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CS30A1655 Advanced Course in Strategic Management, 6 cr 
Code CS30A1655  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Advanced Course in Strategic Management  Abbreviation Advanced Course 
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 Engineering Science 

Samuli Kortelainen 

Description by Study Guide

The student who has completed the course CS30A1684SS Advanced Course in Strategic Management can not include this course into the LUT degree.


M.Sc. (Tech) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Post-Doctoral Researcher, D.Sc. (Tech.) Samuli Kortelainen


Strategic management literature is a widely research topic, that has lead to a wide and many times confusing and even contradictory literature. In order to fully understand the current state of literature, the lens needs to be first turned to the history of different strategic schools. Therefore, the course starts from the roots of strategy management and then builds a comprehensive view to the current status of strategic management literature. After the successful completion of course the student has:
1. Comprehensive picture of the current state of strategic management theory o Understanding reasoning behind different strategic management theories
2. Understanding on the limitations and restrictions in current strategic management theory and their practical implications
3. Holistic view to current new themes linking strategic management theories to other industrial management disciplines


1. Main schools of strategic management The course begins on looking at the development history of main strategic management schools, where the goal is to identify similarities and differences between different literature streams.
2. The challenges and criticism of current strategic management theories Although strategic management theories are widely applied, they are also subjected to wide range of criticism. The second part of lectures focuses on these critical aspects of strategic management.
3. Current development paths of strategic management theory Third part focuses on the various detailed development steps in strategic management literature to counter or point critical points in original theories.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 18 h, in-class room exercises 10 h, seminarwork and presentation 50 h, preparation to exam 50 h. Total 128 h. Individual 24 h exam.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Exam 50 %, exercise 50 %.

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

Yes, 10

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

This course has 1-5 places for open university students. More information on the web site for open university instructions.


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Advanced Course in Strategic Management  COURSE  Samuli Kortelainen 
07.01.20 -17.04.20 -

Upcoming exams
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