Strategy

Professor in charge: Timo Vuori

Extent: 45 credits

Code: SCI3051

The Strategy specialization in Industrial Engineering and Management is closely aligned with and organized in collaboration with the Master’s Programme in Strategy at the Aalto School of Business and indeed used to be a jointly-organized stand-alone Master’s programme also at the School of Science. The ongoing role of this program is to combine the strengths of both schools in strategy and organization in a joint program.

Objectives

The goal of the Strategy major is to train and develop experts in the domain of business development in new organizations, established firms, and multinational corporations, apt to thrive and succeed in today’s constantly changing and increasingly complex business environment. In addition to analytical skills and knowledge of key ideas in business and organizations, the major is also designed to develop participants’ intercultural and interpersonal sensitivities, behaviors, attitudes as well as international connections and networks.

The learning objectives are divided into four key domains:

1. Core strategy skills

  • Ability to analyze and extract insights from information
  • Ability to craft and evaluate strategic initiatives

2. People & leadership

  • Leading and facilitating organizational changes
  • Ability to understand and participate in strategy processes

3. Organization and capabilities

  • Organizational design and structures
  • Organizing and strategy in multinational firms

4. Business environment, competition, and markets

  • Analysis of industries and business ecosystems
  • Competitor analysis and marketing strategy

Content and structure

Code

Name

Credits

Period

Year

Compulsory courses 39 credits:

Courses offered by School of Science:

TU-E1010

Advanced Strategic Management

5

I

1.  year

TU-E1030

Advanced Case-Seminar in Strategy

5

I

2.  year

TU-E1090

Research Assignment in Strategy and Venturing

5

III-V, I-II

1. year or 2. year

Courses offered by School of Business:

21E00034

Strategy Process

6

II

1.year

21E00030

Strategy Work

6

II

1.year

28E35100

Corporate Financial Management

6

I

1.year

21E00052

Data-driven Business

6

III

1. year

Optional courses 6 credits, choose from the list below:

Courses offered by School of Science, choose from the list of optional courses of majors

Courses offered by School of Business

23E21050

Marketing, Strategy and Firm Performance

6

I, V

 
OR        
23E21090 Markkinastrategia ja kilpailuosaaminen 6 I  
21E00029 Managing Mergers and Acquisitions 6 V  
21E00031 Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal 6 IV  
21E01050 Management and Strategy Making, book exam 6 I, II, V  
21E00051 Strategic Human Resource Management 6 II  
21E00902 Project Work* 6    
22E00100 Financial Statement Analysis 6 I, IV  
23E10000 Service Business Strategy 6 III  
23E87050 Meet the Stage: Public Speaking and Interaction Skills 6 II, III  
51E00100 Business Ethics 6 IV  
71E00200 Communication in Strategy Work 6 II  
75E24000 Business Presentations 3 III, V  
OR        
75E25000 Business Negotiations 3 IV, V  

*) must be approved in advance by professor in charge of major.

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