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CS30A1612 Strategic Planning and Management, 6 cr 
Code CS30A1612  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Strategic Planning and Management  Abbreviation Strategic Plann 
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 

Lea Hannola 
Kirsi Kokkonen 
Nina Tura 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  B.Sc. (Tech.) 3 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  Finnish 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Lea Hannola, D.Sc. (Tech.), Associate Professor
Kirsi Kokkonen, D.Sc. (Tech.), Post-doctoral Researcher


After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • explain the concepts of strategic planning
  • utilize the strategic analysis techniques in analyzing firm external environment and firm internal performance
  • define the sources of competitive advantage
  • apply methods for creating strategic options and selection
  • explain how to organize business and how to manage strategic change
  • apply strategy formulation in practice.

Introduction to strategic planning, environmental analysis, strategic capability, methods of strategic analysis, corporate- and business level strategies, strategy implementation and follow-up, strategic change and cooperation, financial planning as a part of strategy, strategic choices.

Teaching Methods 

Period 1: Lectures and exercises 10 h, 4h workshop, independent work and reading lecture material 16 h, group work and report 30 h.
Period 2: Lectures and exercises 8 h, group work, report and seminar 38 h, essays 44 h. Total 150 h. The project work will be realized as group work.

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, essays 30 %, 3 project works (1. Strategy tools, 2. Strategy analysis, 3. Formulation of strategy) 70 %.

Course Materials 

Lecture material:
Johnson G., Scholes K. & Whittington, R. (2012 or later). Fundamentals of Strategy, Pearson Education Limited, Essex, England, 304 p.
Kamensky, Mika (2010 or later): Strateginen johtaminen, Talentum.

Other course material will be informed


Recommended: CS30A0952 Innovaatio- ja teknologiajohtamisen peruskurssi

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  No 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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