Programmes

Strategic Management

  • Summer schools
  • Department of Management
  • Application code SS-MG106
  • Starting 2019
  • Short course: Open
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

This course is an introduction to the field of Strategic Management. It covers the key concepts and theories in the field and how they can be applied to real business situations.

The main objective is to learn how to formulate and implement successful strategies that grant competitive advantage to a firm, where a strategy is a plan that guides managerial decisions. Theoretical background is founded on the “resource-based view” of the firm and its complementarity to microeconomic theory, game theory and organisational theory.

The course is illustrated with thought-provoking case studies about real companies in various industries.


Session: One
Dates: 17 June – 5 July 2019
Lecturers: Dr Lourdes Sosa and Dr Jordi Blanes i Vidal


Session: Three
Dates: 29 July – 16 August 2019
Lecturers: Dr Lourdes Sosa and Dr Jordi Blanes i Vidal


 

 

Programme details

Key facts

Level: 100 level. Read more information on levels in our FAQs

Fees:  Please see Fees and payments

Lectures: 36 hours 

Classes: 18 hours

Assessment*: One written examination and one project on strategy identification

Typical credit**: 3-4 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU)


*Assessment is optional

**You will need to check with your home institution

For more information on exams and credit, read Teaching and assessment

Prerequisites

Students will be required to participate actively in the discussions, so should be comfortable conversing in English.

If you have completed at least one year of microeconomics, you should consider applying for Corporate and Organisational Strategy instead.

Programme structure

  • The business model of the firm
  • Industry structure and strategic interactions
  • Value creation and competitive advantage
  • Strategic resources
  • Dynamic capabilities

Course outcomes

  • Efficiently structure a competitive situation amidst an excess of data
  • Use analytical reasoning to evaluate competitive scenarios
  • Critically evaluate strategic alternatives for a firm
  • Recognize competitive patterns among firms in the global economy

Teaching

LSE’s Department of Management is a  world-leading centre for research and education in business and management. Its location within a world-class social science institution at the heart of a leading global city makes it unique among other management and business schools. This position gives the Department the unparalleled capability to deliver research and education which advance the frontiers of understanding in management through an integrated view of the economic, psychological, social, political and technological contexts in which people, teams, organisations and markets operate worldwide.

Proud to be part of LSE, an institution that ranks #2 in the world for social sciences and management (QS World University Rankings 2018) and #1 in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). LSE Management currently ranks #1 in the world for thought leadership in management (QS Master's in Management Rankings 2018). The Department engages with people and organisations worldwide, across the private, public, and third sectors, who are motivated to improve the world through better understanding and practice of management.

On this three week intensive programme, you will engage with and learn from full-time lecturers from the LSE’s management faculty.

Reading materials

There is no set text for this course. Students will be given a set of photocopied materials, and will additionally be expected to make use of reading materials available electronically in the Library.

A pack of business case studies will be distributed at the beginning of the course.

*Course content, faculty and dates may be subject to change without prior notice

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