Strategic management is central to the operation of a variety of businesses in different sectors and environments. The creation of a strategy and the management of its implementation are important in developing businesses that can create and sustain a competitive advantage. In a competitive global environment, understanding strategic principles, tools for analysis and techniques for implementation are of great importance to managers, to assist them in enhancing firm performance. This module will provide you with an overview of issues relevant to corporate and business strategy. It aims to introduce and evaluate major concepts and techniques of strategic analysis, strategy formulation, strategic actions/choices and strategy implementation. Students are encouraged to analyse and think critically as well as apply some of the introduced concepts and tools. You will be encouraged to develop your knowledge of strategic management by gaining an intellectual appreciation and understanding of the differing schools of strategic thought, which will in turn underpin subject understanding. An intellectual application of these theories together with the self-development of your own ideas will be utilised to demonstrate transferability of skills via a series of practical case applications.