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Mini MBA - Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting - Management Fundamentals for every Startup, MBA Student and CEO

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Apr 2021

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What you will learn

Mini MBA Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting

Business Strategy Design including the Business Model Canvas, Lafley & Martin's Five Step Strategy and Hambrick and Frederickson's Strategy Diamond

How Time Impacts Business Strategy - Life Cycle Models for Industry, Business, Products and Funding

Business Strategy of the External Environment using PEST and PESTEL Analysis

Strategic Thinking using Internal/External Analysis using SWOT, TOWS and SOAR Analysis

Michael Porter's Industry and Competitive Analysis using Five Forces, Generic Strategies and Value Chain Analysis

Strategic Planning using the Boston Consulting Group BCG Growth Share Matrix

Entrepreneurship Fundamentals of Competitive Advantage using Core Competency, VRIO Framework, USP and the ADL Matrix

Business Management Growth Strategy Options using the Ansoff Product Market Matrix, Organic vs Inorganic Growth and Blue Ocean Strategies

How to connect Strategy and Finance with a Three Statement Integrated Financial Model

Strategic Planning with Four and Six Step Processes and Mintzberg's Five Configurations

Nine Cases Studies with Templates and Solutions and Quizzes!

Downloadable Slide Decks covering every lecture in the Course


Description

Welcome to this Mini MBA - Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting Course!

Are you planning on starting a Business Degree - want to get ahead?

Are you looking to get a promotion by being better trained and more valuable?

Do you aspire to starting your own business or becoming a CEO?


If you are looking for the most comprehensive, MBA level Business Strategy Consulting Course on Udemy you have come to the right place.

Make sure you watch the first two Preview Videos to get a comprehensive overview of this Business Strategy Course - then decide if its right for you!


Business Strategy is a cornerstone of Business Management Consulting which you need to study and understand, but I want to make it as easy as possible for you, whether you are a Startup or a CEO!

The Business Strategy Process can be simply summarised:

  • Set Objectives

  • Company and Market Analysis

  • Strategic Option Evaluation

  • Financial Confirmation

  • Strategy Selection

We harness these key topics to help you with your Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning.

I spent two years studying Business Strategy for my MBA at City University Business School (formerly Cass) in London, one of Europes leading business schools. Most courses try to teach business strategy along with lots of other MBA subjects such as marketing, organisational behaviour, leadership, finance etc. This course is pure Business Strategy from formulation to implementation!


In this Course you will discover the Essential Business Strategy Consulting Topics along with Business Models and Frameworks taught in every leading MBA School:

Business Strategy Design

Business Model Canvas

Lafley and Martin's Five Step Strategy

Hambrick and Fredrickson's Strategy Diamond

Change Over Time: Life Cycle Models

Industry Life Cycle

Business Life Cycle

Product Life Cycle

Corporate Funding Life Cycle

External Environment Analysis PEST and PESTEL Analysis

PEST

PESTEL

Internal/External Analysis

SWOT

TOWS

SOAR

Industry Analysis

Porter's Five Forces

Porter's Generic Strategies

Value Chain Analysis

Market Growth/Market Share

BCG Matrix

Competitive Advantage

Core Competency

VRIO

USP

ADL Matrix

Growth Strategy Options

Ansoff Product Market Mix

Organic vs Inorganic

Blue Ocean

Competitive Analysis Evaluation

Competitive Analysis Matrix

Connecting Finance and Strategy

3 Statement Integrated Financial Model

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Process

Mintzberg's Five Configurations


Case Studies for You to Complete - with videos of my Solution for each Case Study!

Template - Case Study Exercise - Case Study Solutions

  • PESTEL - Analysis of Starbucks

  • PESTEL - Analysis of the Global Aviation Industry

  • SWOT Analysis - Amazon

  • Porter's Five Forces - Global Airline Industry

  • BCG Matrix - Facebook

  • BCG Matrix - Apple

  • BCG Matrix - Unilever

  • Core Competency/VRIO - Apple

  • Amazon's Growth Strategy


Every Section includes:

  • Explanation

  • Templates

  • Case Studies

  • Case Study Solutions

  • Every slide deck is available to download and review off line

There are Quizzes with every section of the course

If English is not your first language, don't worry, I have you covered. Every lecture includes comprehensive on screen notes to help you follow and you can download a PDF of every slide deck to help you work off line!

If you are looking for the most comprehensive MBA Business Strategy Training, then its time to take action!

Don't delay - its time for you to take action and start mastering Business Strategy!


Make sure you watch all my Free Preview Videos to get a comprehensive overview of this Business Strategy Course - then decide if its right for you!

Don't forget that your enrolment is supported by Udemy's 30 day money back guarantee - you risk nothing but your time and you stand to gain so much more!


Enroll today to get life time access as well as lifetime updates.

As a member of my student community you can ask questions at any time and I am always excited to help you progress!

See you in the Course

Best regards

John


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Mini MBA - Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting

Content

Welcome to this Mini MBA Business Strategy Consulting Course!

Welcome to this Mini MBA Business Strategy Consulting Course

Mini MBA Business Strategy - Executive Summary - What you will learn

What is MBA Level Business Strategy?

What is Business Strategy?

