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ØKA1021/1 Strategy


Learning outcomes:

Knowledge (upon completion of the course, the student shall):

  • Describe the strategic planning process
  • Explain fundamental theories, models and analytical tools used in strategic analysis
  • Outline the main strategic choices and the generic strategies
  • Understand the various questions related to corporate social responsibilities (CSR).
  • Be familiar with current trends and newer research in the field.

Skills (upon completion of the course the student shall be able to):

  • Participate in rudimentary strategic analysis of a corporation, including evaluate strategic alternatives and give recommendations.
  • Utilize academically relevant information from a variety of sources to explain the firms’ competitive condition and the competitive environment of the industry.
  • Gain sufficient insight in problems related to ethics, environment and corporate social responsibility to be able to discuss CSR.
  • Appraise the strategy process and evaluate results beyond traditional economic measures. 

General competence (upon completion of the course the student shall be able to): 

  • Be aware of the connection between strategy and other business topics.
  • Be able to acquire knowledge in English.


The course will cover central issues and theories, among which will be:

  • Strategic planning, analysis and management.
  • Strategic thought and historic development of the field.
  • Industry analysis.
  • Analysis of resources and capabilities.
  • Integration of insight and findings from fields of accounting and finance, as well as economics.
  • Corporate social responsibility

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures, individual and group work with mandatory hand-ins and presentations, independent study. 

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

Mandatory hand-ins that must be passed in order to be allowed to take the exam. Specific form, number and other details will be announced during course start-up.  


Four hours written exam under attendance. 

(Eksamen må påregnes besvart på engelsk)

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