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Strategic Management


Knyphausen-Aufseß, Dodo




Fakultät VII

Institut für Technologie und Management

37331400 FG Strategische Führung und Globales Management



H 92

Ippendorf, Niko


Learning Outcomes

The objective of this module is to instruct students in approaches of industry analysis and current problems of top management of corporations. The students shall learn how to handle these instruments themselves and how they can learn from this analysis for their future work career. With the support of industry experts, the students are taught to present professional case studies and how to stand their ground in an English discussion. Furthermore, the students should learn how to derive solutions for strategic problems, and thus how to manage the challenges with which modern management has to deal.


Part 1: "Strategic Management and Organisational Change“ Prof. Dr. Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufseß introduces to the basic concepts of strategic management. Based on the different schools of thought of strategic management, aspects of corporate strategy (diversification, role of corporate headquarters) and business strategies (industry analysis and evolution) are discussed. The course content is constantly adapted to current developments. Discussions with experts from business and consulting practice help to deepen the content and to test the academic approaches. Part 2: “Business Ecosystems” The course addresses the emerging topic of business ecosystems and digital platforms. The lecturer, Prof. Dr Ulrich Pidun, is partner and director at Boston Consulting Group and fellow at the BCG Henderson Institute (BCG’s think tank). He has researched business ecosystems over the last four years and published more than 20 papers and a book on the topic. The course covers the theoretical foundations and frameworks for understanding business ecosystems; practical approaches for designing, managing and competing with business ecosystems; and required capabilities, success factors, typical failure modes and how to avoid them. Teaching formats include lectures, student case study presentations, open discussions and an interactive business ecosystem game.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Strategic ManagementIV73 140 L 6457SoSeEnglish4

Workload and Credit Points

Strategic Management (IV):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Pre/post processing15.02.0h30.0h

Course-independent workload:

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Student presentation1.040.0h40.0h
Test preparation1.050.0h50.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

This is an integrated course consisting of lectures as well as practical parts (guest presentations from practicioners, workshops). Part 1 takes place on a weekly basis, part 2 as four block sessions. Furthermore, students will work out case studies in groups and present them in class. Through discussing relevant topics participants are introduced to reading scientific texts.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Previous participation in our bachelor module „Grundlagen des Strategischen und Internationalen Managements“ or comparable courses.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Student presentation (group performance)40oral30 min (per group)
Written test (individual performance)60written60 min

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

Please log-in to our ISIS course, accessible in April. Further registration information available on ISIS and in the syllabus.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable


Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available
Additional information:
The slides are provided on ISIS on a weekly basis.



Recommended literature
No recommended literature given

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
ICT Innovation (M. Sc.)11SoSe 2023SoSe 2023
Information Systems Management (Wirtschaftsinformatik) (M. Sc.)11SoSe 2023SoSe 2023
Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability (M. Sc.)11SoSe 2023SoSe 2023
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (M. Sc.)11SoSe 2023SoSe 2023
Wirtschaftsmathematik (M. Sc.)11SoSe 2023SoSe 2023

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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