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Management & strategy III: Exploration

level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• are able to work on selected, current, scientifically relevant strategy topics.
• can independently develop models and theories on these selected topics and network with others.
• are proficient in the transfer of a self-developed theory and specific methods for its implementation.
• are competent enough to independently penetrate new strategy topics and make them applicable in an entrepreneurial way.
Management & strategy I: Fundamentals /ILV / Course no.: 03.MV.MST.1.1 / 1st semester / ECTS: 4

prerequisites and co-requisites

3rd semester: Successful completion of the course: Management & strategy I and II

course contents

• Communication of the currently most important and most-discussed strategy topics that are not yet or not sufficient-ly scientifically or practically penetrated
• Development of theories, models, methods and solutions for these current strategy topics and connection with other business-related management approaches
• First application examples and best practices for these topics
• Mutual exchange of expertise and presentation of contents and solutions

recommended or required reading

• Harvard Business Review Press, HBR`s 10 Must Reads on Strategy, Boston: HBR Press (in the current edition)
• Lynch, Richard: Strategic Management. Pearson (in the current edition)
• 1-2 current articles from professional journals

assessment methods and criteria

Term paper, presentation

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eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


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