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MBA8006 Balancing Drivers of Business Performance

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


Pre-requisite: MBA8001 and MBA8002 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MBAL or GDBA or GCBA


The speed and continuous nature of change makes it necessary for organisations to be agile and to navigate business environments to achieve performance imperatives. The requirement to perform can in turn put pressure on the quality systems, governance processes, people, resources and supply-chains of the organisation. Senior leaders need to holistically consider the financial and non-financial drivers of performance in delivering on their strategic intent. Balancing good governance, market competitiveness, sustainable work processes and staff buy-in with profitability, capital investment and cash flow requires a clear understanding of the purpose and values of the organisation and the impact of its environments.

You will learn to navigate the business environment in which an organisation operates whilst balancing the mechanisms that drive business performance, while simultaneously managing the planning and operational activities of the organisation to maintain quality standards and align with organisational values. You will learn how to make decisions that drive business performance by considering the influences of governance micro and macro external forces, risk, ethics, regulatory requirements and corporate social responsibility on performance outcomes such as profitability, cash flow and other financial KPIs. Finally, you will explore how the needs and constraints of the organisation's people, resources and systems need to be considered, and how collaboration plays a role in in the strategies and decisions designed to drive performance outcomes.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Block 2, 2023 Online
Block 6, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023