About this Course

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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

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What you will learn

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    Employ your toolkit to develop your comprehensive Strategic Analysis

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    Build a well-supported case recommending a specific strategic path

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    Effectively and efficiently communicate key points with executive leadership

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    Identify strategic paths the organization might pursue

Skills you will gain

Strategic AnalysisStrategic ManagementBusiness StrategyCompetitiveness

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Instructors

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Michael Lenox 

Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer
Darden School of Business
177,969 Learners
9 Courses
Image of instructor, Jared Harris

Jared Harris 

Samuel L. Slover Research Chair in Business Administration
Darden School of Business
78,398 Learners
6 Courses

Offered by

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University of Virginia

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome and Getting Started

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 34 min), 1 reading
10 videos
WIP Milestone 14m
Strategist's Toolkit: SWOT Analysis2m
Strategist's Toolkit: Competitor Analysis2m
Strategist's Toolkit: Environmental Analysis3m
Strategist's Toolkit: Five Forces Analysis4m
Strategist's Toolkit: Competitive Life Cycle Analysis3m
Strategist's Toolkit: Stakeholder Analysis4m
Strategist's Toolkit: Capabilities Analysis2m
Strategist's Toolkit: Strategy Maps4m
1 reading
Course Overview10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

WIP Milestone 1

2 hours to complete
Week
3

Week 3

9 minutes to complete

WIP Milestone 1 Peer Reviews, Start WIP Milestone 2

9 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 4 min)
1 video
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

WIP Milestone 2

2 hours to complete
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Top reviews from Business Strategy in Practice (Project-centered Course)

By DOOct 18th 2019

The hands on approach helped me to gain confidence in my ability to carry out a strategic analysis of an organization. The project forced me to thoroughly revise all the preceding 4 courses.

By JSNov 27th 2016

Unless you complete the Capstone project all the knowledge remains bookish and theoretical.\n\nIn order to learn application of knowledge or skill in action one must do the Capstone project.

About the Business Strategy Specialization

This Specialization covers both the dynamics and the global aspects of strategic management. 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 comprehensive Strategic Analysis for an existing business or a venture of your own....
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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