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2019/2020  MA-MMBFO1203U  Strategic Management

English Title
Strategic Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 2 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 Full-Time MBA
Course coordinator
  • Marie Louise Mors - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 28-06-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Discuss the logic of key models, frameworks and analytical approaches from the Strategic Management domain
  • Select and apply frameworks, concepts and theories Strategic Management domain in a given case situation
  • Present argumentation for the relevance of the selected frameworks, concepts and theories to the given case
Strategic Management:
Exam ECTS 2
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This is a first course in Strategy. It is meant to give a foundational knowledge on modern frameworks and concepts in the field. The course will focus on the internal strategy formulation, analysis and implementation and is complementary to the Economics of Strategy Elective, which will cover external industry factors and analysis.


This course focuses on questions like: Where do you want to go with your organisation? What are you trying to achieve? Why? How? We will be exploring different concepts and tools that can help you identify the resources the company needs to obtain, and the organisation it needs to build. We will focus on how you develop and implement a consistent and coherent strategy in today’s dynamic and competitive business world.


Strategic analysis assumes that most resource and product markets are fundamentally imperfect and are not necessarily in competitive equilibrium. In fact, they would often seem to be in a state of permanent disequilibrium. Opportunities constantly emerge when industry conditions change, or when innovating firms change these conditions. Firms achieve competitive advantage by understanding these conditions and opportunities, by designing strategies and organizations that match their capabilities to available opportunities and by executing well. We will therefore also discuss your roles as general managers in organizations and how you can manage and implement strategy.


The course covers a number of analytical tools and frameworks that facilitate the implementation of this process.

Description of the teaching methods
This course relies heavily on the case discussion approach. We will spend a substantial part of each class discussing the assigned case. This is a very interactive process that seeks to get multiple viewpoints and perspectives on the table and to debate the pros and cons of various alternatives and ideas.
Feedback during the teaching period
The interactive case discussion format allows for continuous feedback. The students are expected to attend class, be prepared and participate in the case discussions. The students will receive brief written feedback on their exams.
Student workload
Teaching 20 hours
Preparation 20 hours
Examination 10 hours
Last updated on 28-06-2019