Set the Right Strategy with BCG Matrix

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Explain and compute the various components that makes up the framework

Use the spreadsheet to analyze and visualize the framework for easy understanding

Apply the model to determine your strategic direction and effective allocation of resources

Clock2 Hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will be able to formulate your corporate strategy with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix. BCG matrix is a strategic decision-making framework that helps in resource allocation among different strategic business units (SBUs) by categorizing them based on their ability to generate cash inflows against cash outflows. The matrix classifies business portfolio into four categories based on industry attractiveness (growth rate of that industry), and competitive position (relative market share). The growth vs share model provides an indication of which products an organization should invest in, those they should develop, and the ones they should get rid of. The framework is a simple but powerful tool for maximizing corporate competitiveness, and sustainability by allowing them to strike the right balance between exploitation and exploration. To demonstrate the application of the BCG matrix, we will use a spreadsheet to analyze an energy services company that has five Strategic Business Units (SBUs). The example of the case study would empower you to use the model to analyze your company or any other company of your choice. The project is for business leaders who want formulate their corporate strategy with the goal of effective resource allocation. Also, for strategist who are interested in helping organization in making informed strategic decisions. At the end of the project, you will be able to use the BCG Matrix for long-term corporate strategic planning, and make effective investment decisions with your resources

Skills you will develop

  • Corporate strategy
  • Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Explain the BCG Matrix

  2. Compute the unit of analysis of the framework

  3. Continue with computing the unit of analysis of the framework

  4. Chart the market share and growth rate

  5. Design the four quadrants of the model

  6. Make strategic decisions with the results of the analysis

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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