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Strategic Management

Evolving trends towards increased globalization of competition, markets, products and services are prompting an urgent need to craft strategies in domestic and international contexts.

This course focuses on the characteristics of strategic management, and the main topics of the course revolve around the linkages between strategy, management and competitiveness in a global context.

In more specific terms, this course provides students with approaches to how - to identify and pursue market opportunities worldwide; to convert local and global presence into competitive advantage; to cultivate a global mindset; and to proactively reinvent the rules of the game.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminars and group work and requires a significant portion of self-study on the part of students.

    Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different activities of the course.

    The course workload is 200 hours equivalent to 7,5 ECTS (40 hours per week equivalent to 1,5 ECTS).

    The language of instruction is English. Please note that all teaching and learning activities such as lectures, seminars, assignments and assessment tasks are carried out in English.


    Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different course activities. Each assessment task is weighted in relation to its importance in the overall assessment of the course. The student’s results from the different assessment tasks are added up to a total course score that will then translate into the final grade for the course.

    Assessment tasks

    The course contains the following weighted assessment tasks:
    1. Individual course essay.
    2. Group Work/analysis task.
    3. Seminar participation.
    4. Individual assignment.

    After completion of the course, students will receive grades on a scale related to the intended learning outcomes of the course. Passing grades are A, B, C, D and E. Failing grades are Fx and F. A grade Fx can be completed for a grade E.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
    See syllabus for reading list
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator:

    Head of course: Svante Schriber