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Overview

Advance your strategic analysis skills in this follow-up to Foundations of Business Strategy.

In this Advanced Business Strategy offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Virginia, 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.

What Will You Learn

  • The dynamics of competition, the competitive life cycle, and strategies to survive and thrive through industry disruption
  • Internationalization strategies, how, where, and when to enter foreign markets, and foreign direct investment
  • How businesses compete across industries, the value of being in different markets, and the right degree of diversification
  • Stakeholder management and how engaging with non-capital stakeholders can create value

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description

      Approx. 10 hours to complete

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dynamic Strategy
  • International Strategy
  • Diversification Strategy
  • Stakeholder Strategy

Details on Coursera Plus:

  • Learn Anything: Explore any interest or trending topic, take prerequisites, and advance your skills
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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • Some familiarity with business is helpful, but not required.

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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