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In this capstone project course, we revisit the strategy controversy at e-Types, introduced in the first course in this specialization, Strategic Management, and further analysed in each of the subsequent courses, Strategy Formulation and Strategy Implementation. After revealing, examining, and analyzing what happened at e-Types, we turn to a new set of strategy cases that range in terms of company size, geography, and focus. For your final project, we ask YOU to apply everything you have learned in this specialization to analyze your choice of one of these four situations....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Capstone Project

If you're taking this course, you've most likely completed the three earlier courses in this specialisation, Strategic Management, Strategy Formulation, and Strategy Implementation. In this module you'll find out what happened at e-Types, the case we've used throughout the specialization to illustrate strategy concepts, and also apply the concepts to an entirely new context. You'll get to choose among several cases for your final project and this specialization, as we describe in greater detail in what follows....
Reading
7 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading
Video7 videos
The Team Denmark Decision1m
The Context of the e-Types Decision (Søren Skafte Overgaard, former CEO)7m
What Happened in TD Case (Søren Skafte Overgaard, former CEO)5m
Aftermath: A Difficult Time (Søren Skafte Overgaard, former CEO)8m
Strategy in a Creative Company (Søren Skafte Overgaard, former CEO)7m
Lessons from the e-Types case...6m
Reading1 reading
What happened10m
Week
2
Clock
2 hours to complete

Capstone Project Description

For your final project in this course, we provide you with options: Four cases, which you can read about and choose among. These cases range from large to small companies, across geographies, and span manufacturing and service businesses. Consistent with our overall theme in this specialization, all these cases about companies that compete based on innovation. For one of these -- only one -- you will create a concise recommendation of a strategy and implementation plan. To do this well, you will need to summon ideas appropriately from the earlier three courses in the specialization. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 8 min), 9 readings
Video5 videos
Description of the Case2m
Description of the Case1m
Description of the Case1m
Description of the Case1m
Reading9 readings
Written Summary of Assignment10m
Case Intro10m
The Case Assignment10m
Case Intro10m
The Case Assignment10m
Case Intro10m
The Case Assignment10m
Case Intro10m
The Case Assignment10m
Week
3
Clock
2 hours to complete

Milestone I - Formulating Strategy

Here's a chance to share your work and ideas regarding the strategic formulation part of your chosen project assignment. This is an optional peer reviewed assignment and it will not count towards the final grade, but however serves as a great opportunity to better your project before handing in the final piece. ...
Reading
1 quiz
Week
4
Clock
2 hours to complete

Milestone II - Implementation Strategy

In this module, as in the previous (3), you may share your work and ideas on part of the capstone project. Share work and ideas from you project related to areas within strategy implementation and get feedback from peers before handing in the final version of you project. Remember, this assignment is optional and wont count points towards the certificate, however its serves as great opportunity to recieve feedback that can help to improve your final project. ...
Reading
1 quiz
Clock
10 minutes to complete

Finish Up

Use this week module to finish up your assignment prepare to hand it in. Look into the courses on Strategic Management, Strategy Formulation and Strategy Implementation again to assure that you understand and apply concepts and theories correctly. ...
Reading
1 reading
Reading1 reading
Links to courses10m
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Top Reviews

By LHJun 2nd 2016

All the projects are real life cases. They are close to our life, challenging but also engaging, Doing this project makes me able to implement the theoretical frameworks in real situation.

By ESSep 7th 2016

Being in this class and specialization was a great experience to me. Great instructors with great content but I prefer a professional person judge the final assignment of capstone.

Instructors

Nicolai Pogrebnyakov

Associate Professor
Department of International Economics and Management

Marcus Møller Larsen

Assistant Professor, Strategic Management and Globalization
Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Robert Austin

Professor, Management of Creativity and Innovation
Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy

About Copenhagen Business School

Centrally located in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is one of the largest business schools in Europe with close to 23,000 students. CBS offers world-class research-based degree programs at undergraduate, graduate, and PhD levels as well as executive and other post experience programs. ...

About the Strategic Management and Innovation Specialization

This Specialization explores the evolving world of business strategy, focusing on the increasingly important roles of design, user experience, and innovation in shaping competitive advantage. You’ll learn about concepts such as goal setting, value creation, global integration, and diversification, and you’ll critique classic theories and frameworks in the context of new business realities. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll create and defend a holistic business strategy in response to a realistic case study prompt....
Strategic Management and Innovation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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