Checking date: 24/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Strategic Management
Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 401 - Estudio: 207)

Coordinating teacher: NIETO SANCHEZ, MARIA JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


- To offer the concepts, frameworks and techniques needed to make decisions in the field of strategic management. - To understand corporate governance aspects and their impact on the objectives and strategies. To understand the role of stakeholders. - To know the environmental analysis and industry analysis (industry attractiveness) identifying key sucess factors. - To examine the role of resources and capabilities in strategy formulation (specially, the role of human resources as source of competitive advantage). - To examine the emergence and sustainibility of competitive advantage. - To know the sources of competitive advantages - To understand the competitive strategy and its evolution over the industry life cicle
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Strategic management: strategies and business model Business objectives and value creation. Corporate governance. External analysis. Internal analysis. Sources of competitive advantage The competitive advantage. Business strategies and industry evolution.
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical sessions, discussion of case studies, final project.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Grant, R. E.. Contemporary Strategic Analysis. John Wiley and Sons. 2013
  • Navas López, J.E. y Guerras Martín, L.A.. Fundamentals of Strategic Management. Thompson Reuters. 2013
  • Rodríguez, A. Nieto, MJ, Fernández, Z., Revilla, A. . Manual de Creación de Empresas. Thomson-Aranzadi. 2014
Additional Bibliography
  • Rothaermel, F. T. . Strategic management. McGraw-Hill. 2023
  • Rothaermel, F. T. . Strategic management. McGraw-Hill. 2023

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.