Advanced Strategy (CEMS6003)


This unit focuses on how strategy leaders enhance and sustain business performance by developing and implementing innovative business models and strategies. The unit covers analytical and conceptual tools that are aids to sharpening skills at recognising innovative opportunities and developing robust judgments in the face of uncertainty and complexity. Questions addressed include: How can a customers' problem be studied to develop new value propositions and business opportunities? How can strategic opportunities be reviewed and understood? How can creativity and opportunity be harnessed? How does a strategy leader build and develop resources and capabilities in a competitive environment? The unit highlights the challenges of business models and strategic analysis. Having learned about classical strategy frameworks in prior studies, in this unit of study you are expected to apply them to problems that are more complex and to a much greater level of detail. Insights from entrepreneurial practice and theory are integrated throughout the unit, with design thinking anchoring the teaching program. Students work on real corporate problems and questions, with group-based project work providing the opportunity to apply theory in practice.

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Intensive over 5 weeks (8hr lectures/seminars per week)


individual assignment (30%), group assignment (40%), exam (30%)

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.