Strategic Management in Manufacturing Industries

7.5 credits

Today's dynamic manufacturing environment demands certain skills to create and keep competitive advantage. This course is about manufacturing firms' strategic management, where both new and established methods and tools within strategy planning, implementation and evaluation are being used. By means of case studies, where students will go through each step in the strategic management process in a manufacturing firm, students get an understanding and a direct linkage between the course literature and the actual every day work in the industry.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.