Seminar: Strategic Management

Course content

The purpose is to train students in applying classical and new models, approaches, and perspectives in Strategic Management on industries and organizations in order to come up with suggestions for top managers concerning actions for the long term development of the organization. In order to construct a budget or to evaluate the economic value of a company or to make investment decision regarding a company it is normally necessary to understand the corporate strategy of the corporation.

Education

MSc programme in Economics

The seminar is primarily for students at the MSc of Economics

Learning outcome

Additional for the learning outcome specified in the Curriculum, the learning outcome of the seminar are

  • An analyses of the future development and the economic attractiveness of a specific industry
  • An analyses of an organizations resources, activities and competences, and a discussion of how to create competitive advantages and economic value for that organization
  • The development of a competitive strategy and/or a growth strategy for a specific firm
  • The development of a corporate strategy for a specific corporation
  • The development of an international strategy or a strategy for innovation for a specific company
  • Strategic evaluation of a specific strategy for a company Implementation of a specific strategy for an organization

     

Kick-off meeting, research and writing process of the seminar paper, sessions with presentation of own paper and critical evaluation/feedback to another student´s paper, actively participating in discussions at class.


Before the session a "so-finalized-as-possible"-version of the paper must be uploaded in Absalon. After the presentations, the student submit an edited version of the paper in the Digital Exam portal as the final exam paper. The aim is that students use the presentation sessions as an opportunity to receive and use the constructive feedback to improve the paper.

“Exploring Strategy - Text and Cases – Eleventh Edition”, by Johnson, Whittington,  Scholes, Angwin & Regnér published by Pearson Education 2017. ISBN 978-1-292-14517-4

It is recommended to have followed the course Strategic Management before or in parallel to the seminar.

BSc in Economics or similar

Schedule: Suggestions of dates in the seminar:

Autumn 2018:

• Kick-off meeting: 3th of September 2018 from 14.15 – 15.00
• Commitment paper: Not later than 17th of September
• Individual supervision: 19th of September between 09:00 and 16:00
• Deadline pre-paper: Monday the 29th of October before 10 AM
• Presentations: Thursday the 8th of November and Thursday the 15th of November


Spring 2018:
• Kick off meeting: The 5th of February 2:00-3:00 pm
• Commitment paper. The 26th of February before 10:00 am
• Iindividual supervision: 28th of February and 1th of Marts
• Upload of nearly finished paper at Absalon no later than the 17th of April
• Presentations and critics: Full day the 3th and 8th of May

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination
- a seminar paper in English that meets the formal requirements for written papers stated in the curriculum and at KUNet for seminars.
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Aid
All aids allowed

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Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
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Criteria for exam assessment

Students are assessed on the extent to which they master the learning outcome for the seminar and can make use of the knowledge, skills and competencies listed in the learning outcomes in the Curriculum  of the Master programme.

 

To receive the top grade, the student must with no or only a few minor weaknesses be able to demonstrate an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Seminar
  • 20
  • Project work
  • 186
  • English
  • 206