International Industrial Management

Advanced Strategic Management

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• Basics of strategic management - strategic analysis, developing strategies, implementing strategies and strategic control (theory)
• Strategic analysis and developing strategies (case studies)
• Strategic fields of activity in corporate functional areas - selected functional strategies:
o Procurement
o Production
o Sales

Language of instruction: English

Learning outcomes

The students are able to:
• explain the importance of strategic management for a company.
• describe strategic processes incl. phases and the phases in which instruments and concepts are applicable.
• highlight the significance of strategic transformation in applying operational planning, implementation and control instruments.
• interpret strategic concepts in case studies.
• understand public perceptions of companies and the responsibility they hence bear in a global society.
• explain the influence and societal responsibility of companies on their goals, strategies and core processes.
• apply strategically relevant aspects and fields of action in ICT, based on examples, methods and tools.
• evaluate potentials and costs in utilising (specific) IT systems in an enterprise, in accordance with pre-defined methods.
• develop cost and risk management in the field of ICT with a special focus on IT security within the framework of a case study.
• analyse IT Enterprise Architecture Designs and derive critical success factors

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

• Lombriser/Aplanalp: Strategische Unternehmensführung
• Hitt/Ireland/Hoskisson: Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases
• Coulter: Strategic Management in Action
• Wincel: Lean Supply Chain Management: A Handbook for Strategic Procurement
• Tiemeyer: Handbuch IT-Management
• Buchta/Eul/Schulte-Croonenberg: Strategisches IT-Management
• Putzinger: IT für Manager
• Johannsen/Goeken: Referenzmodelle für IT-Governance

The lecturer agrees to communicate an updated list of recommended literature in accordance with the syllabus.
Harvard Business Review
Sloan Management Review

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Management Accounting/Leading with Numbers, Production and Supply Chain Optimisation

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam & continuous assessment