately apply the micro and macro skills of counselling
  • The ability to recognise major transition points in human development and major forms of mental illness and know when and how to appropriately refer clients

Recommended text

Hanson, D., Dowling, P. J., Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2008). Strategic management: Competitiveness and globalisation (3rd ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning.

Relevant journals

Academy of Management Executive
Academy of Management Review
Australian Journal of Management
European Management Journal
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies
Journal of Business Strategy
Journal of Strategic Marketing
Management Today
Organisational Dynamics
People Management
Strategic Management Journal
Strategy and Leadership

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer to for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.


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