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.


After participating in the course, students should (1) know and have critically evaluated the most important concepts, theories and frameworks of strategic management; (2) be able to evaluate and make sense of critical business situations using these concepts, theories and frameworks, and (3) be able to propose and justify decisions and courses of action that are likely to improve or sustain business performance and lead to success, again using these concepts, theories and frameworks.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 22.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jens Schmidt

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jens Schmidt

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:

    Strategic management takes a holistic perspective on a company or business and is concerned with its overall health and performance. This course introduces students to the key concepts, theories and frameworks of strategic management and helps them apply them to business-critical situations, i.e., situations that call for understanding the reasons for (high or low) business performance and that may require concrete decisions and courses of action in order to improve or sustain business performance.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Individual and group assignments, exam


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 24h, assignments 50h, self-study and exam 60h


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    TU-91.1011 Principles of Strategic Management

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    TU-A1100 Industrial Engineering and Management 1