|Module label||Corporate Strategy|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law|
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|Skills to be acquired in this module||
The goal of the course is that students are able to
- know and understand basic concepts, instruments, and theories of strategic management
- analyze company strategies by applying conceptual frameworks
- understand the advantages and disadvantages of common instruments and models and critically evaluate their applicability
- independently develop strategic options and derive recommendations for their implementation in real-life settings
The course offers a comprehensive overview of the models and instruments of strategic management. The first part of the course introduces important concept and models of strategic management and discusses their application using examples from corporate practice. Central topics that are being discussed in this context are the relation between firm strategies and competitive advantage, strategy analysis, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategies in the context of internationalization and innovation. In the second part of the course, students apply and deepen their knowledge by writing a thesis that analyzes the strategy of a specific company.
Rothaermel, F.T. (2012): Strategic Management (1. Auflage), McGraw-Hill Education, New York.
Wunder, T. (2016): Essentials of Strategic Management: Effective Formulation and Execution of Strategy (1. Auflage), Schäffer Poeschel, Stuttgart.
|Language of instruction||German|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Type of module|
|Type of course||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Exercise or tutorial||2||WiSe||28|
|Total module attendance time||56 h|
|Examination||Examination times||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
Thesis to be handed in at the end of semester