SMF2281F - 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

Strategy in a historical context
Strategy processes - the process of strategic leadership.
Mission, vision, business concept,values and goals.
Strategic analysis (external and internal factors)
Reputation and relations to shareholders.
Innovation and Sustainable Business Models.
Strategic evaluation and choices.
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 and 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 literature 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

Learning methods and activities

Use of digital learning platform, group- or individual exercises, supervision and compulsory work. The course is included in a part-time internet based study program. Therefore, all communication between teacher and students are organized on a digital platform where also presentations from lecturers will be available. The course may be offered in Norwegian and/or English.

About compulsory work:
One compulsory work. More information about the compulsory work is presented at the start of the semester. The compulsory work have to be approved before the student can meet for examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August.

Approved compulsory work may be valid for re-sit examination according to departement guidelines.

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, part-time (BØKLED-F)

Required previous knowledge

The same as for the study program

Course materials

Fjeldstad, Ø og R. Lunnan (2018) Strategi, 2. utgave.
Bergen: Fagbokforlaget
Erichsen, M, Solberg, F og T. Stiklestad (2018) Ledelse i små og mellomstore virksomheter,
Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.

Additinally, a collection of articles will be presented at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF2281 7.5
SMF2211F 7.5 01.09.2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D 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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