Time: 3 May – 31 August 2021
Place: Xamk Learn – digital learning environment
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 200
Target group: All that are interested in the topic
Required previous skills: None
Lecturer: Mrs Maria Kangasniemi-Haapala


Credited in degree: All Bachelor level degrees at Xamk
Enrolment by: 19 April 2021
Price: Free of charge

Please notice, that
! Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses !

Learning outcomes:
Strategic management is the ongoing planning, monitoring, analysis and assessment of all that is necessary for a company or an organization to meet its goals and objectives. Changes in the business environment require companies or organizations to constantly assess their strategies for success and successfull competitiveness.

• Student knows basic information about mission, vision, values and strategy.
• Student knows basic elements about strategic thinking.
• Student can analyze companies' and organisations' strategy.

Contents and methods:
•The basic concepts of strategic management.
• Mission statement, values and vision.
• Defining strategic objectives, policies and action plans.
• Processes and measurement of process efficiency.
• Strategic thinking.

Assignment, peer review and tests.

Student's workload is approximately 130 hours.

Study material:
Course book is available on e-learning platform: Exploring strategy – Gerry Johnson & al.
Other material gathered by the lecturer.

Assessment scale:

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
Cancellation has to be made 14 days before the course starts. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.