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Strategy (5 cr)

Code: HY00BN41-3007

General information


28.11.2022 - 04.12.2022


01.01.2023 - 31.07.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual proportion

5 op

RDI proportion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Korkeakouluyksikkö D, Tikkurila, liko


Laurea Virtual Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


40 - 100

Degree programmes

  • Complementary competence, master’s studies in English (CYJ2), Generic studies
  • Complementary competence, Master’s studies (TYJ), Generic Studies


  • Ville Saarikoski

Teacher in charge

Ville Saarikoski

Scheduling groups

  • Open UAS (Size: 15. Open UAS: 15.)


  • CYJ23KJ
    Complementary competence (master’s studies in English), K23, Generic studies
  • TYJ23KJ
    Täydentävä osaaminen (yamk-tutkinto), K23, yhteiset opinnot

Small groups

  • Open UAS

Teaching methods

The course will be online at Laurea students can access the course once registered and accepted. Campusonline students will be given, which they have to register (get password) and then access the platform.

The course will consist of five weekly meetings starting Monday February 26th 16- c17.30 (see tentative dates below). Students will be asked to conduct a literature search on strategy and to pick 10 articles and review one article to share with others. From the combined pool of articles we will choose 10, which students will read and discuss in the weekly meetings. Students will also need to complete a team task in which they design a strategy for the company they choose. A student may opt to do the task alone. Attendance in class (online meetings) will affect the final grade.

Learning materials and recommended literature

Text books as background material

Available online Lynn Richard, Corporate Strategy, fourth edition FT Prentice Hall, 2005

Available in print. Johnson, Whittingtin, Scholes Exploring Corporate Strategy. ninth edition 2011 FT Prentice Hall

Content and scheduling

In earlier classes we have discussed topics such as:
- mission statement, vision
- core competence
- strategy process
- strategy models (positioning tools)
- generic strategies /identifying strategic options
- orientations (innovation, production, customer)
- schools of thought
- culture and strategy
- implementing strategy
Note course build around students interests (explorative approach)

Grading scale