Course Descriptions 2015-2016 - CEMS Exclusive - Course Descriptions CEMS Exclusive Courses 42E00100 CEMS Core Course Strategy(6 cr Responsible teacher

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Course Descriptions CEMS Exclusive Courses 42E00100 CEMS Core Course: Strategy (6 cr) Responsible teacher: Rita Järventie-Thesleff Status of the Course: CEMS exclusive Level of the Course: Advanced studies Teaching period: 26.10.-12.12.2015 (T2) Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the students have gained a good company- and management-level understanding of global strategic management. The students will acquire an in-depth understanding of the processes, planning techniques and tools for strategic analysis, strategy formulation and implementation in a global setting. The students will also receive firsthand narratives of contemporary management practice from visiting speakers. The course will also advance students’ skills in strategic leadership and strengthen their reflective critical thinking in strategizing issues. Content: This course is set up to explore and make sense of the practice of strategic management in a global context. It focuses on the management challenges associated with developing strategies and managing operations of companies whose activities go beyond national boundaries. The course will cover various strategic approaches and necessary capabilities to identify and capitalize on new opportunities, and to inspire and engage organizational members and other stakeholders to participate. This course is set up to explore and make sense of the practice of strategic management in a global context. It focuses on the management challenges associated with developing strategies and managing operations of companies whose activities go beyond national boundaries. The course will cover various strategic approaches and necessary capabilities to identify and capitalize on new opportunities, and to inspire and engage organizational members and other stakeholders to participate. Assessment Methods and Criteria: The course is taught using a combination of lectures, individual assignments, case analysis, class discussions and outside guest speakers. It will follow a highly interactive learning oriented approach with multiple real firm and industry cases including visitors from industry, consultancy firms, and academia.
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