Time: 28 August – 31 December 2023
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 30
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: –
Lecturer: Maria Kangasniemi-Haapala

Credited in degree at Xamk: All Master level degrees
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Complementary competence
Enrolment by: 14 August 2023

Price: EUR 12 / credit or semester fee EUR 175.

You can read more about our payment policy here.

Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded, if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

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

“The course of Strategic Management has helped me to improve my organizations efficiency, it brought proactiveness in my daily tasks as a Graphic Artist. It has made me to live up to my responsibilities of being in charge of situations as well as having sense of collaboration. With this course, I have equally improved my staff and customer satisfaction and retention.”

– Read Uka's whole story here

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Learning outcomes:
You are able to systemically organize and internalize relevant trends for strategic decision making to analyze and improve design and business strategies.
You are able to create and develop the strategy process of the company or organisation.
You are capable of utilizing design and business thinking tools in problem solving process.

Contents and methods:
How to improve own and team´s strategic thinking?
How to implement and evaluate strategy and strategy process?
How to use different kind of management tools to create a holistic approach for strategic management?

There are no teamwork and no live lectures in the course. Learning tasks are carried out during the course. No exam.

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material:
Provided by the lecturer on Learn platform.

Assessment methods and criteria:
a. to find, study, produce and evaluate critically multidisciplinary data in their field of expertise
b. to solve demanding problems in research, development and innovation
c. to evaluate different strategic approaches and justify their use in terms of management and development

Assessment scale: 1-5

Transcript of records will be delivered by email in PDF form.

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, openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can cancel your enrolment free of charge 30 days before the course starts. If you have not cancelled by the due date, we will charge the full cost of the course. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive a course invitation by email.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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