Business Vision and the Mission Statement

The Strategy Hierarchy within a Firm

Section Quiz: What is Business Strategy?

Mini MBA: Designing Your Business Strategy - Startup or CEO!

Introduction to Business Strategy Design

Business Model Design with the Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas Template

Lafley and Martin's Five-Step Strategy Model

Hambrick and Fredrickson's Strategy Diamond

Section Quiz: Designing Your Business Strategy

Mini MBA: Business Strategy Over Time: Life Cycle Models

Understanding Life Cycles

The Industry Life Cycle

The Business Life Cycle

The Product Life Cycle

The Corporate Funding Life Cycle

Section Quiz: Life Cycle Models

Mini MBA: External Strategic Environment of the Firm: PEST and PESTEL Analysis

Section Introduction: External Analysis Using Broad Factors

PEST Analysis

PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL Analysis Template

CASE STUDY EXERCISE: PESTEL Analysis of Starbucks

CASE STUDY SOLUTION: PESTEL Analysis of Starbucks

CASE STUDY EXERCISE: PESTEL Analysis of the Global Aviation Industry

CASE STUDY SOLUTION: PESTEL Analysis of the Global Aviation Industry

Section Quiz - External Environment PEST AND PESTEL

Strategic Options arising Internal and External Analysis: SWOT, TOWS and SOAR

Strategic Options from Internal and External Analysis

SWOT Analysis

Conducting a SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis Template

TOWS Matrix Analysis

TOWS Analysis Template

SOAR

SOAR Analysis Template

CASE STUDY EXERCISE: SWOT Analysis - Amazon

CASE STUDY SOLUTION: SWOT ANALYSIS - Amazon

Section Quiz - Strategic Options from Internal and External Analysis

Michael Porter - Industry Analysis, Generic Strategies and Competitive Advantage

Michael Porter and Business Strategy Analysis

Industry Analysis and Introducing Michael Porter

Competitive Forces Model - Porter’s Five Forces

Full List of Porter’s Five Forces Factors

Michael Porter's Five Forces Template

CASE STUDY EXERCISE PORTERS FIVE FORCES Global Aviation Industry

CASE STUDY SOLUTION: Porter's Five Forces - Global Airline Industry

Generic Strategies and Industry Forces

Michael Porter's Value Chain Analysis

Value Chain Analysis Template

Section Quiz: Michael Porter Industry Analysis and Competitive Advantage

Strategic Prioritisation: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Growth Share Matrix

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix

BCG Matrix and the Life Cycle

BCG Matrix Advantages and Disadvantages

Adapting the BCG Matrix

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix Template

CASE STUDY EXERCISE: BCG Matrix - Facebook

CASE STUDY SOLUTION: BCG Matrix - Facebook

CASE STUDY EXERCISE: BCG Matrix - Apple

CASE STUDY SOLUTION: BCG Matrix - Apple

CASE STUDY EXERCISE: BCG Matrix - Unilever

CASE STUDY SOLUTION: BCG Matrix - Unilever

Section Quiz - Boston Consulting Group Growth Share Matrix

MBA Strategy: Building Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage - Deriving Strategy from Inside the Firm

Core Competency

VRIO - Resources to Competitive Advantage

CASE STUDY EXERCISE: Core Competency - Apple

CASE STUDY SOLUTION: Core Competency - Apple

Defining the Unique Selling Proposition

ADL Matrix - Understanding Your Competitive Position

ADL Matrix Template

Section Quiz: Building Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Strategy MBA: Growth Strategy Options

Ansoff Product Market Matrix - How to Grow Your Business

Organic vs Inorganic Growth

Internal and External Growth Strategies Expanded

CASE STUDY EXERCISE: Amazon's Growth Strategy

CASE STUDY SOLUTION - Amazon's Growth Strategy

Section Quiz: Growth Strategy Options

Strategic Responses to Mature and Declining Markets

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Case Study - Apple

Comparing Red Ocean and Blue Ocean Strategies

How to Survive in an Over Fished Ocean

Section Quiz: Strategic Responses to Mature and Declining Markets

How to Create a Comparative Competitive Analysis on a Page

How to Create a Comparative Competitive Analysis on a Page

Section Quiz: How to Create a Comparative Competitive Analysis on a Page

Connecting MBA Strategy and Finance with Financial Modelling

Making the Connection between Strategy and Finance

What is an Integrated Financial Model?

Key Drivers of an Integrated Financial Model

Model Structure

Detailed Model Schedules

Chart of Accounts

Financial Statement Inputs and Outputs

10 Steps to Building an Integrated Financial Model

Section Quiz: Connecting Strategy and Finance

Strategy MBA Implementation: Understanding the Strategic Planning Process

Summary of the Strategic Analysis Process

Understanding the Strategic Planning Process

Four Step Strategic Management Process

Strategy Formulation in Six Steps

Mintzberg’s Five Configurations

Section Quiz: Understanding the Strategic Planning Process

Summary and Wrap Up - Congratulations on Completing this Strategy MBA Course!

Course Summary and Wrap Up


Reviews

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Randy1 April 2021

It appears to cover a good deal of depth. I have taught business strategy and look forward to sharpening my sword a little more. So far I think this will be an excellent course for me in reviewing and learning new nuances.


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