Upon successful completion of this course
the student should be able
Explain relevant concepts and
the main issues of strategic
Understand different schools of
thought within the discipline and have an appreciation of
different approaches to strategic
Make use of selected analytical
tools in strategic management
relevant problems of change and development and the particular
demands of fast strategic change
the particular role of competence development in strategic
management and the meaning of "human capital" in modern
Be familiar with relevant
theories of leadership and the role of general and middle
management in strategic
The aim of this course is to provide
students an understanding of a company as a whole, its market
and competition situation, external requirements and strategic
The course offers
insight into the interaction between different organisations
and their surroundings, internal renewal and change processes.
Furthermore, the course gives a brief survey of central
concepts and analytical tools in business strategy as well as
theories in organisational training, innovation and
A brief survey of the
system of concepts and analytical tools in business strategy.
Emphasis is on strategy development bottom-up, criteria for
strategic evaluation, ethics and
mission statement, interaction theories, collaboration and
Creativity, innovation and
change. Organisational and management forms that encourage or
empiricism, learn-to-learn models, theories concerning
mastering and helplessness, and theories concerning
Strategic goals and
processes, competition and competitiveness, strategy on various
levels in the company, implementation and strategic
Lectures and group work.
Two approved multiple choice
4-hour written examination with graded
First cycle i.e. bachelor level.
Normally second year.
Student Adviser Anne Line
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.