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STR 1320 Strategy II

APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
Norwegian version

STR 1320 Strategy II


Responsible for the course
Øystein Fjeldstad

Department
Department of Strategy

Term
According to study plan

ECTS Credits
7,5

Language of instruction
Norwegian

Introduction
This course builds upon Strategy I and is about strategic development and implementation. The course explores leadership, change processes, and organization as important components of the strategy process.

Learning outcome
Acquired knowledge
During the course students shall:

  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of strategy development and implementation
  • Develop an understanding of a variety of levels of analysis in considering strategic problem-solving and the ability to analyze problems using case material and examples from different organizations

Acquired skills
After the course students shall:
  • Have an understanding of “process” and “action” perspectives in strategy
  • Be able to evaluate different processes for strategy development and implementation and be able to consider strategic problems at various levels

Reflection
Students should be able to appreciate and critically reflect upon and understand strategic problems and processes, including political, power, cultural and historical dimensions of strategy


Prerequisites
The first and second year of the Bachelor’s Programme in Business and Economics and Strategy I from the third year, or equivalent.

Compulsory reading
Books:
Fjeldstad, Øystein D. og Randi Lunnan, red. 2014. Strategi. Fagbokforlaget. (Kapittel 4 og 10 - 15)

Other:
Erik Aadland. Artikkelsamling til STR 1320 Strategi II. Oversikt over artikler som inngår i artikkelsamlingen publiseres på Itslearning ved semesterstart


Recommended reading

Course outline
  • Strategy development processes
  • Strategy in action
  • Strategic leadership, culture, power and change
  • Strategy and organization

Computer-based tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Learning process and workload
The course is based on 45 hours of lectures and cases

Recommended use of hours:
Activity
Hours
Lectures and caseeassignments
45
Work on the syllabus and preparations for lectures
102
Work on exercises
20
Preparation for the examination
30
Examination
3
Total recommended use of time
200



    Examination
    A three hour individual written examination concludes the course.
    Examination code(s)
    STR 13201 - Written examination counts 100% towards the total grade in STR 1320 Strategy II, 7,5 credits.

    Examination support materials
    No support materials allowed.

    Re-sit examination
    Re-sit examination is offered every term.

    Additional information