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A310A0201 External Resource Management, 6 cr 
Code A310A0201  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name External Resource Management  Abbreviation External Resour 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta

The number of participants is limited to 60. Students of Supply Management program (MSM) have first priority to participate. This course is only for master's level students including exchange students.


M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus.Adm.) Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen


Upon completion of the course, students will know the main elements of supply strategies and be able to develop supply strategies in different contexts. Students will be able to analyze supplier relationships and will understand the role of supply management in value creation. Students will recognize and are able to utilize the main theoretical perspectives of supply management. After completing the course, students will be able to
1. analyze and categorize the supply base
2. develop and apply strategies for managing supplier relationships
3. understand the role of supplier networks and business relationships in value creation
4. apply and justify theoretical perspectives of supply management.


The elements of supply strategy, supplier relationship management, value creation by utilizing an external supplier network. Theories of supply management.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 10 h, simulation 3 h, class presentations 2 h. Preparation for lectures and simulation 7 h. Case company assignment, company interviews, written reports and preparation of presentations 60 h, 4th period. Independent reading assignments, preparation for exam and written exam 78 h. Total workload for student 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points, written exam 60%, written assignment 40%, simulation pass/fail. All assignments must be passed to obtain the final grade.

Course Materials 

1. Selection of journal articles. 2. Lecture materials. 3. Assigned reading.


Bachelor's studies. A310A0101 Strategic Supply Management.

For exchange students: B.Sc. studies related to operations management, supply chain management, supply management or similar.



Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  External Resource Management  COURSE  Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen 
02.03.20 -17.04.20 -

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