Maintaining a competitive advantage takes more than great timing or a single solution. Sustainable advantage requires a well-designed and well-executed strategy. This course was created to give you the tools and frameworks you need to develop and execute a successful strategy.
Individual course: $199
Course duration: 6 weeks total
Time commitment: 3-4 hours each week
Experience level: Intermediate
Learning partner: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
You’ll learn how to evaluate your own strategy, as well as how to locate sources of potential competitive advantage from a perspective that encompasses the internal, external, and dynamic fit of your strategy.
You’ll also learn how to enhance your ability to assess the strategic impact of the moves of your competitors and how to maintain competitive advantage, understand the general drivers that create and sustain competitive advantage, and how to identify organizational barriers to change.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
Assess and redesign your current strategy and develop plans for effective implementation to give your firm a competitive advantage
Evaluate your strategic environment in the present and future
Identify the differences between organizational effectiveness and strategic positioning
Map core and supporting activities of your firm and how they interact with each other
Locate organizational barriers to strategy implementation and organizational change
Engage in a strategic planning process that works
Familiarity with basic business concepts
This is a graduate level course
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education.
With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually; and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.