BMPA5052 - Strategic Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
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, 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, 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

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

COMPULSORY WORK REQUIREMENTS. Submission of project outline for the project assignment and presentation of the project assignment in connection with a teaching module which must be approved before the candidate can prepare for the examination.
Project sketch and presentation individually or in groups of 2 people.

COMPULSORY WORK REQUIREMENTS: To be able to sit for the exam, 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. 15 pages. The project assignment counts 100% of the grade in the course. NEW EVALUATION OF NON-FAILED AND DEFERRED ASSESSMENT: Will be held during November 2020.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 01.01.2018
MPA751 7.5 01.01.2018
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Version: A
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 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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