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2017/2018  MA-MMBSO1016U  Managing Strategy and Change

English Title
Managing Strategy and Change

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 4.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics
Course coordinator
  • Bent Petersen - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization (SMG)
Main academic disciplines
  • Project and change management
  • Strategy
Last updated on 05-07-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Compare the main schools of strategic thinking
  • Identify the main methodological frameworks used in the formulation of business strategies
  • Analyse the dynamics of strategy formulation and implementation
  • Translate, explore and resolve a strategic setting of a problem addressed, facilitating the use of analytical frameworks issue
Managing Strategy and Change:
Exam ECTS 4,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

This final module introduces theories of firm strategy, discussing the strategy process, the main characteristics of global strategies, implementation of strategies, networks, strategic alliances and intellectual capital. A main topic of discussion will be the implications on strategy of the increasing globalisation of international markets. The module is a primer on theories of strategy with examples from globally oriented firms. The module also serves as an introduction to the integrating strategy project, with sessions on how to conduct a proper industry analysis. 

Teaching methods
The module very interactive and will combine lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations. Participants are requested to read the compulsory reading identified in the programme. Overall the teaching format relies heavily on the integration of real issues from participants and other companies.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written and oral exams have been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Sessions 27,5 hours
Preparation and Exam 96,25 hours
Last updated on 05-07-2017