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2019/2020  MA-MMBFV2103U  Economics of Strategy

English Title
Economics of Strategy

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 3 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Fourth Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Full-Time MBA
Course coordinator
  • Marcus Asplund - Department of Economics (ECON)
Main academic disciplines
  • Strategy
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 28-06-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Analyze the competitive situation in a market.
  • Analyze the competitive position for a firm in a market.
  • Predict the evolution of a market and firms’ competitive positions.
Economics of Strategy:
Exam ECTS 3
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 Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

For each topic there is a short introduction covering the basic theory and concepts used. However, most of the lectures are spent discussing the assigned cases. It is imperative that you have read the cases before class and tried to answer the assignment questions. You should be prepared to clearly state your answers to the assignment questions and defend your positions. 


This course is a natural continuation of the microeconomics part of the core course Economics. The methods developed in this course are useful to reach a deeper understanding of the forces that shape markets and are particularly indicated for students who intend to specialise in general management, strategy, or finance.

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.
Student workload
Teaching 20 hours
Preparation 20 hours
Examination 10 hours
Last updated on 28-06-2019