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Studiehåndbokas emner for 2016/2017:

(English)Corporate Strategy

Brief Facts:

Subject Code: ØKB2123
Department: Faculty of Technology/Business/Maritime Education
Grading Scale: A - F
Number of Credits: 7.5
Taught During: Autumn
Semester of Assessment: Autumn
Program Sequence: 2nd year of study
Language of Instruction: English
Campus: Haugesund
Required Reading (Syllabus): Go to the library's syllabus web pages

Course Contents:

Students are introduced into the topic of corporate strategy based on a thorough understanding of what strategy means in the context of corporate management.  Further, students learn about key management analysis tools and whose application to real life scenarios by the means of case studies. Subsequently, corporate strategy is looked at from a regional, national and international perspective including the notion of innovation and the formation of competitive advantage.

Learning Outcome:


The student:

  • Has a broad knowledge about core themes of corporate strategy, related processes and theoretical underpinnings
  • Understands strategic analysis tools in the context of case studies  and further examples
  • Develops a critical understanding of strategy in the context of corporate management with the objective to improve strategic decision making
  • Has the ability to develop managerial reports based on the above


The student: 

  • Can evaluate presented information in a critical manner based on the information presented in the course
  • Can apply strategic analysis tools and interpret the results of such analysis
  • Can present the results of his/her work in a concise way to a larger audience
  • Can connect local/regional/national corporate strategy topics to an international context

General Qualifications:

The student:

  • Has insights into relevant topics and issues in the context of corporate strategy
  • Can apply relevant theoretical frame works to case studies and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the results
  • Can plan and execute relevant project work in a timely fashion in the context of a group project
  • Can present and contextualize relevant information, theories and issues of the corporate strategy domain (oral and written)
  • Can discuss relevant information and topics with peers as part of the course.
  • Can connect the concept of innovation to corporate strategy and business success

Teaching Methods:

Lectures, Seminars, Case Studies

Practical information about the course:




Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Organizational theory, marketing, business management.

Compulsory assignments:

Seminars  (specified in the course plan in the semester start)

Course Examination Description:


Component NameDurationWeightSupporting Materials
Project60/100All printed and written study aids may be used
Written Exam4 hours40/100Tospråklig ordbok (Norsk-Annet/Annet-Norsk)
Reduction in Credits:
Have you already completed one or more of the courses below? If so, the credits you will receive for the course described here, ØKB2123, will be reduced by the number of credits shown in the credits column. Possible deficencies/mistakes may occur.
Course Title Course Code Credits
Corporate Strategy ØKB2119 (1)
Commercial and Business Strategy ØKB2109 (1)
Commercial and Business Strategy ØKB2106 (1)
Strategic Management ØKB018 (1)
Commercial and Business Strategy ØKB2106 (5)
Strategy SA079 (1)
Commercial and Business Strategy ØKB2018 (1)

Subject's last update: 02/15/2017 09:42

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