Courses and study plans / Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation
1884 Strategic Thinking
|Period: 1||2.9.2013 - 18.10.2013|
|Department||Management and Organisation|
This course aims at train students to learn how to critically analyze, identify, motivate and communicate a strategic direction of a company. The lectures are based on analyzing cases. Active participation in class is required, and an individual term paper.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
- develop an understanding of the environment were a company operate.
- develop an understanding of different strategic perspectives.
- practically address real world cases from a separate case book.
- explain and motivate points of reference and methods.
- demonstrate accuracy in academic writing and communication.
- explain fundamentals and details of in established models.
- position organizational issues by applying ethical reasoning which conform to standard of codes of practice in the context were the problem appears.
Language of Instruction
Bachelor’s thesis and 24 credits in Entrepreneurship and management or Marketing.
- Lectures/seminars based upon compulsory and active attendance including required readings.
- Each seminar includes a unique case study and unique metaphor. Attendance in these seminars will require students to actively reflect upon own and others work.
- Finally students are required to hand in a final report and presentation.
Gareth, R. Jones., and Charles, W. L. Hill. (2010). Case studies in strategic management (9th edition). International edition: ISBN-13: 978 – 0 – 538 – 75 441 – 5. Readings from this book will be identified as “Cases” in the course schedule.
Johnson, G, Scholes, K, Whittington, R. (2008). Exploring Corporate Strategy, 8th Edition, FT Prentice Hall, Essex, ISBN 978-0-273-71192-6
Mintzberg, H. Ahlstrand, B. and Lampel, J. (1998). Strategy Safari : A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management, The Free Press, New York.
Additional literature can be chosen by the student, in consultation with the supervisor.
Evaluation and Examination
Case work, essay active participation.