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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The strategic management process helps organisations
identify what they intent to achieve and
how they will accomplish valued outcomes. Why some firms
suceed while others fail and why firms have varying levels of
performance, will be discussed, as well as other aspects of
strategic management.

After having successfully completed the course the student
should be able to analyse business strategies and draw up a
strategy for a small or a medium sized firm.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students should be familiar with
the process of strategic decision making in business, be able
to analyse business decisions, and make make informed
decisions on the basis of unstructured and fuzzy information.

Course contents

- The External and internal environment
- Goals and objectives
- Making of Strategy
- The implementation of strategy
- Company analysis
- Tools and methods
- Strategies for an uncertain future

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Accounting, Intermediary Marketing, Microeconomics,
Finance, Organisation and Leadership, Logistics

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Additional information

More information will be given in class. Attendance is not
obligatory but advisable at the lecture sessions. Attendance
is, however, obligatory during the discussion sessions,
presentations, as well as participation in possible company
visits. Notice will be given of these sessions in advance. The
case study method will be used.

Recommended or required reading

Hitt, Michael A., R. Duane Ireland, Robert E. Hoskisson.
Strategic Management. South Western.
Harvard Business Review
Other literature will be announced during the course.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 7 hours
  • Small-group work - 80 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 127 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 127 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Activ participation in the course. Quality of teamwork and


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-03-21

The timetable of the course

Will be given during the first lecture session. The course will
be taught during Period 3.

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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