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Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

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

Previous course names

None

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

Workload

  • 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 reports.

Teacher

Eldon Sveinn

Examiner

Eldon Sveinn

Home page of the course

None

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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