BMGT43510 Global Strategy

Academic Year 2022/2023

The course teaches participants to manage some of the challenges and opportunities of today’s global and innovation-driven environments. Technological changes and innovation are major forces characterizing our fast-changing global businesses and therefore students aspiring to be managers or entrepreneurs need to learn how companies strategically innovate to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. A main purpose of this course is to equip students with valuable and up-to-date theoretical frameworks and practical examples to take strategic decisions in similar globally competitive contexts.
Students will learn how major innovations affect industries and global competitive dynamics, how they can be used to penetrate new countries, and how managers and entrepreneurs can deploy internal resources and capabilities and external assets to navigate changes, compete, and cooperate in business ecosystems.
Selected case studies, a relevant business simulation, and other exercises will be used to develop students’ practical competences. A guest speaker will complement some of the learnings from this course. The outlined rich set of practical approaches will be combined with weekly readings of academic papers to help students develop a rigorous foundation for their future decisions. Students will put their abilities into practice through a trimester-long group project and a final individual writing of a short paper. The module will be highly interactive due to the relevance of its content but also because students are expected to engage with the rest of the class based on their individual readings and group work activities.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students will obtain:
- valuable knowledge of theories relevant to understand innovative strategies in international contexts
- the ability to apply frameworks helping enterprise to succeed in international contexts
- the ability to understand and manage innovations as strategic leverage
- the competence to design organizations capable to operate in global markets
- the knowledge about recent innovation developments in real-life contexts
- the skill of strategic and critical thinking
- research, group work, presentation, and writing skill valuable in the business context

Indicative Module Content:

Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Strategic Management
International Business

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Final Group Project Week 12 n/a Graded No


Assignment: Final Individual Paper Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Group Class Contribution Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3 Wed 09:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 8 Wed 09:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 12 Wed 09:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 Wed 09:30 - 12:20

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