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A320A8000 Strategies for Business Growth, 6 cr 
Code A320A8000  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Strategies for Business Growth  Abbreviation Strategies for 
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 

Mikko Pynnönen 
Luke Treves 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta

Only for students of the Master’s programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship (MIBE).


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



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Econ.) Mikko Pynnönen,
Junior researcher, M.Sc. (Econ.) Luke Treves (edit. 22.5.2019)


After completing the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and evaluate the different forms of growth and growth potential
2. Evaluate the strategies of business acceleration and business scaling-up
3. Asses, plan and apply business models for growth
4. Compare and assess strategies for business development and scaling-up
5. Analyze and apply the models and theories of business growth
6. Manage and organize the business model innovation process
7. Create and communicate the business growth strategy for stakeholders


The course introduces students to business growth. Growth models, theories and approaches on business growth are discussed on the course. Also contemporary issues of business growth like business acceleration, growth strategy, start-up business models, scaling-up and SME development are introduced and linked to existing business cases.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 18 h, 2nd period. Prior reading and assignments 112 h, essay writing 30 h. Total workload 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, Group assignments 50%, individual essay 50%.

Course Materials 

Cases and articles delivered during the course. Lecture materials.


Bachelor's degree in business (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) or equivalent.

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty) 

25, only for students in International Business and Entrepreneurship - master programme.

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


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



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