Academic year 2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Course code ET0096 (AF:241189 AR:130927)
Modality Frontal Lesson
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-P/08
Period 2nd Term
Course year 3
Spazio Moodle Link allo spazio del corso
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course is one of the core courses of the degree programme in Economics and management ( ). The course will introduce the basic concepts of business strategy, with a special emphasis on international strategy. The course is designed specifically not only to introduce students to key strategy concepts but also aims to help students to integrate and apply their prior learning to various business situations. The course aims to support Economics and Management programme objectives with a solid grounding in globalization and cross-functional issues.
Expected learning outcomes
The course should enable students to critically analyze concrete examples of business strategy and how firms are facing the challenges of global competition. In particular, students will be expected to be able to:
- know the fundamental principles of strategic planning;
- know the crucial theoretical frameworks apt at understanding and explaining strategy formulation and implementation,
- Knowledge and understanding of the different theoretical approaches to the study of competitive advantage.
- apply the fundamental tools and models on strategic planning;
- analyze and evaluate critically real-life company situations and develop creative solutions, using a strategic management perspective (individually and in a team setting).
- know how to frame a hypothesis and which is the most appropriate tool or model to apply;
- ability to critically evaluate the most suitable strategic options.
Basic knowledge of the theory of the firm, microeconomics, and basic management concepts will be taken for granted. Those who have not passed Principles of Management and International Accounting exam, cannot take this exam. Please consult the following page:
The course program includes presentation and discussion of the following subjects:
The Concept of Strategy
Industry Analysis
Resources and Capabilities
The Nature and Source of Competitive Advantage
Industry Evolution and Strategic Change
Technology-Based Industries and the Management of Innovation
Corporate Strategy
Global strategies
Referral texts
Foundations of Strategy, 2nd Edition
Authors: Robert M. Grant, Judith J. Jordan
ISBN: 978-1-118-91470-0
Publisher: Wiley, 2015
Chapters 1-8
Assessment methods
The assessment of the knowledge and skills acquired is through a written exam (1 hour) with 3 multiple choice questions (6p) and 3/4 open questions (24p). For students attending the course, the grade of the written test is complemented by extra-points (max. 3) earned during classroom activities.
For students not attending the course, learning achievements will be evaluated based a written exam (1 hour), which will be composed of 3 multiple choice questions (6p) and 3/4 open questions (24p).
No reading material will be allowed. The use of any tablet and mobile communication device will be forbidden.

Teaching methods
The course teaching method is based on traditional lectures, case study teaching, class discussions.
Teamworks require students to analyze real-world case studies dealing with some of the most important theoretical topics covered in the course, to collaborate to solve strategic problems proposed, and to discuss solutions in the classroom, with the aim to better understand the application of models, tools and theoretical approaches to real-world business cases.
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Further information
Online registration is COMPULSORY. In case of registration problems, students are required to contact the economic campus a reasonable number of days BEFORE the deadline.

Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion
Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments
Ca’ Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:

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