48142 - Business Strategy

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  • Teacher Cristina Boari

  • Credits 9

  • SSD SECS-P/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Business and Economics (cod. 8965)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students are able to manage strategic issues at the business level. Business definition, critical factor of success, competitive analysis, internal resources and strategic positions are discussed to define strategy in markets that can have different degrees of maturity and technology innovation.

Course contents

Business model definition

The story of Business strategy

Goals and performance

The competitive environment

Beyond industries

Internal analysys

Business strategy and competitive advantage

Competitive dynamics

Growth strategies

Strategic alliances

Innovative strategies

Strategy and social values


References will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

The course will employ different teaching methods: lectures, team-based exercises and case discussions

Erasmus students are welcome but, due to the structure of the course, they should choose Business strategy only if they are able to attend all classes.

Tutor: Andrea Lo Verso, email andreacarlo.loverso2@unibo.it

Assessment methods

Group reports, peer evaluation and written exams

Group reports, peer evaluation and written exams.

Criteria for grading:

-Identification of key problems/strategic issues

-Appropriate use of theoretical frameworks and analytical tools of the course

-Realistic, workable and well supported recommandations

-Good communication skills

The assessment grid will be as follows:

· <18 insufficient

· 18-23 sufficient

· 24-27 average/good

· 28-30 very good

· 30 cum laude excellent/outstanding

Office hours

See the website of Cristina Boari