Global Strategy and Leadership

Online Class

  • 4 Weeks of live tuition via webinar
  • 2 classes/week of 2 hours each (total 4 h/w)
  • Access to recorded webinars throughout the semester
  • 30 min Q&A time after every session
  • Exam critical areas
  • Summary notes guidance
  • Customised diagrams and flowcharts
  • Exam tips and techniques
  • ClickMeeting webinar

Timetable

Commencement: 11-Jan-20

Finish: 02-Feb-20

Days: Saturday + Sunday

All times are at Australian Eastern Standard Time

Class Timetable

No upcoming events.

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Subject outline

 Global Strategy and Leadership is divided into 7 Modules

Module 1 - An introduction to strategy and leadership

Module 2 - Understanding the external environment

Module 3 - Understanding the internal environment

Module 4 - Product and market development

Module 5 - Developing the strategic plan

Module 6 - Strategy implementation

Module 7 - Leading the strategy


The contents of these modules are as follows:


Module 1 - An introduction to strategy and leadership

• Introducing strategy and leadership

• Approaches to strategy

• Strategy process

• Strategic thinking

• Levels of strategy

• The global context of business

• The role of the accountant in strategy development


Module 2 - Understanding the external environment

• Understanding the external environment

• Remote and industry environment analysis

• Understanding customers and markets

• The basis of competition


Module 3 - Understanding the internal environment

• The operating model

• Understanding key stakeholders

• Assessing current performance

• Strategic drivers

• Operational drivers

• People and organisational drivers

• Big data – deeper and faster analysis

• Qualitative analysis

• Summarising overall performance

• Where can we go in the future?


Module 4 - Product and market development

• Product and market options

• New product development

• New market development

• Development of new geographic markets

• Common modes of entry into geographic markets

• Accounting issues in global strategy


Module 5 - Developing the strategic plan

• Vision

• Mission

• Values

• Goals

• Developing the strategic options

• Risk assessment

• Developing strategic themes

• Evaluating strategic themes using Rumelt's criteria

• Finalising the strategic plan


Module 6 - Strategy implementation

• An overview of strategy implementation

• The 7-S framework

• Successful strategy implementation

• Monitoring implementation and performance

• The challenges of implementing strategy

• The role of CPAs in strategic implementation

• Future challenges


Module 7 - Leading the strategy

• Leadership and ethics

• What is leadership?

• Identifying leadership attributes

• Transformational leadership

• Strategic leadership

• The nature of strategic leadership

• The role of leaders in strategic thinking and decision-making

• The role of leaders in strategic analysis

• The role of leaders in setting direction

• The role of leaders in strategy formulation and selection

• The role of leaders in implementing strategy