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Bachelor 2023/2024

Project Seminar "SWOT Analysis"

Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Area of studies: Economics
When: 1 year, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Language: English
ECTS credits: 2
Contact hours: 16

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The method of "SWOT-analysis" is one of the main tools of strategic analysis, which is widely used to determine the strategic directions for the development of companies of various forms of ownership and types of activities. Also, the "SWOT-analysis" method is applicable for the strategic analysis of individual brands, products, projects, etc. The seminar provides the necessary organizational and methodological support for the implementation of the course project.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of the project seminar "SWOT-analysis" is to introduce students to a set of tools for conducting a strategic analysis of a company's activities, to train students to apply these tools to fulfil various sets of tasks, and help them to develop teamwork skills.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • to know the methodological foundations of primary and extended SWOT analysis and be able to apply the method as an analytical tool;
  • be able to independently select, systematize and critically analyze primary and secondary information on management practices, as well as apply scientific literature on topical issues of modern management;
  • be able to apply the tools of PESTEL-analysis, conduct Porter's five competitive forces analysis, identify a company's key success factors;
  • be able to conduct a high-quality and consistent primary and extended SWOT analysis and develop recomendations for strategic development for companies of various forms of ownership;
  • be able to organize teamwork, distribute responsibility, coordinate and control the work of team members;
  • be able to publicly present and defend project results.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Part 1. Introduction to the project seminar "SWOT-analysis" - 2h
  • Part 2. Analysis of the external macro environment of the company - 2 ac. hours
  • Part 3. Analysis of the external macro environment of the company - 2 ac. hours
  • Part 4. Analysis of the external microenvironment of the company, identification of KSF- 2-3 ac. hours
  • Part 5. SWOT analysis as a tool for strategic analysis - 3-4 ac. hours
  • Part 6. Effective presentations - 2 ac. hours
  • Pre-Defence - 2-4 h
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Pre-defence
    Quiz with questions from practice
  • non-blocking Quizzes with theory
    Quizzes on each theory topic (at the beginning of each lesson). There is no retake option
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.4 * Pre-defence + 0.6 * Quizzes with theory
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cornelius de Kluyver, & John A. Pearce. (2015). Strategic Management : An Executive Perspective: Vol. First edition. Business Expert Press.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Porter, M. E. (1998). Competitive Strategy : Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors (Vol. [New ed.]). New York: Free Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1964532
  • Porter, M. E., Kramer, M. R., & Magretta, J. (2014). Strategy and Competition : The Porter Collection. Harvard Business Review Press.