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2020/2021  KAN-CJURO2001U  Strategic Management

English Title
Strategic Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory offered as elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Xu Li - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 25-06-2020

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Learning objectives
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Analyze a company’s strategy in a systematic and rigorous way
  • Assess market attractiveness and market positioning
  • Analyze a firm’s resources and capabilities
  • Develop approaches to attaining competitive advantage
  • Make recommendations for developing a viable and sustainable strategy
  • Understand and critically evaluate business-level strategic moves
  • Be able to assess the impact of strategic innovation and change
Strategic Management:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Please see text below
The duration of the exam is 3 hours and you may hand in as many pages as you like.
Assignment type Written 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

Parts of this course will be online in fall 2020.


This course introduces you to the key principles of strategic management. The first four sessions focus on strategic analysis, covering the historical foundations of the subject. This includes business model analysis, market analysis, positioning, resources & capabilities, competitive advantage and strategic innovation. In the process, we will analyze and use some of the classic strategy tools and models. The subsequent sessions proceed to introduce and discuss contemporary topics in strategy. This includes topics such as competitive interactions, platform strategies, organizational structure and creativity, and evaluating novelty. The course gives an overview of the field and provides you with the tools and insights to rigorously analyze a company’s strategy and develop one yourself.

Description of the teaching methods
Teaching methods include case study analysis, group discussions and lectures. Students are expected to prepare readings and cases prior to each session and to actively participate in class discussions.
Feedback during the teaching period
Written feedback on one individual assignment and the midterm project.
In-class feedback on case analyses.
Office hours.
Student workload
Course activities (including preparation) 132 hours
Exam (including exam preparation) 74 hours
Last updated on 25-06-2020