Advanced Business Strategy: Gaining a Competitive Edge
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If you’ve reached an inflection point in your career where you’re making increasingly important strategic decisions and have the responsibility of implementing them, this three-day advanced strategy program will prepare you for these challenges.
This program provides you with tools and frameworks for formulating and executing a competitive business strategy. Learn how to maximize your strategic advantage and create industry disruption with a sustainable business model. Expand your ability to analyze market and cost dynamics. Gain insights that allow you to effectively realign your organization when strategy changes.
Through a carefully designed sequence of business cases, classroom discussions, presentations, and group exercises, you will learn what gives winning organizations their edge in terms of competitive strategy and organizational agility.
- Construct a competitive business strategy based on sustainable economic advantages and organizational alignment
- Analyze your business and organizational models, employing field-tested tools and techniques
- Communicate strategic business choices using language and concepts you can share to build buy-in
- Prepare for the full spectrum of strategic challenges and opportunities that leaders face
- Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
- Analyzing and designing business models
- Assessing the competitive landscape, including cracks in others’ business models
- Identifying sources of sustainable cost and differentiation advantage
- Evaluating financial footprints and the different paths to profitability
- Relating product uptake to revenue models and investment strategy
- Connecting and aligning organizational elements
- Preparing for realignment and strategic change
Who should attend
This program is ideal for:
- Senior leaders who want to gain new insights into business strategy, market dynamics, and competitive advantage
- Leaders moving into new roles where they need to anticipate the complex, interconnected implications of strategic decisions
- Strategy and finance professionals who want to expand their toolkit related to business design and dynamics