Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONMIO022
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. MIO022 overlaps following cours/es: MIO021 and MIO201. Compulsory for: I1. Alternative for: M3. Optional for: C4, D4, E3, E3pe, F4, L4. Course coordinator: Assistant lecturer Carl-Johan Asplund, Carl_Johan.Asplund@iml.lth.se, Production Management. Recommended prerequisits: MIO012/MIOA01 Managerial Economics, Basic Course. Assessment: The examination consist of two parts: Project work (i.e. large case) which is conducted in a team (with the maximum of four students) and an individual written examination. The final grade is balanced between the written examination (60%) and the project work (40 %). Case seminars, presentation and discussion/debate of the project work are obligatory. Home page: http://www.pm.lth.se.

Aim
The course Strategic management has the theme ”Organization and management/strategy”. Within this theme the goal is to give knowledge in especially the development, planning, and methods at the strategic and tactical levels in industrial companies. This includes e.g. strategic planning, organizational structure and human resources development at the level of strategic management.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The main areas that the student shall master are:

After the course the student shall be competent to use the established concepts within the area of strategy and organization to support their understanding of Swedish and international enterprising.

Contents
The course consists of an overview of different strategy and organization schools including relevant models and key concepts. Great emphasis is put on the visualization and the integration between theory and application in different kinds of companies with a special focus on the industrial company. The assumption in the course is that the organizational structure and the systems of planning are in near correlation with the company environment and business idea. The course also focuses on the structure of the planning system where different levels of planning are considered - strategic, tactical and operational. The alignment between strategic and organizational planning at different company levels and within different areas (market, product, and organisation, economy) is an essential element of the course.

Literature
Johnson, G, Scholes, K, Whittington, D: Exploring Corporate Strategy. Prentice Hall (Latest edition).
On-line compendium including articles/links and case studies.