Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
This programme is designed for senior executives responsible for steering the future direction of their organisation.
- Entrepreneurs, senior executives and functional managers responsible for strategy.
- Business professionals working in strategy teams, including consultants and analysts.
- 10 years management experience on average
About the course
In a competitive and unpredictable world, discover how to become a master strategist who creates and captures value.
Get the tools, break the rules and make a difference
Unlock value for your organisation, and create competitive advantage by bridging the gap between strategy and innovation.
Benefits for you
- Get feedback from your peers on a strategic challenge that your organisation is currently facing.
- Use market challenges and opportunities to surmount your organisation’s biggest barriers to success.
- Identify your own personal strategic challenge and use the diverse experience of your peers to help solve it.
- Master the strategic skills to identify, create, retain and renew sources of competitive advantage.
- Implement a new range of strategy tools and frameworks and have a real impact back at work.
- Identify the key capabilities and skills needed to deliver strategic objectives.
- Benefit from our diverse learning environment to broaden your understanding of different strategic approaches.
- The Programme Team creates an environment where you work alongside experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds to tackle your own strategic challenge.
Benefits for your organisation
Gain a manager who can:
- Generate practical solutions to strategic challenges, and create sustainable competitive advantage for the future.
- Deepen your organisation’s skill set in business strategy, and understand the drivers behind competitive advantage.
- Give you tools and frameworks to create your own action plan based on knowledge you gain from our range of expert faculty and your peer group.
What you learn
- Get the tools What makes a good strategy? Use frameworks and tools to analyse situations and decisions. Define your own strategy and explore how to communicate it to those who implement it.
- Break the rules Know the common obstacles organisations face when trying to improve strategy and how to avoid them. Take your strategy further by breaking the traditional rules and exploring innovative ways to address your business challenge.
- Make a difference Examine how to take strategy further by innovating and maintaining advantage in a rapidly shifting environment. Rethink your value propositions, identify unmet customer needs, and restructure business models to add value.
How you learn
- Discuss a broad range of strategic topics around enabling creativity; analysing reality; creating value; managing complexity; and capturing value-empowering you to make better strategic decisions during active plenary sessions.
- Work in small groups to apply the frameworks and identify the issues surrounding your business challenge using your new skills to build a bespoke action plan you can implement back at work.
- Examine real-life organisations drawn from case studies and intimate knowledge from faculty professional expertise.
- Build skills and confidence in applying strategy in pressured environments.
Your learning experience
- Work with faculty throughout your learning journey to tackle a strategic challenge your business is facing.
- Learn from influential academics with real-world experience.
- Benefit from the diversity of the other experienced professionals and build valuable relationships.
London or Online
- Experience our world-class Executive Education programmes at our central London campus.
- Immerse yourself in experiential activities, collaborative group exercises and face-to-face networking opportunities with your peers, guest speakers and our world-class faculty.
- For programme iterations running in-person and online simultaneously, you’ll experience a format that bridges the gap between on-campus and virtual learning, enabling you to collaborate with your fellow participants both in London and around the world.
- Learn in the heart of London and access campus amenities.
- Bring the LBS experience to you with live virtual learning led by our world-class faculty.
- Join a dynamic virtual classroom, where you’ll be immersed in experiential activities and collaborative group work with your peers, while learning from and interacting with our leading faculty and guest speakers.
- For programmes running in-person and online simultaneously, you’ll experience a format that bridges the gap between on-campus and virtual learning, enabling you to collaborate with your fellow participants both in London and around the world.
- After completion, online participants will have the chance to join us on campus for an exclusive day of networking with classmates and insightful sessions with LBS faculty.
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