AL201308 - Business Strategy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Group Based Off-campus Exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Group Based Off-campus Exam 100/100 72 hours

Course content

  • Strategy processes
  • the process of strategic leadership
  • Mission, vision, business concept, values and goals
  • Strategic analysis
  • Reputation, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder management
  • Innovation and sustainable business models
  • Strategic evaluations and decisions
  • Implementation and control

Learning outcome


  • of the historical development in the field
  • of the most important perspectives, theories and analysis in the field
  • of strategy processes with leadership as an important aspect
  • of the relation between innovation and strategic decisions
  • of how strategies contribute to sustainable value creation.
  • of the state of the art in the field of strategy


  • to be able to carry out internal and external analysis and actively participate in strategy development.
  • to be able to make good, sustainable decisions through consideration of different strategic alternatives.
  • to be able to find, evaluate and use relevant litareture sources.

General competence:

  • to understand strategy as a management tool
  • to understand, communicate and discuss strategic terms, challenges, choices and consequences.
  • to develop an analytical and reflective approach to strategic leadership

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, open discussion, exercises, group work and compulsory work. Lectures will be in Norwegian. The compulsory work may include obligatory attendance(es). Details on compulsory work is given at the start of the semester. Previously approved mandatory assignments are valid for later examinations.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

There is no re-take exam for home exams. This is in accordance with the Regulations on studies at NTNU.

Required previous knowledge

The same as for the study program.

Course materials

Fjeldstad, Ø og R. Lunnan (2022) Strategi, 2.utgave. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget

Erichesen, M, Solberg, F. og T. Stiklestad (2022) Ledelse i små og mellomstore virksomheter. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget

Additionally, collected articles will be presented at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business


Examination arrangement: Group Based Off-campus Exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Group Based Off-campus Exam 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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