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GroupT402D14S/Business Information Technology (Tornio)
Study unitT402D38 Strategic Management, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
UnitMinerva (Kauppakatu 58) Tornio
Time of implementationSpring1/2015-2016, Spring2/2015-2016
Responsible teacherRyabov Vladimir
Other teachersLindholm Tuomo
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates18.01.2016 - 29.05.2016
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period11.01.2016 - 15.01.2016
Implementation method
Virtuality 0 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
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Description language English 

Strategic management is the art and science of formulating, implementing and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its objectives. Strategic management combines the activities of the various functional areas of a business to achieve organizational objectives. Strategic management provides overall direction to the enterprise. The main objective of this course is to familiarize students with the process of strategic management, activities associated with it (such as information gathering and analysis), and, finally, skills and abilities necessary for strategic management of an enterprise.

Assessment criteria

To pass the course students has to full fill following assessment criteria:

The student understands generally what strategic management is and why it is important. Also, the student knows some of the concepts and tools discussed in the course but (s)he has difficulties in explaining them and applying.

Pedagogical arrangements

The instruction method is based on a combination of lecturing and practical work including group work and exercises. Besides of that, the students are supposed to study at home by reading literature assigned and making homework exercises.

  1. David, Fred, 2012, Strategic Management: Concepts and CasesPaperback, 14th Edition, Pearson.
  2. Lynch, R., 2015, Strategic Management, 7th Edition, Pearson.
  3. Grant, Robert 2008. Contemporary strategy analysis. 6th Ed. Blackwell Publishing.
  4. Sabherwal, R. & Becerra-Fernandez, I. 2011. Business intelligence: practices, technologies, and management. John Wiley & Sons.
  5. Boyer, J, et al., 2010, Business Intelligence Strategy: A Practical Guide for Achieving BI Excellence, IBM Corporation.
  6. Weinman, Joe 2012. Cloudonomics: the business value of cloud computing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Introduction to strategic planning
  • Business vision and mission
  • External and internal assessment
  • Business intelligence
  • Different types of strategies
  • Implementing strategies
  • Outsourcing
  • Cloud computing: a strategic direction in IT

There will be a final examination at the end of the course, which makes 50% of the final grade. Students will have to make some practical tasks/assignments which are also assessed contributing another 50% to the grade.Both parts need to be passed to get a grade in the course. Participation is required. Students are expected to attend at least 70% of all sessions. The final grade will be one of these: 5 - excellent, 4 - very good, 3 - good, 2 - satisfactory, and 1 - sufficient.