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2019/2020  MA-MMBAO1525U  Strategy Development

English Title
Strategy Development

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 4 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Jesper Rangvid - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 28-06-2019

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Learning objectives
At the end of the course the participant should be able to:
  • Be able to explain the logic of key models, frameworks, heuristics, tools, and analytical approaches from the strategic development and strategy implementation domain
  • Be able to combine key models, frameworks, heuristics, tools and analytical approaches from the strategic development and strategy execution domain to support a strategy development process
  • Be able to creatively apply key models, frameworks, heuristics, tools and analytical approaches from strategic development and strategy execution domain to your own organization (or in the lack thereof, an assigned organization)
Strategy Development:
Exam ECTS 4
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter and Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A written case assignment based on a case or a subject chosen by the
teacher. The assignment must be formulated and given to the students at least nine days prior to the expiration of the deadline. It should be 10 pages long and submitted to CBS Digital Exam. The exam is held internally, and the assignment is put forward and assessed by the relevant faculty.

Alternative examination format: The make-up/re-examination will be held as an oral examination if the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination.
Description of the exam procedure

Detailed requirements to be announced

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The aim of the Strategy Development course is to provide you with both a strong theoretical understanding and a practical grasp of strategy development and execution. In this course, you will apply the theoretical insights to challenging case studies and in-class group exercises that serve to create a thorough foundation for dealing with strategic management.


The course intends to extend your knowledge to help you define and assess the quality of a firm’s competitive strategy. Nurturing a sound understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts inherent to strategic management should help you formulate, evaluate and implement strategies which help firms gain competitive advantage. The course emphasizes practical application of theory. This is sought through active utilization of theoretical frameworks to solve real world company issues.

Description of the teaching methods
The course has 8 sessions and diverse teaching methods using lectures, cases, readings, and discussions. The class meetings are interactive and require ongoing engagement of the students.
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
Lectures 32 hours
Preparation + Exam 78 hours
Expected literature

Syllabus will be available, well in time, before the first session.

Last updated on 28-06-2019