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Strategic Views on Global Business

Strategic Views on Global Business

Code: IBU2LF006
Extent: 6 ECTS (162 h)
Timing: Semester 7
Language: English
Level: Joint specialisation studies
Type: Compulsory studies


Both the basic and joint professional studies as well as the specialization studies chosen by the student have been completed.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • understands the characteristics of strategic decisions and what is meant by strategy and strategic management, distinguishing them from operational management
  • understands  the strategy engagement process by all employees in the organization
  • knows strategic tools needed in successful global business
  • is able to extract accurate and clear information from multiple of obscure sources information that has a significant impact on the strategy process
  • has deepened his/her critical and holistic thinking skills needed in global business
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course contents

The purpose of this course is to deepen the students understanding of a strategy and how to apply the strategy concepts in the challenging global business context. Furthermore the course aims to integrate all of the students previous studies within a strategy context. Moreover the strategy course will be integrated to the functional specializations of the International Business programme.

  • Strategic analysis
  • Developing the strategy
  • Strategic options and choices
  • Strategy implementation

Cooperation with the business community

Guest Lectures

International dimension

  • International and global business approach to course themes and topics
  • contributions by multinational student groups
  • company cooperation

Teaching and learning methods

Multiple methods, including an online business simulation game

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)

If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet. .

Teachers with the main responsibility of the course

Pertti Tilli
Jari Luomakoski

Course material

Johnson, Whittington, Scholes 2011. Exploring strategy. 9th edition. Pearson Education.
Lynch, R.2009. Strategic Management. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Assessment criteria

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Active participation in course activities (contact sessions, team work, cases)

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.