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Module

Operational and Organisational Strategy

Module description

Explore the organisational history and culture in strategy implementation.  Reviewing the macro and micro organisational factors, strategic position and resources and capabilities to achieving high performing and sustained competitive advantage.  Evaluate, review and develop organisational strategy for implementation whilst acknowledging the challenges presented within the operating environment. 

Full module specification

Module title:Operational and Organisational Strategy
Module code:BEM2011DA
Module level:2
Academic year:2021/2
Module lecturers:
  • Mr Oli Young - Convenor
Module credit:30
ECTS value:

15

Pre-requisites:

None

Co-requisites:

None

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:

12

Module aims

The operational and organisational strategy module is designed to enable an understanding of how strategy is developed and implemented. The module will combine theory and practice utilising the fundamental models of strategic management in a constructive way to see how strategy impacts on different organisational area / departments. The module will contribute to the apprenticeship journey by identifying the practicalities and difficulties in putting a strategy in place thereby enhancing knowledge, skills and capabilities and develop their organisational leadership practice,

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Develop and implement organisational strategy and plans, including approaches to resources and supply chain management, workforce development, sustainability, taking and managing risk, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance (A1)
  • 2. Examine and articulate own organisations strategy, purpose, values, ethics and governance of your organisation (G3, L2)
  • 3. Identify service / organisational improvements and opportunities for innovation and growth using qualitative and quantitative analysis of information and data and benchmarking against others (E3)
  • 4. Develop and deliver operational plans, being able to set targets and KPIs, manage resources and monitor and measure outcomes to establish operational effectiveness, efficiencies and excellence (A4)
  • 5. Know how to support the implementation of organisational strategy and plans and how to manage change in the organisation(A3)
  • 6. Deliver successful outcomes demonstrating the effective use of wide support from a range of sources and gain wide support to deliver successful outcomes.
  • 7. Manage change in the organisation (A2)

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 8. Produce reports that clearly present information and data, using a range of interpretation and analytical processes (A5)
  • 9. Use different forms of communications (written, verbal, non-verbal, digital) and how to apply them. Communicate clearly, effectively and regularly using oral, written and digital channels and platforms (F1, F4)

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
26040

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Masterclass21Faculty-led workshops and seminars
Webinars11Online action learning set facilitated by module lead.
Professional development to underpin WBL project.40Guided independent study through online learning activities. Reading, case studies, professional practise forums.
Time at work228Time at work

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Weekly activities including; online tests and exercises, pee discussion and tutor led webinarsvarious1-7Interactive and imbedded in a task

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
60040

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Presentation40Group Presentation (Group size 3-4, Presentation 20 Minutes)2,3 & 9Written feedback and mark
Report604,500 word business report1, 4-8Written feedback and mark

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
PresentationIndividual Presentation (40%)2,3 & 9August
ReportReport 4,500 words (60%)1, 4-8August

Re-assessment notes

Defer – as first time

Refer – capped at 40%

Syllabus plan

Week 1 – introduction to the module, How to develop and implement organisational strategy and plans, including approaches to resources and supply chain management, workforce development, sustainability, taking and managing risk, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance

Week 2 – masterclass, discussion and exercises around the content of weeks 1-5

Week 3 – Examine and articulate own organisations strategy, purpose, values, ethics and governance of your organisation

Week 4 – Identify service / organisational improvements and opportunities for innovation and growth using qualitative and quantitative analysis of information and data and benchmarking against others

Week 5 – Develop and deliver operational plans, being able to set targets and KPIs, manage resources and monitor and measure outcomes to establish operational effectiveness, efficiencies and excellence

Week 6 – Know how to support the implementation of organisational strategy and plans and how to manage change in the organisation

Week 7 – masterclass, discussion and exercises around the content of weeks 6-9

Week 8 – Deliver successful outcomes demonstrating the effective use of wide support from a range of sources and gain wide support to deliver successful outcomes.

Week 9 – How to manage change in the organisation

Week 10 – assignment writing

Week 11 – assignment writing and submission

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Johnson, G. (2017). Fundamentals of Strategy (4th New edition). Coronet Books Inc.

Johnson, G., Whittington, R., Regner, P., Scholes, K., Angwin, D., & Regnér, P. (2017). Exploring Strategy Text Only. Pearson.

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

CMI - Management Direct - an online management resource portal. Management Direct allows managers at any level to learn, research and think. It offers fast, 24-hour access to the latest digital content to help overcome hundreds of managerial challenges from absence to performance to change: 5 minute, 20 minute and extended briefings; Creative tools for problem solving; Hundreds of checklists and interactive scenarios to aid self-directed learning; Self-Assessments and automatic CPD recording/reporting; Document templates and best practice guides.

Origin date

13/10/2020

Last revision date

13/10/2020