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|Master programme in||
Business studies * / Business Administration and Leadership * / Business Administration and Leadership / Business Administration and Leadership
|Type of activity||
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
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|Responsible for the activity||
Kristian J. Sund (email@example.com)
|Head of study||
Margit Neisig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ISE Studyadministration (email@example.com)
Via the course, students gain a critical insight into and understanding of strategic management, and how companies interact with their environment, through planning and organizing strategic processes. The course provides students with an insight into perspectives on strategic management as well as analytical tools, in order to analyse companies and challenges, and prepare strategy proposals.
|Detailed description of content||
With this course, students acquire a critical insight into the practice of strategic management, including how firms plan and organise strategic processes, and act as a result of changes the external environment and business context. Students are introduced to relevant strategy tools, and literature in the area. The course therefore aims to both give students an overview of perspectives on strategic management, and give them the tools to analyse concrete cases and problems, and develop strategic responses. Key themes include:
Strategy as a process
The firm’s relationship to the environment
Strategy and cognition
The resource-based and dynamic capability views of the firm
Growth strategy and mergers and acquisitions
|Course material and Reading list||
The core textbook for the course is Grant, R. M. (2021). Contemporary strategy analysis. John Wiley & Sons.
A number of additional readings will be posted on Moodle.
Cases will be regularly selected and may change from semester to semester.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
In class teaching (lectures): 20 hours
Case work: 40 hours
Individual study: 60 hours
Exam (including preparation): 15 hours
Total study intensity: 135 hours
Teaching and learning activities
The course is delivered as a series of in-class lectures during which key theories, frameworks, and models are explained. The lectures are interactive and real-world cases are used to illustrate and discuss theory. Students are expected outside of class to work in small groups to solve a number of business cases and hand these in to receive formative feedback. This prepares students for the exam.
|Evaluation and feedback||
The activity are evaluated regularly regarding the study board evaluation procedure. The activity responsible will be orientated about a potential evaluation of the activity at semesterstart. Se link to the study board evaluation praxis here https://intra.ruc.dk/nc/for-ansatte/organisering/raad-naevn-og-udvalg/oversigt-over-studienaevn/studienaevn-for-erhvervsoekonomi-og-virksomhedsstudier/arbejdet-med-kvalitet-i-uddannelserne/
Lecture 1: What is strategic management?
Lecture 2: Strategic purpose and culture
Lecture 3: Environmental change
Lecture 4: The nature of competition and industry analysis
Lecture 5: Competitive strategy
Lecture 6: The resource based view and dynamic capabilities
Lecture 7: Corporate strategy: scope and transaction cost theory
Lecture 8: Growth strategy
Lecture 9: International strategy
Lecture 10: Strategy cognition
|Overall learning outcomes||
|Form of examination||
Individual written invigilated exam
The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the exam: All.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
Knowledge regarding the basic theories and models of strategic management;
The ability to analyze a firm’s strategy and/or a strategic problem;
The ability to develop and evaluate a strategy based on theory;
The ability to reflect critically on the limits of different theories;
and whether the exam fulfills all formal requirements.