Stream B starts with the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation or a Master of Research: an interdisciplinary foundation that exposes students to important organisational and strategy theories and studies.
We draw upon a range of social sciences including sociology, economics, political science, anthropology and philosophy to understand issues which are of importance to senior managers as well as to a broad range of stakeholders in a firm’s environment.
Stream B primarily employs an interpretive approach to understand strategy. This means that we look at strategy not simply as an outcome of a rational planning process, or as the primary explanation for firm success or failure, but also as a sociological phenomenon in its own right. You are encouraged to study interesting empirical sites and break new theoretical ground in phenomena related directly or indirectly to strategy.
This stream employs both rigorous qualitative and mixed methods to understand strategic management in organisations – for-profit business, NGOs, not-for-profits, state enterprises and hybrids. These might include grounded theory, case studies, ethnography discourse analysis, and other methodological techniques.
To start on the Strategic Management (Stream B) pathway you must take one of the following 9-month masters programmes:
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