Strategic Management

llsmg2006  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Strategic Management
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 10.0 h
Q2
Language
French
Main themes
As a top management function, business policy offers a comprehensive framework for the organization in a global economic and social prospect. It integrates management functions in a cohesive frame and enables an organization to reach its long run success through the development of a sound strategic capacity. Interdependence of the strategic, cultural and structural dimensions of the business policy. Specific topics offer opportunities to reflect on the top management function through the means of recent concepts, methods and tools in the field of business policy.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Having regard to the LO of the programme X, this activity contributes to the development and acquisition of the following LO:
  • 1. Corporate citizenship 1.1. 'Look critically ' 2. Combine knowledge 2.1. Master a core knowledge.. 2.3. Articulate the acquired knowledge from different areas of management 2.5. Articulate and apply the acquired knowledge ' 3. A scientific and pragmatic approach 3.4. Perceptively synthesize 'diagnosis ' 3.5.Produce implementable solutions' 5.1.Understand the inner workings of an organization ' 5.2.Position ... the functioning of an organization, in its ...socio-economic dimensions'
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • - By the end of the course students should have a greater understanding of some of the most important analytical tools, methods and frameworks that can be used to formulate, revise, implement and evaluate a firm's strategy.- By the end of the course students should be able to understand why some firms are more successful than others.
 
Content
With this course, students will learn the fundamental notions and analytical tools of strategic management. It will help students discover the steps of strategic management, understand how strategic decisions are made, and perceive the importance of strategy.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

- Lectures - Readings - Discussions and group-based activities - Group project
Presence is mandatory and a condition for success.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Group project (20%, marks carried over into September) and In session written final exam (80%)
Other information
Teaching Assistant: Chloé Faton
Online resources
https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=10026
Bibliography
Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes, Richard Whittington, Frédéric Fréry, Duncan Angwin, Patrick Regner, Stratégique, 12ième édition, Pearson Education 2020.
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
Si les circonstances sanitaires le permettent, l’examen sera organisé sur site, à l’université, et les notes seront calculées comme ceci :
Travail en groupe (20%, points conservés en septembre) et Examen final écrit (80%) en session
Si les circonstances sanitaires rendent difficile, préoccupante ou impossible l’organisation d’un examen sur site, à l’université, les notes seront calculées comme ceci :
Travail en groupe (20%, points conservés en septembre) et Examen final écrit en distanciel (80%) en session. En cas de seconde session, un examen oral individuel de 20mn sera organisé et portera sur l’ensemble du cours et des TP (80%).


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Management