Course code AOS237

AOS237 Business Strategy

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Course responsible: Silja Marianna Korhonen-Sande, Karl Jens Fredrik Bengtsson
Teachers: Per Aksel Holving
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course will be given during the Spring semester 2019, after that during the Autumn semester.
Course frequency: The course will be given during the Spring semester 2019, after that during the Autumn semester.
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Course contents:
The central themes are strategic planning, internal and external analysis, formulation of business strategies and business models, strategies in various contexts, and strategy implementation.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge goals: After this course, the student has knowledge of

the key theoretical concepts in strategy

the key theory-based models and tools to analyze the external and internal environment of an organization

research-based decision criteria to make relevant choices in strategy formulation and implementation

the importance of strategic thinking in the different areas of the society

Competence goals

After this course, the student is able to formulate and solve strategic problems both alone and as a part of a group. The students learn to apply the key strategy models and concepts in order to

  • Find and analyze relevant information of the organization¿s external and internal environment
  • Formulate and choose between appropriate strategic alternatives based on this analysis
  • Present the solutions
Learning activities:
The students are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the theory before each lecture in order to participate in discussions and exercises in the classroom. The literature for each lecture is given in the lecture plan. The students apply the theories on cases at class during the lectures and in the mandatory assignments.
Teaching support:
The students will receive feedback  in connection with the lectures and mandatory activities. 
The students will be informed about the syllabus at Canvas before the course starts.
AOS120, AOS130, BUS100. It is expected that the participants are able to read text book, cases and articles in English. 
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Two mandatory assignments (group work) that are graded passed/ failed and must be passed before the student can participate in the final exam. The mandatory activities are valid only for one semester. 
Written individual exam (3,5 hrs), 100% of the grade.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
3-5 hours lectures and seminars per week. In addition group work related to mandatory activities.
The course will be given during the Spring semester 2019, after that during the Autumn semester.
An external examiner will assess the curriculum and questions for the exam, and principles for evaluation.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått