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 the course, the participant should have

  1. strengthened their proficiency in established and contemporary theories in strategic management,
  2. a deeper understanding of advanced concepts in strategic management,
  3. improved analytical strategy skills, and
  4. a deepened understanding of different empirical phenomena in strategic management.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 21.10.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jukka Luoma, Nooa Nykänen, Jukka Luoma, Nooa Nykänen

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:

    The course introduces students to advanced concepts in strategic management and fosters their skills in strategic thinking, analysis, and decision making. The course focuses on technological and institutional changes that blur industry boundaries, give rise to new methods of competition, render existing business models obsolete, and change the competitive dynamics between firms. The concepts and frameworks discussed in the course help students understand, anticipate and manage such changes. Learning methods include in-class discussions, articles, written case assignments, and presentations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Written individual assignments, groupwork, and class activity.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 25 hours, individual assignments 76 hours, group work assignment 10 h, and self-study (articles) 2 hours.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    2 Zero Hunger

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

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

    The number of students is limited. Students are given priority as follows: 1) Master s students in the Industrial Engineering and Management program, 2) Master s students in the Information Networks program for whom the course is compulsory, 3) exchange students in the Industrial Engineering and Management Master s program, and 4) other students. Please indicate your priority group in the additional information text box when registering. The priority group of selected students may be changed if there are strong reasons to do so. Please use to text box to explain why you should be accepted to the course, especially if your situation is not favored by the formal prioritization rules.