This course provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of finance, emphasizing their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, and financial intermediation.
Get the tools you need to analyze, evaluate and recommend specific actions organizations can take to grow their value and avoid common growth pitfalls. Learn to determine how best to build value, whether by scaling existing markets, entering established markets or creating new markets through innovation and acquisitions. Apply these concepts in case studies of industry leaders JetBlue, Starbucks, Intel Corporate Venturing and Tata Motors.
Week 1: Growth through Scaling
Week 2: Growth through Entry
Week 3: Growth through Acquisition
Week 4: Growth through Innovation
Business Growth Strategy is course 3 of 5 in the Business Strategy Specialization.
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.