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Dec 5th 2016

Advanced Business Strategy (Coursera)

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Advance your strategic analysis skills in this follow-up to Foundations of Business Strategy. In this course, you'll learn the tools to analyze strategy across time (competitive dynamics), industries ( corporate strategy), geographies (international strategy), and institutions (non-market strategy).

We'll introduce the tools you need to complete a comprehensive evaluation and understand the strategy dynamics of an industry: Competitive Lifecycle, Internationalization and Stakeholder Analyses, and Diversification Matrices. We'll apply these tools in case studies of industry leaders Disney, Orascom Telecom Holding, Sony, and GE Healthcare India.


Advanced Business Strategy is course 2 of 5 in the Business Strategy Specialisation.

This Specialization covers both the dynamics and the global aspects of strategic management. With cases drawn from leading companies like Disney, Microsoft and Zappos, you'll learn how to evaluate industry evolution, build and sustain competitive advantage, formulate and assess business strategies, and align efforts to organizational strategy. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills by creating a complete strategic plan for an existing business or a venture of your own. Top-rated Capstone Projects will be reviewed by Professors Michael J. Lenox and Jared D. Harris and as many as 50 top Specialists in Business Strategy will have their application fees to Darden waived.