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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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KATJOS22 Business Competence 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Management and Organization
Person in charge
Senior lecturer, Management and Organisations
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies
KATSTP11 (or equivalent previous knowledge) KATSTA12 (or equivalent previous knowledge)
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2012 – 2015
KATJOS22 Business Competence 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

By the conclusion of this course, the students are expected to be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the diversity of issues and questions related to managing business organisations strategically. In addition, the students are expected to be able to understand various links and challenges between the dynamic pressures and possibilities of the global business environment and the managing of individual business organisations.


The course starts by problematising the concept of strategy and some of the fundamental axioms, in particular those related to Technology and Globalisation. After that we examine some of the key elements of modern Business strategy, namely Value creation and Value capture, Exploration and Explotation, Business Lock-in and Lock-out, Focus and Diversification, Value chains and Value networks, Industry stucture and Business model disruptions, as well as Life-cycles and Scaling-up. The course comprises of lectures and discussions focusing on the elements mentioned above, thus giving background for student group work preparations and presentations.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 21 h 0 h

This course is a part of the Master's Degree in Business Competence Program and is therefore organised every second year.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Lectures & Seminars  Participation in course work 
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Readings, preparing and presenting group assingments

Study materials

Hagel, J. III, Brown, J. & Davison, L: The Power of Pull. How small things, smartly made, can set big things in motion. Basic Books 2010.

Articles Used in Lectures/Seminars

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