Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.
(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
Schedule: 09.09.2020 - 14.10.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Timo Vuori
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Timo Vuori
Contact information for the course (valid 06.08.2020-21.12.2112):
Please email Jane Seppälä (@aalto.fi) with any questions or concerns.
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
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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
Mandatory attendance in seminar sessions and presentations of case solutions prepared in student teams. Individual work related to case solving
Lectures 4 hours, Seminar sessions 15 hours, Individual work (related to case solving 58 hours), Group-work (case solving) 58 hours.
Substitutes for Courses
Replaces the course TU-91.135 Advanced Case-seminar in Strategy, and TU-91.2015 Advanced Case-seminar in Strategy.
21E00034 Strategy Process, TU-E1010 Advanced Strategic Management
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
1 No Poverty
2 Zero Hunger
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
12 Responsible Production and Consumption
13 Climate Action
17 Partnerships for the Goals