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What you will learn

  • How to connect strategic analysis to strategy execution using hypothesis testing to unearth key assumptions and assess their validity

  • Four different approaches to strategy formulation and how governance ties into effective strategy formulation

  • Use the 4A Model for effective strategy execution to ensure appropriate human and organizational resources are in place

  • Tips from industry experts for successful strategy development and execution

Skills you will gain

Strategy ImplementationStrategy FormulationBusiness StrategyBusiness hypothesis testing

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Strategy Analysis

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Strategic Analysis3m
Strategic Analysis: Steps 1-34m
Strategic Analysis: Step 45m
Strategist'sToolkit: Hypothesis Testing4m
Strategy Research8m
Strategy Analytics7m
Module Lessons1m
2 readings
Course Overview & Requirements10m
Get to Know Your Classmates in Discussion Forums10m
1 practice exercise
Strategy Analysis40m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Strategy Formulation

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 71 min)
11 videos
Strategy in Organizations7m
Strategy Formulation: The Strategic War Room7m
Strategy Formulation: Rapid Prototyping4m
Strategy Formulation: Design Thinking6m
Strategy Formulation: Business Model Canvas7m
Corporate Governance8m
The Human Factor9m
Common Strategy Execution Mistakes7m
Key Strategy Execution Questions4m
Module Lessons4m
1 practice exercise
Strategy Formulation40m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Strategy Implementation

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 88 min)
13 videos
The 4A Model of Strategy Execution7m
Introduction to Alignment6m
Achieving Alignment8m
Introduction to Ability9m
Investing in Talent9m
Introduction to Architecture6m
How Architecture Drives Performance8m
Architecture Best Practices4m
Introduction to Agility6m
Agility through Organizational Learning6m
Agility through Unity and Fluidity5m
Module Lessons2m
1 practice exercise
Strategy Implementation40m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Practical Perspectives

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 87 min)
14 videos
Shannon Smith, CEO Abundant Power2m
Byrne Murphy, DigiPlex9m
Carolyn Miles, Save the Children8m
Rick Edmunds, Strategy& PwC10m
Bob Hugin, Celgene7m
Rick Paschal, Darden '895m
Sunil Ghatnekar, The Coca-Cola Company2m
Jerry Peng, Tranlin, Inc.10m
Dean Scott Beardsley: Background2m
Dean Scott Beardsley: Perspective14m
Dean Scott Beardsley: Process6m
Dean Scott Beardsley: Advice4m
Conclusion38s

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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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