Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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 strategy implementation through leadership, communication, and
organizational design. We will familiarize the students with how strategy implementation is intertwined with organizational identity and culture. We will also address strategy implementation topics such as resistance to change, politics and open strategizing.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 26.10.2020 - 01.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Philip Gylfe

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Philip Gylfe

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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, routines and challenges related to strategy implementation through case
    studies, guest lectures, and group assignments.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignments and in-class activity

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 36h
    Independent work 124 h

    Total 160h (6 ects)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    21E00700 Strategy Work in Global Context

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

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

    17 Partnerships for the Goals