Credits: 6

Schedule: 28.10.2019 - 04.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Nina Granqvist
Oona Hilkamo

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II (Fall 2018) Töölö campus
II (Fall 2019) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, the students have on the one hand gained a good understanding of the orthodox strategy process and, on the other hand, learned to embrace continuous change, see the opportunities for growth and understand different ways to carry out strategy work in a turbulent environment.The course will advance students’ skills in strategic leadership and strengthen their reflective critical thinking in strategizing issues. Furthermore, it enables the students to start building their own strategy toolkit, and even more importantly, their personal philosophy to strategizing.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Change seems to be the normal condition in organizational life. Continuously changing operating environments, competitive landscapes and legislative infrastructures, together with unpredictable shifts in customer behavior and technological development all pose strategic challenges to contemporary business organizations. To cope with these changes, organizations engage in a myriad of strategic change projects, constantly inventing and implementing new strategies, policies, and practices for carrying out their operative activities.

The course is set up as a combination of theory focused sessions, guest speakers, class discussions, case analysis and assignments. It will follow an interactive, learning oriented approach with multiple real firm and industry cases presented by and discussed with visitors from industry and consultancy firms. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pre-assignment, participation and in-class exercises, case work in groups, and reflective diary.

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

40 % Company case (group assignment)

30 % Individual assignments

20 % Outside the class exercises and reporting

10 % Active participation in sessions

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

6 cr, 160 hours

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

Classroom teaching 30 h

Preparation for classes and writing individual reports 50 h

Outside the class exercises 25 h

Groupwork 55 h

Total 160 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Readings and pre-assignments for each class session. The list of readings provided via the course webpage.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 (fail) - 5 (excellent)

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration through WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is open to CEMS students exclusively. 100% attendance in lectures is required.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

The schedule is provided in a separate course syllabus


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