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Strategic Management (Advanced study course in business administration)
|Master programme in
Business studies * / Business Administration and Leadership * / Business Administration and Leadership / Business Administration and Leadership
|Type of activity
Read about the Master Programme and find the Study Regulations at ruc.dk
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE
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|Number of participants
|Responsible for the activity
Kristian J. Sund (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Head of study
Mette Apollo Rasmussen (email@example.com)
ISE Registration & Exams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Advanced study course in business administration
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 strategic purpose; Strategy as a process; The firm’s relationship to the environment; Competitive strategy; Strategy and cognition; The resource-based and dynamic capability views of the firm; Corporate strategy; Growth strategy and mergers and acquisitions; International strategy.
|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 is evaluated regularly in accordance with the study board evaluation procedure. The activity responsible will be informed about a potential evaluation of the activity at semesterstart. See 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/
Topic 1: What is strategic management?
Topic 2: Strategic purpose and scope
Topic 3: Environmental change
Topic 4: The nature of competition and industry analysis
Topic 5: Competitive advantage
Topic 6: Competitive strategy
Topic 7: Corporate strategy
Topic 8: International strategy
Topic 9: Performance management
Topic 10: Organizational design, culture and strategy
|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
Demonstrate knowledge regarding the basic theories and models of strategic management; ¨
Analyze a firm’s strategy and/or a strategic problem;