BMPA5052 - Strategic Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course aims to develop an understanding of strategic management and financial management in the public sector. The student should be able to identify, analyze, design and execute strategic decisions.

  • Strategic challenges and requirements for strategic management and management
  • Analysis of strategic position and strategic management opportunities
  • Strategy development, sustainable development,innovation and change
  • Strategy implementation - from ideas to strategic action

Learning outcome


Has in-depth research and experience-based knowledge of the strategic challenges the public sector in Norway faces with renewed requirements for public governance, and insight into and understanding of how such challenges can be met. Knowledge of the purpose and content of strategy and strategy processes, has knowledge of financial management in a strategic perspective, knowledge of the content and need for key analyzes, has knowledge of the value of strategy processes and strategy documents as management tools.


Should be able to see and reflect on different perspectives in the understanding of strategy, be able to explain relationships between different parts of the strategy process, and be able to develop and lead a strategy process, to be able to implement strategy, contribute to sustainable development, innovation and lead change

General knowledge:

Can apply their theoretical, methodological and experience-based knowledge and develop an analytical and reflected approach in the exercise of public governance in their own business, can contribute in the management and development of public sector enterprises by developing and directing strategic processes

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, case discussions, group work and exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Innlevering av prosjektskisse

Further on evaluation

COMPULSORY WORK REQUIREMENTS.To qualify for the final assessment, the student must have been approved compulsory work requirements. 

Examination: 70% attendance is required in the course. Project assignment individually or in groups of 2 people. The project assignment should be an independent work of a topic that is included in the subject, and should have a scope of approx. 10 pages. The project assignment counts 100% of the grade in the course. 

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Public Administration (ØAMPA3)

Required previous knowledge

The course is only available to students who have study rights at the Master of Public Administration program at NTNU

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BMPA5051 7.5 SPRING 2018
MPA751 7.5 SPRING 2018
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Version: A
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





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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