Credits: 6

Schedule: 10.09.2018 - 16.10.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Philip Gylfe

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Farah Kodeih

E3.28 Arkadia

By appointment

Philip Gylfe

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period I (2018-2019), Töölö campus
Period I (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course provides students with the basic understanding of the processes
and practices through which strategy is implemented in organizations. Students will learn the basic
principles for facilitating strategic implementation through leadership, communications, and
organizational design. We will familiarize the students with typical strategy processes and the
variety of organizational roles involved in strategy implementation in multinational corporations
and smaller entrepreneurial firms. We will also address the barriers and obstacles that may hinder
strategic implementation, including resistance to change and politics.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course familiarizes the students with the practice and implementation of strategy in
multinational corporations and smaller entrepreneurial firms. The students will gain a realistic
perspective to practices and routines and challenges related to strategy implementation through case
studies, guest lectures, and group assignments.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignments 100%

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

course is graded based on classroom participation and activity, individual
pre-assignments, group assignments, and a final case analysis. The weighs of
different criteria are indicated below:


1. Individual pre-assignments (30%)

2. Group assignments (40%) (13.33+13.33+13.33)

3. Activity and participation (10%)

4. Final assignment (20%)


note that session participation is rated on active and useful engagement that
contributes to collective learning and not only presence at the sessions.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 36h
Independent work 124 h

Total 160h (6 ects)

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Individual pre-assignments

have four (4) individual pre-assignments during the course. These involve
analyzing pre-assigned readings and answering given questions. Questions are
listed under the mycourses Turnitin box. Upload your assignments on MyCourses
on the due date at 13.14 pm latest. Our submission system uses TurnITin
plagarism control. Name the document in the following way: LastnameFirstname_pre
#1 (#2, #3 etc.) Also remember to put your name on the document. The maximum
length of each assignment is 500 words. References not included in word count.

Use Times New Roman Font 12. Please
also make sure that you organize your assignment by the three questions provided.
The three questions provided act as the subheadings in your assignment and should be bolded and underlined.

Group assignments

Working in team is an essential part in
management education. There will be three required assignments related to one
case study. The three assignments correspond to the course contents, and should
be submitted as three short Powerpoint slideshow files (please check the due
dates in the following table, more detail will be provided later).

Final case analysis

The final group assignment is a project in
which the students assess the strategic management at one case company and
provide suggested changes for strategy implementation. The final report with
recommendations is returned at the end of the course as a written report.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Collection of articles and book chapters (to be announced in the syllabus)

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 


Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

21E00700 Strategy Work in Global Context

It is possible to include only one of these courses to the Master's degree.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Any basic course on strategic management course (e.g. TU-91.1011 Principles of Strategic Management or 21C00100)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Students must attend the first lecture to ensure their place on the course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A maximum of 75 students will be admitted.

Students in Management and Management and International Business -programmes have priority, others in the order of registration. Students must attend the first lecture to ensure their place on the course.

Compulsory participation in the lectures: The students are required to attend at least 9 of the 12 sessions to be able to complete the course.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 1st session 10.09: Introduction
2nd session 11.09: Case study and exercises
3rd session 17.09: Strategic leadership
4th session 18.09: Case study and exercises
5th session 24.09: Structure and design
6th session 25.09: Case study and exercises
7th session  01.10: Political processes and identity
8th session 02.10: Case study and exercises
9th session 08.10: People in strategy: the role of middle managers
10th session 09.10: Case study and exercises
11th session 15.10: Algorithmic management
12th session 16.10: Case study and exercises


Registration and further information