Master's Programme in Business Administration (5 years)
Language of instruction
ORG109 Organisation Theory, or equivalent.
Upon successful completion of this course the students should:
know what is meant by strategy and related concepts
be able to explain different schools of thought and theories within the discipline of strategic management be able to use analytical tools for strategic management
be able to identify strategic challenges in practice and choose approaches to solve these
be able to identify and assess challenges related to ethics and sustainability in strategic choices and responsible strategic management
be able to design a business model for a business and recognize the characteristics and qualities of different business models
be able to understand the relationship between strategy and organizational structure, and between structure, efficiency, renewal and innovation
have knowledge about different points of view regarding management, recognize different principals for management and understand the importance of management for strategy
The course focuses on the organization as a whole. The main areas covered in the course are organizations' relationship with the environment and their internal innovation, and change processes. The development of the strategic management discipline, and different theories related to strategic design, planning, positioning, strategy-as-practice and competitive advantage will be given focus. Strategic development processes and how they are affected by an unpredictable environment will be discussed. Central terms in strategic management, such as vision, mission, objectives, policies, values, ethics, among others, will be explained and conceptualized.
Lectures and group work. Estimated work load is about 200 hours.
Approved two compulsory assignments. More information will be provided by the start of the semester.
Assessment methods and criteria
Three hour written examination with letter grades.
Course evaluation is carried out as a midterm evaluation in accordance with standard procedure in the quality assurance system, chapter 4.1, unless other information is given in the beginning of the semester.
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes. Subject to availability or capacity.
Admission for external candidates
Type of course
Level of course
First cycle i.e. bachelor level.
Year of study
Normally second year.
Name of lecturer
For additional information, please contact School of Business and Law, phone no. (+47)38141068