Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2017 - 18.10.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I autumn (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

(1) structure complex problems analytically and evaluate the appropriateness of the structure chosen

(2) generate strategic options as potential solutions for strategic situations; quantify the aspects of strategic challenge and the generated options; choose the appropriate options by evaluating the feasibility, quality and potential of the options using several criteria; and evaluate the quality of the options, plausibility of the quantitative analysis, and reflect on the relevance of used evaluation criteria;

(3) explicate the assumptions; identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks associated with strategic plans; identifying critical indicators to be monitored during the implementation of a chosen strategic option;

(4) present a strategic analysis and recommendation in a coherent narrative form and evaluate the persuasiveness of the narrative

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students solve Harvard-type of business cases during the course and present their recommendation to a jury. In addition, the students analyse their own case solving process and present their lessons learned to a jury. All Analyses are conducted both individually and in groups of 3 to 5 students. The course focus on strategy formulation in established organizations. Students act in a role that most resembles the role of a consultant.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mandatory attendance in seminar sessions and presentations of case solutions prepared in student teams. Individual work related to case solving

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 4 hours, Seminar sessions 15 hours, Individual work (related to case solving 58 hours), Group-work (case solving) 58 hours.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the course TU-91.135 and TU-91.2015

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=TU-E1030

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

21E00034 Strategy Process, TU-E1010 Advanced Strategic Management

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Due to limited size of the course, the priority is given to 1) students of the Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management or in Strategy, 2) students of the Strategy and Corporate Renewal minor. Please confirm that you qualify before enrolling to the course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course should be taken during the second year of the Master's studies. In particular, you should NOT take this course simultaneously with the course Advanced Strategic Management, which is a mandatory prerequisite for this course.

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