The aim of this module is to enable students to understand and apply tools and models to develop skills in strategic analysis, choice, and implementation. Students will become competent in the use of management information to measure and monitor strategic performance. A comprehensive review will be undertaken of good governance practice, all developed within applicable ethical frameworks. Evaluating complex scenarios will be a feature of the module, based on complex data, ﬁnancial and stakeholder analysis including making recommendations. Students would be expected to apply concepts, principles, and theories from the knowledge and application levels of this syllabus.
Questions will be crafted based on the syllabus weighting grid covering the following broad areas: strategic management issues (40%), business plans (20%), ﬁnancial objectives and strategies (20%) and corporate governance (20%).
On completion of this module, candidates will reach a competency sufﬁcient to be able to:
(A) Evaluate strategic objectives for a speciﬁed scenario
(B) Prepare and advise on strategic analysis, for a speciﬁed scenario, by evaluating the external and internal environments to support strategy development
(C) Apply key strategic models and prepare advice on, for a speciﬁed scenario, strategic choice
(D) Discuss and evaluate the types of organisational structure and operational vehicles that can be used to support, for a speciﬁed scenario, the delivery of organisational strategy
(E) Explain and analyse the arrangements required and prepare business plans, for a speciﬁed scenario, for an efﬁcient and effective implementation of an organisational strategy
(F) Evaluate the issues involved in the formulation of an organisation’s ﬁnancial strategy objectives for a speciﬁed scenario
(G) Evaluate the issues involved in the formulation of an organisation’s ﬁnancial strategies for a speciﬁed scenario
Remember: You will get the Examination Analysis Document (MAY 2020) Examination Sitting