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TIØ4265 - Strategic Management

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 40/100
Written examination 60/100 3 hours A

Course content

Overview of 'schools of thought' within strategic management. The mind of the strategist. Company mission, vision and corporate social responsibility. Frameworks and methods for strategic management at the business level, the corporate level, and the network level. Forming, implementing, managing, and changing strategy. Strategic innovation. The organizational, industrial and international context for strategy. Strategy-as-Practice.

Learning outcome

The position and function of the course in the study:
The course is elective in the 4th study year, and required for several specializations, in the study program MTIØT. The course contributes to fulfilling learning outcomes 3 and 4 in the detailed overview of learning outcomes for MTIØT where "broad and sound knowledge in technological as well as administrative and economic areas" and "sound basic knowledge of the field of management" are required.

The course is required in the 1st year of the 2-year Master programme in Entrepreneurship (MIENTRE) and aims to give the students knowledge of strategic management of technology based firms which, in turn, contributes to fulfilling the learning outcomes regarding technology-based business development within established firms as well as commercialisation of technology-based innovations in newly established firms.

The course is elective, and for some specializations required, in the 1st year of the international 2-year Master programme in Project Management (MSPROMAN) and aims to give the students knowledge of strategic management which contributes to fulfilling the learning outcome regarding in-depth knowledge of economic, management and environmental aspects of project management in technological settings.

The course will provide detailed knowledge in the following areas:
- Basic knowledge of the field of strategic management and the main perspectives within this field
- Specific knowledge of perspectives, frameworks and concepts within strategic thinking as well as companies’ mission, vision and corporate social responsibility.
- Specific knowledge of perspectives, frameworks and concepts within business level strategy, corporate level strategy, and network level strategy.
- Specific knowledge of perspectives, frameworks and concepts within strategy formation, strategic change, and strategic innovation.
- Specific knowledge of perspectives on the industrial, organizational and international context in which strategic management is carried out.

The course will provide competences in:
- Analysing a company’s strategic situation, with particular emphasis on strategic analyses on the business level, the corporate level, and the network level
- Developing suggestions for change and development of a company’s strategy.

Other important learning outcomes:
- The students will, by means of a large project report written in groups, obtain training in analysing the strategic situation of a real technology based company, and in developing suggestions for change and development of the company’s strategy. Thereby, the students will also acquire experience with working in groups as well as with writing reports for a company
- The students will, by means of lectures and a written exam, be encouraged to reflect on and combine key perspectives and frameworks within the field of strategic management.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, case discussions and compulsory exercise. A written, group-based exercise is compulsory; it is to be handed in towards the end of course and counts for 40% of the grade. A written exam by the end of the course constitutes the remaining 60% of the grade. When a concrete firm is used for the written obligatory assignment, the students must formulate relevant questions for the case company, and can be required to sign a confidentiality agreement which regulates the relationship between the firm and the students in the course. The course is taught in English and exam paper is given only in English. In cases of re-examination, an oral exam may substitute the written exam.

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

Course materials

Textbook and articles. To be announced.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIS1074 7.5
SOL415 7.5 01.09.2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 60/100 A 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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