Strategic Management


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Strategic management is a special discipline that is increasingly prioritised in private, public and voluntary organisations. Strategic management focuses on the relationship between the organisation and the environment.

The objective of the module is to give the student insight into the strategic level, where the student – by means of strategic processes – will work to identify strategic challenges and prepare action plans that are prioritised, communicated and implemented. This is often referred to as strategy formulation and implementation. The point of departure will be state-of-the-art theory as well as more recent perspectives on strategic management.

Learning objectives


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • key theoretical approaches to strategic management.
  • theoretical and practical advantages as well as disadvantages of using different theoretical perspectives, methods and approaches to a key issue within strategic management.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the the necessary skills in:

  • understanding and explaining key theoretical aspects of strategic management.
  • selecting relevant and key methods to study strategic management from a theoretical and practical perspective.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • translating knowledge and abilities for the purpose of being part of processes in relation to strategic management on a professional, interdisciplinary and professional basis.
  • mastering knowledge and abilities necessary to be able to argue on a scientific basis within strategic management when addressing different target groups.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examStrategic Management
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Group examination with max. 6 students.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStrategisk ledelse
Module codeKAORS202012
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities