GRA 8168 Strategy Analysis (2018/2019) - RESIT EXAMINATION

GRA 8168 Strategy Analysis (2018/2019) - RESIT EXAMINATION

Course code: 
GRA 8168
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
3
Course coordinator: 
Lars Huemer
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
EMBA Business Administration - Core Courses
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Re-sit exam
Resit exam semesters: 
2019 Autumn
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The subject of strategy is evolving rapidly, due to globalization and increasingly rapid changes in the environment in virtually all industries. This course is designed to address strategy analysis and its role in dealing with such changes.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

 

  • The intent of the Strategy Analysis module is to give students an understanding of how to conduct both external and internal strategy analyses.
  • To understand the construction of external and internal tools/frameworks
  • To understand the links between these tools and their role in the overall strategy process.
     
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • To be able to use insights from strategy analysis (e.g. trough the SWOT framework) in generating, evaluating and choosing strategic alternatives.
  • To understand the different challenges and modes of value creation characterizing manufacturing firms and different kinds of service firms.
General Competence
  • The role of strategy for firm performance
  • Approaches to Capability Development
  • To understand the dynamic and recursive nature of strategy analysis and process.
Course content
  • The history of strategic management
  • External analysis
  • Internal analysis
  • Combining external and internal analysis
  • SWOT and the strategy process
Teaching and learning activities

1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. 

Attendance to all sessions in the course is compulsory. If you have to miss part(s) of the course you must ask in advance for leave of absence. More than 25% absence in a course will require retaking the entire course. It's the student's own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class that is not included on the course homepage/ It's learning or other course materials.

The course evaluation will be based on:
1. One complex case analysis to be written individuallly (to be handed in after the module), 45%
2. One complex case analysis to be presented in groups (during the module), 30%
3. Individual oral class contribution, 25%

This is a course with continuous assessment (several exam components) and one final exam code. Each exam component will be graded using points on a scale 0 -100. The components will be weighted together according to the information in the course description in order to calculate the final letter grade for the course. Students who fail to participate in one/some/all exam components will get a lower grade or may fail the course. Candidates may be called in for an oral hearing as a verification/control of written assignments.

Specific information regarding the points system and the mapping scale beyond the information given in the course description will be provided in class. This information may be relevant for requirements for term papers or other hand-ins, and/or where class participation can be one of several elements of the overall evaluation.

The course is a part of a full Executive MBA programme and examination in all courses must be passed in order to obtain a certificate.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Granted admission to the EMBA programme. Please consult our student regulations.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA 81681
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
45No1 Semester(s)Individual One complex case analysis to be written individuallly (to be handed in after the module), counts 45% of the total grade.
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation
Exam code:
GRA 81681
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
30No -Group (3 - 8)One complex case analysis to be presented in groups (during the module), counts 30% of the total grade.
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Class participation
Exam code:
GRA 81681
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
25No -Individual Individual oral class contribution, counts 25% of the total grade.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:45
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:One complex case analysis to be written individuallly (to be handed in after the module), counts 45% of the total grade.
Exam code:GRA 81681
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Weight:30
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (3-8)
Duration: -
Comment:One complex case analysis to be presented in groups (during the module), counts 30% of the total grade.
Exam code:GRA 81681
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Class participation
Weight:25
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: -
Comment:Individual oral class contribution, counts 25% of the total grade.
Exam code:GRA 81681
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
ECTS
Total weight: 
100