How do companies develop strategies to compete with one another to generate sustained competitive advantages? This course explores this question at both national and international levels, as well as throughout the corporate hierarchy – at the corporate, business, and functional levels of strategic analysis. We will examine the key players involved in strategy creation, as well as the phases of strategy development, including strategic vision, analysis, formulation, implementation, and evaluation. Students will approach classic models, such as 5 Forces analysis, PESTLE analysis, and the Diamond Model of National Competitive Advantage through relatable and contemporary examples.
Scheduled Class Time*
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (PDT)
*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.