INF515 Strategic Management (8)


This subject provides an introduction to the principles of strategic management in information agencies.  Students will analyse a range of information environments and will learn how to formulate a strategic position for an information agency.  Theoretical concepts and practical skills are examined with student learning focused on strategic leadership, corporate responsibility, financial management and sustainability. 

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Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the principal components in developing a strategic plan and its relationship to the parent body and the political environment in which it operates;
  • be able to assess the longer term threats and opportunities developing in an information organisation and ways of strategically managing these;
  • be able to develop project and operational plans linked to strategic directions;
  • be able to identify the principles of performance evaluation in an information agency staff and its role in strategic management;
  • be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of financial planning related to strategic directions; and
  • be able to develop strategic marketing initiatives.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The changing political and social environment in which information agencies operate and the resultant pressures
  • Managing the relationship with parent bodies
  • Principal components of strategic planning, and related operational and project planning techniques
  • Key performance indicators and their relationship with broader strategic planning outcomes
  • Marketing and its strategic role in delivering targeted services for clients
  • Financial management issues faced by not-for-profit organisations such as libraries, archives and information centres


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.