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2020/2021  MA-MMBSO3007U  Managing Strategy and Change

English Title
Managing Strategy and Change

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 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 International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Project and change management
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 02-07-2020

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Learning objectives
  • 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 5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 2
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
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

This final course 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 course is a primer on theories of strategy with examples from globally oriented firms. The course also serves as an introduction to the integrating strategy project, with sessions on how to conduct a proper industry analysis as well as a company and issue analysis. 

Description of the teaching methods
The course 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 32,75 hours
Preparation and Exam 104,75 hours
Last updated on 02-07-2020