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Who should attend
- Entrepreneurs, senior executives and functional managers responsible for strategy.
- Business professionals working in strategy teams, including consultants and analysts.
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.
- Drive an immediate return on investment by leveraging the bespoke action plan created on the programme, supported by faculty expertise.
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
- Explore a framework of key themes – enabling creativity; analysing reality; creating value; managing complexity; and capturing value – empowering you to make better strategic decisions.
- Identify the issues surrounding your business challenge and use your new skills to build a bespoke action plan you can implement back at work.
- Work on international case studies: examine companies, consider their strategy, analyse their actions, and understand what works, what doesn’t, and why.
- 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.
- Explore new ways of looking at business problems, and creative ways to solve them by collaborating with ambitious, international peers.
Repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 50 business thinkers by the Thinkers50, Professor Costas Markides is recognised as one of the world’s foremost experts on strategy and innovation. An internationally acclaimed teacher and conference speaker, Professor Markides has researched the topics of s...
Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship PhD (MIT) Yiorgos Mylonadis is a Strategy expert who lectures extensively on competitive strategy, methodologies for strategic thinking, technological evolution, strategic management in a sustainable society, organisational learning, entreprene...
Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute BSc (University of Durham), PhD and MBA (Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Canada) Professor Julian Birkinshaw was ranked 39th in the 2013 Thinkers50 list of the top global management thin...
Michael holds the Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the London Business School, where he is Associate Professor of Strategy. He has held visiting appointments at Wharton, Harvard Business School, NYU- Stern, has visited Bocconi, U. of Paris and Singapore Management U...
Dr Keyvan Vakili’s research is broadly focused on understanding the factors that promote creativity and innovation at the individual, team, organisation, and industry levels, using a variety of experimental and quasi-experimental designs, quantitative data methods and textual analysis. He is cur...
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