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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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MBCS02 Review and Reflection on the Literature in Business 5 ECTS
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Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence

Learning outcomes

By the conclusion of this course, a student will be expected to be able to demonstrate an ability to analyze and synthesize the literature in the field of business competence. S/he can read, reflect, discuss and respond to the texts critically and with the maturity of thought.


The purpose of this course is to familiarize a student in the field of business competence with the seminal and current readings. It also provides the student with an opportunity to strengthen her/his theoretical knowledge in greater depth and breadth. This will be achieved by conducting a review and reflection on the selected literature.

Modes of study

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


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials


  • Johnson, G., Scholes, K., and Whittington, R. (2008): Exploring Corporate Strategy. 8th edition. Pearson
  • Collis, D.J. and Rukstad, M.G. (2008), ”Can You Say What Your Strategy Is?”, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 87 No. 4, pp. 1-9
  • Kaplan, R.S. and Norton, D.P. (2000), ”Having Trouble with Your Strategy? Then Map It”, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 78 No. 5, pp. 167-17
  • Kotter. J. (2007), ”Leading Change. Why Transformation Efforts Fail”, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 85 No. 1, pp. 96-103

Further information

Book exam to be taken using the electronic exam service "Tenttis": https://tenttis.uta.fi
Please, register for the electronic exam and read the exam instructions carefully.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management