PV237 Strategy and Leadership

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/2. 4 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Ing. Michala Kozinová (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Pitner, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Pitner, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Mon 12:00–13:50 A319
No pre-requisities are compulsory.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 19/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
- Equip student with thoughts and concepts they can build on to become world-class leaders and people managers. - Have students get close to the real-life experience in strategic decision making in a tough competitive environment via GLo-bus strategic simulation game. The students will be hired as co-managers at year 5 of a successful global company to meet a set of goals in year 11: Grow earnings per share, grow return on equity, achieve stock price gains, and maintain healthy credit and image rating. The students will thus familiarize themselves with strategic planning in the global company mastering marketing and financial cause-effect relations. - Prepare students for the challenges related to change management. - Make sure graduates can easily participate in strategic discussions by knowing the most common concepts and tools. - Forewarn is forearmed - create general awareness of decision making bias.
Learning outcomes
Students will be prepared to accept greater responsibility in our society.
  • PV237 Strategy and Leadership The course consists of 3 major blocks - Strategy, Leadership, and, since Leadership is the ability to get followed through the change, Change Management. The course delivers only as much theory as the graduates are likely to meet and need in the business world and students are encouraged to figure the theoretical concepts themselves wherever possible. The course will be delivered via lectures, workshops, brainstorming sessions and class discussion. In 2017, we will pilot global Strategic simulation game Glo-bus, where about 30 hours of students' time will be required outside of the class.
    recommended literature
  • Richard P. Rumelt (2011), The perils of bad strategy. In Mckinsey Quarterly, June (article)
  • Gary Hamel (1996), Strategy as revolution. In Harvard Business Review, July-August (article)
  • Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad (1989), Strategic Intent. In Harvard Business Review, May-June (article)
  • Henry Mintzberg (1987), Crafting Strategy. In Harvard Business Review, July-Aug (article)
  • Cynthia A. Montgomery, “The Strategist: Be the Leader your Business Needs”. Harvard Business School, 2012
Teaching methods
workshops, discussions, coaching, strategic business simulation
Assessment methods
- There will be ten in-class workshops in 2017 - students are expected to email the instructor their key take away they intend to use in real life, so 10 emails are mandatory, one after each class, within 24 hours. - There will be strategic simulation game - amazing learning experience, a one-off opportunity to try to manage big global company and see the cause and effect of decisions that concern marketing, operations, R&D, social responsibility, salaries, advertisement, etc. Expected outside of classroom commitment is 30 - 40 hours. Students can opt-out at the beginning of the term but once registered, they have to complete all related assignments (2 quizzes, 2 practice rounds and 6 decision rounds + final presentation) on time. - Student that opt-out will get reduced assignments but also reduced learning experience.
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The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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