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Corporate strategy - Strategic work 7.5 credits

Strategiskt projektarbete
Second cycle, O7015N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Industrial Business and Management
Subject group (SCB)
Industrial Engineering and Management

Entry requirements

At least 120 credits from program in Business and Economics or 180 credits from the master program in Industrial and Management Engineering and knowledge comparable to the goals and expected outcomes of the course Innovation management (E7005N) 7,5 credits.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing the course the student should be able to:
  • Identify issues of strategic importance to a company or inventor in the early stages of dealing with a new service, product or technology.
  • Describe a strategic issue based on a deep understanding of the situation
  • Plan, organize and run a strategic analytical work together with others in a company
  • Applying innovation management, business development and strategic analysis commonly used tools and methods, individually as well as in association with others, collect, assess and analyze data sets and compiling strategic decision support for business
  • Create good advice of strategic importance for the company or inventor.

The course is organized as a consulting firm that works for clients (companies / inventors). Students are 'employees' at this company. In this position, the students should: identify and formulate issues of strategic importance to the company; plan, organize and operate a strategic analysis of the company; provide sound advice on issues of strategic importance to the company. The course consists of a theoretical part and a practical part.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, literature studies, independent work on projects and tutorials, some of which are compulsory. The course includes a business related project work and guest speakers from industry.

The course is organized as a fictitious consulting firm that works towards client where students work independently in small groups on projects with external clients. The project work is reported in a written consultant's report, which forms a basis for decision on an issue of strategic importance to the client. The project work is reported and defended even orally at a seminar.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Written and oral presentation of group assignments (U, 3, 4, 5).

Students must register to the courses themselves or contact the ETS educational administration not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This also applies to the students with a place guarantee.

David Sjödin

Literature. Valid from Spring 2012 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature will depend on the character and focus of the project. Course literature will be selected by supervisor, examiner and students.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Compulsory project workG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA10

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Head of the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 19 Feb 2010

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021