Course Title: Strategic Business Leadership

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Strategic Business Leadership

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2016


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,


RMIT Vietnam Saigon Sth Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet1 2007,
Viet2 2008,
Viet3 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2013,
Viet3 2015


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet1 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet1 2010

Course Coordinator: Dr Christine Murphy

Course Coordinator Phone: 99252000

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of all core courses in the MBA (Executive) program.

Course Description

This capstone course will draw together the knowledge and skills that you have acquired in the MBA (Exec) program. The course will focus on the practical aspects of management and business leadership with an emphasis on corporate decision-making in an international setting.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

Integrate advanced business knowledge with reflection on professional experience.

Synthesis the implications of political, economic, legal, social, organisational,cultural, and ethical influences on the strategic context of an organisation.

Analyse and solve unstructured business problems using qualitative and quantitative techniques, analyse risk and make executive decisions

Communicate effectively within a business context.

Demonstrate research capability to provide innovative creative solutions to business problems.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.

The following learning activities have been designed to assist you to develop the important capabilities outlined in this course guide.

While this list is not exhaustive, it provides you with an overview of some of the activities to be undertaken to successfully complete the course.

• Engage in research by means of searching texts, internet resources and journals (academic and profession).
• Read text material and selected articles.
• Prepare written answers to problems and topic questions.
• Resolve questions in case study problems.
• Participate in classroom discussions.
• Prepare and participate in class presentations.
• Participate in role playing and simulations.
• Engage in reflective practice and present findings.
• Complete quizzes.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be advised of the prescribed readings for this course and other reading materials upon enrolment.

You may access online learning tools and content for this course from the student portal, myRMIT, or, if you are an RMIT Vietnam student, through Vietnam Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include individual business reports and essays, group projects and presentations, assignments, class participation, in-class role plays, simulations, reflective journals, case study analyses, online discussions and activities, and tests.