Business Operations (Strategy and Application)
Simulate the management of a company while drawing on your theoretical studies.Develop a business strategy. Compete against other simulated companies as you stretch your investment, marketing, production and finance wings.
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Upon successful completion of this degree you will be able to:
- apply your business knowledge in business operations and strategy in an integrated way to address business problems
- construct a business strategy that recognises the limited nature of organisational resources
- derive connections between an organisation’s internal and external factors
- design a presentation that integrates the following: verbal and written communication which is articulate, persuasive and involves, consultation, and engagement with clients and employees.
- Company vision and strategies
- Situation analysis
- Performance measures (cumulative; market share; stock price; market cap; ROE; ROS; ROA; and asset turns)
- Finance arrangements (stocks; bonds; short term loans; finance strategies and tactics)
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Project Management
- Supply Chain Management
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
The successful completion of all core subjects in the MBA degree is recommended. It is also recommended that this subject be undertaken in the final Session of the degree.
No special requirements
This capstone course draws together and integrates the learning from other courses.
This is partly achieved through a simulation game in which students form teams (or ‘companies’) and undertake the roles of managers.They compete with other ‘companies’, planning R&D, investment, production, marketing, and finance over a continuum of eight financial years. Feedback on decision consequences leads into the following year’s decisions.
Students are also required to participate in consideration and discussion of current business issues, strategic and operational.