67731 - Strategic Management

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course focuses on the analysis of the most important theories in Strategic Management. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyse a competitive arena, to identify resources and core competences of a firm, to structure make or buy decisions, to discuss diversification choices. They will have a comprehensive view of strategic choices and tools.

Course contents

- The business model canvas

- Competitive Strategy: the Harvard school

- Competitive Strategy: the Resource-based view

- Networks, trust and economic gain

- Make or buy decisions

- Corporate Strategy


There si no text but a collection of academic and business articles. The list of readings will be made available to students during the first lesson.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures, analysis of cases, of magazine and journal articles.

Assessment methods

Written exam, with a multiple choice section and an open question/exercise. For those who cannot attend the exam, it is possible to have an oral exam on the Teams platform

Group work finalized to prepare and present a business case

Exam grades can be refused.

Grades are defined as follows

• <18 insufficient
• 18-23 sufficient
• 24-27 good
• 28-30 very good
• 30 e lode excellent

Teaching tools

Traditional lectures, analysis of cases, reading of articles, videos.

Office hours

See the website of Umberto Lago