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LG213053 LOGS13/KVS6/LRS15 Strategy and Business Competence 4 ECTS
Organised by
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Person in charge
Juuso Töyli
Preceding studies
80 business school credit points or similar know-how.

Learning outcomes

The student understands holistically enterprise and the interdependencies of different business functions as well as the role of strategy in business management. The student understands the deep leadership framework, can prepare a business plan, and apply different management tools and techniques learned earlier in practice.


The course provides an opportunity to practice strategic thinking and management as well as leadership skills in multicultural setting. The course conveys holistic understanding of business functions and their interdependencies as well as practices to take into account the multidimensional competitive environment including variable customer needs, characteristics of market areas, the development of technology, and the actions of competitors. The students also learn teamwork under time pressure and.

The course consists of interactive lectures focusing on strategy and leadership skills through deep leadership framework as well as an intensive SIMBU business simulation game.

Teaching methods

Intensive course with obligatory participation 28 h: 2h lectures (Töyli), 6h deep leadership lecture (n.n.), and 20h intensive business game session (Töyli) (2 groups).

Modes of study

Teams of four students compete against each other in the simulation. Decisions are made in computer lab during supervised sessions. The assessment includes business plan, business game, and written de-briefing report.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4th or 5th year III and IV

Study materials

  1. Nissinen, Vesa, Deep leadership. Talentum 2006.
  2. Santalainen, Timo, Strategic thinking. 2nd ed. Talentum 2006.
  3. Case description of the virtual world
  4. Other literature indicated by the lecturer

Further information

Exact time will be informed later.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Accounting and Finance
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Finnish Study Modules
Business Japanese
Economic Sociology
Business Chinese