SMF2211 - Business Strategy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Strategic leadership

Strategic theories and analyzes

Design, planning and processes

Value creation and business models

Innovation and sustainability

Learning outcome


Know of business strategy in a historical perspective

Have deep knowledge of main theories and analyzes in business strategy

Have broad knowledge about challenges and methods for strategy development in different kinds of industries

Have broad knowledge of the relations between sustainability, innovation and strategy

Have deep knowledge about business strategy's close relation to other management subjects



Can develop vision, mission, values and goals

Can do internal and external analysis of firms

Have ability to consider different alternatives and to make strategic good, sustainable decisions

Have ability to find sources for expanding own knowledge in business strategy

General competence

Are able to understand, communicate and discuss strategic topics, challenges, choices and consequences

Are able to consider and discuss dilemmas connected to sustainability and business strategy

Learning methods and activities

Forelesninger|Gruppearbeid|Obligatoriske oppgaver|Oppgaveløsning|Veiledning


Utfyllende informasjon:

Lectures, group works, exercises, tutoring and mandatory assignments.

The course may be held in Norwegian and/or English.


Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:

Two compulsory group exercises, including compulsory presentations and attendance.

Both compulsory exercises, presentations and attendances have to be approved before the student can meet for examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August.

Approved exercises are valid for re-sit examination

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:
Business Administration and Management (BØKLED)
Logistics (BLOG)
Media Management (BMI)

Course materials

Løwendahl, B og F. Wenstøp (2010) Grunnbok i strategi, Oslo: Cappelen Damm. 3. utgave 2. opplag

I tillegg kommer bokkapitler og artikler som legges ut i Blackboard


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2017-12-11 09:00 C025 - underetg. , D201 - 2.etg. , E208 - 2.etg.
  • * 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.