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CS20A0303 Strategic Improvement of Operations, 6 cr 
Code CS20A0303  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Strategic Improvement of Operations  Abbreviation Strategic Impro 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
ClassCourse   
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Teachers
Name
Petra Pekkanen 

Description by Study Guide
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period 
Teaching Language  Finnish 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Petra Pekkanen

 
Aims 

After completion of the course, students will be  able to: 

- plan and organize development programs in industrial organization

- plan and apply systematically the use of development methods and tools

- analyze the essential information from the organizational environment

- interpret development work as a coherent process from strategic decisions to implementation

- define different phases and content of process improvement projects

 
Contents 

- Development and analysis of strategic options

- Strategic decision-making

- Defining goals for the development program

- Planning development program

- Preparing project proposals and project plans.

 
Teaching Methods 

Lectures, seminars and group work 10 h. Case assignment 70 h. Literature and literature assignments 70 h. Altogether 150 h.

 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Literature assignments 50 %, case-report 50%.

 
Course Materials 

Article collection.

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


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