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Management and Strategy

Code

GBE-MST1

Version

2.1

Offered by

Global Business Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

None

Main purpose

The purpose of this course is for the students to gain and apply knowledge on management and strategy theory, tools and planning processes in an organizational context.

Knowledge

After the course, the students should be able to:
  • Understand organizational behaviour and structures
  • Understand the concept of management and leadership including the different schools of management and leadership
  • Understand the basis issues of business strategy
  • Understand the elements of the strategic planning process and a range of strategic tools.
 

Skills

After the course the students should be able to:
  • Evaluate, design and chose appropriate organizational structures
  • Evaluate and choose relevant management and leadership strategies
  • Manage organizational change processes
  • Analyze the external macro and micro environment in the context of business strategy making
  • Analyze the internal environment  in the context of business strategy making
  • Identify strategic options
  • Formulate mission, vision and values
  • Design, evaluate, chose and implement appropriate business strategies.

Competences

After the course the students should be able to:
  • Understand the basic issues of management and leadership
  • Apply the appropriate kind of management/leadership in a given situational context
  • Understand the basis issues of business strategy
  • Apply different strategic tools
  • Plan and implement a strategic planning process in an organizational context
 

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

The teaching methods will be a combination of class work, pair work, group work and problem based tuition. The students are expected to participate actively in the lessons.
 
The semester workload equals 137.5 hours of student work.
 
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
48 hours - 36 %
  • Lessons, scheduled
  • Introduction to written assignments and feedback
  • Exams and tests
CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
60 hours - 45%
  • Assignments, self-study
  • Project and group work
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Selected exercises
CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
21 hours - 15 %
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Self-study
  • Project work
  • Study groups
  • Literature search
CATEGORY 4
Participation of lecturer and students 
Initiated by students
6 hours - 4 %
  • Meetings
  • Study guidance
 
 

 

Resources

The curriculum is updated every semester and is a combination of:
  • Extracts from international text books on Management & Strategy
  • Articles from recognized international journals on Management and Strategy
  • Case studies
  • Summaries based on free accessible web pages
 

Evaluation

Permit criteria for attending examination:
 
Mandatory assignment handed in before deadline and accepted.

Examination

Oral examination

Individual oral examination without preparation based upon course assignment(s)

Allowed tools: All
 
Internal examiner

Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

Course assignments account for 50 % of final grade.
 
Examinations account for 50 % of final grade.

Additional information

Responsible

Lars Grunnet Jespersen

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Business and Management

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