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: 01.11.2021 - 07.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Philip Gylfe, Sofia Villo

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments and in-class activity

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 36h
    Independent work 124 h

    Total 160h (6 ects)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    A maximum of 65 students will be admitted.

    Students are admitted to the course in the following priority order: 1) MIB/Global Management 2) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management/IDBM 3) Other students

    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.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

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