Construction companies business development 7.5 Credits

Byggföretagets organisation och affärsutveckling
Second cycle, P7008B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 2 - Present
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Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Aug 2017

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Construction Engineering and Management
Subject group (SCB)
Building Technology

Entry requirements

General knowledge business economy General knowledge construction process

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
This course is for those that in their current or future profession has or will have a leading role in the construction industry, and therefore wish to develop their knowledge of and ability to analyze factors of importance for the operations and organization of a company. After completing the course the participants will be able to contribute to business development in companies active in the construction industry.
After completing the course the student will be able to:

- identify and formulate issues relevant to construction companies short and long term business development

- acquire knowledge and apply basic concepts and theoretical models and methods to describe and analyze a company's strategic resources and capabilities, market and competitive situation

- demonstrate the ability to communicate and reflect with others about the possible development paths and business strategies

- assess and discuss the quality of other analyses of construction companys strategic resources and capabilities, market and competitive situation

- reflect on knowledge from theory and personal experience, relating to various construction companies organizations and their ability to develop innovative and competitive business strategies and business models

The course consists of a theoretical part and a practical part. The theoretical part focuses the following areas:

- Organization and business models

- Market analysis, competitor analysis and mission

- Economic analysis and evaluation

The practical part focus on application of the theoretical part in project tasks.

The course consists of seminars, guest lectures and independent study of literature as well as work independently on projects. During project's implementation tutoring sessions are offered. Some elements are mandatory, i.e. requires presence and active participation.
The course is conducted as a fictitious consulting firm that works with clients. Seminars and literature are designed to support students in the development of basic knowledge in the field needed to carry out the project tasks. The project is finally reported as a written consultant's report, which forms a basis for decision on a question of strategic importance to the client. The project is also reported and defended orally at a final seminar. There, the students also test their ability to assess and discuss the second execution and analyzes by an opposition procedure.

The examination consists of individual tasks and a group project with partial remains. The course is graded U, 3, 4, 5. The final grade for the course is controlled by the course credits that students have gathered during the course. The system is described in detail in the course description that will be distributed at the course.

Susanne Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature are decided in dialogue with the teacher / tutor in the course. Use of course library.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

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