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MBCS02 Review and Reflection on the Literature in Business 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence
School of Management

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.


Hannu Saarijärvi, Teacher responsible

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. 167-176
  • 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.