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Important for Exchange Students: As the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs utilize a modular course structure, the dates on which students begin and end the exchange are flexible. Please find here a chronological overview of the preliminary course offering for Fall and Spring.

Spring 2021  ›  Bachelor of Science  ›  Bachelor of Science - 2nd Semester  ›  General Studies

Strategic Management

The course intends to introduce students into the art of strategic thinking, make them familiar with the complexities inherent in strategic issues and with the most important methods of strategic management.

Course Code:
Prof. Dr. Bolko von Oetinger
Course Type:
BSc Course General Studies
Week Hours:
Spring 2021
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
The lecture consists of three major sections: (1) Strategic Thinking (military, business, new approaches), (2) Strategic Management (management of competitive advantage, change management, strategy process), (3) Strategic Leadership (strategic perspectives, success). The objective of the lecture is to critically question complex strategic problems. In the course, in addition to the knowledge transfer, the application is practiced in case studies with the aim of asking questions to the strategy (what else should one know in this situation in order to make a decision).
Wednesday, 03/02/2021
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Thursday, 04/02/2021
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 10/02/2021
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Thursday, 11/02/2021
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 17/02/2021
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Thursday, 18/02/2021
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Thursday, 25/02/2021
01:00 PM till 02:30 PM
critically question complex strategic problems. Learn to ask questions to the strategy
lecture discussion of reading material
Written exam
basic knowledge of business administration