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Mini MBA - Business Strategy Consulting
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6h 43m

Learn the basics of business strategy consulting, strategic thinking and planning, and growth strategies such as Blue Ocean.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone wanting to learn about MBA-level Business Strategy Consulting
  • Anyone seeking to apply Business Strategy concepts to their Business or in Consulting
  • Anyone studying business at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level
  • Anyone taking or considering applying for an MBA or working in Business Strategy Consulting
  • Anyone seeking to make themselves more valuable in Business and at their job
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to understand Entrepreneurship fundamentals
  • Business executives who want to grow their Business Fundamentals knowledge
  • Anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of Business Strategy Consulting

What you’ll learn: 

  • Mini MBA Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting
  • Business Strategy Design including the Business Model Canvas, Lafley and Martin’s Five Step Strategy, and Hambrick and Fredrickson’s Strategy Diamond
  • How time impacts Business Strategy – Life Cycle Models for Industry, Business, Products and Funding
  • Business Strategy of the External Environment using PEST and PESTEL Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking using Internal/External Analysis using SWOT, TOWS and SOAR Analysis
  • Michael Porter’s Industry and Competitive Analysis using Five Forces, Generic Strategies and Value Chain Analysis
  • Strategic Planning using the Boston Consulting Group BCG Growth Share Matrix
  • Entrepreneurship Fundamentals of Competitive Advantage using Core Competency, VRIO Framework, USP and the ADL Matrix
  • Business Management Growth Strategy Options using the Ansoff Product Market Matrix, Organic vs Inorganic Growth, and Blue Ocean Strategies
  • How to connect Strategy and Finance with a Three Statement Integrated Financial Model
  • Strategic Planning with Four and Six Step Processes and Mintzberg’s Five Configurations
  • Nine Cases Studies with Templates and Solutions


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

If you are looking for the most comprehensive, MBA-level Business Strategy Consulting course, you have come to the right place.

Business Strategy is a cornerstone of Business Management Consulting which you need to study and understand, but I want to make it as easy as possible for you, whether you are a Startup or a CEO!

The Business Strategy Process can be simply summarised:

  • Set Objectives
  • Company and Market Analysis
  • Strategic Option Evaluation
  • Financial Confirmation
  • Strategy Selection

We harness these key topics to help you with your Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning.

I spent two years studying Business Strategy for my MBA at City University Business School (formerly Cass) in London, one of Europe’s leading business schools. Most courses try to teach business strategy along with lots of other MBA subjects such as marketing, organisational behaviour, leadership, finance etc. This course is pure Business Strategy from formulation to implementation!

If you are looking for the most comprehensive MBA Business Strategy Training, then it’s time to take action!

Don’t delay – it’s time for you to take action and start mastering Business Strategy!

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned Management fundamentals.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Welcome To This Mini MBA Business Strategy Consulting Course!
Downloadable Course Resources 00:00:00
Welcome To This Mini MBA Business Strategy Consulting Course 00:00:00
Mini MBA Business Strategy – Executive Summary – What You Will Learn 00:00:00
Section 2 - What Is MBA-Level Business Strategy?
What Is Business Strategy? 00:00:00
Business Vision And The Mission Statement 00:00:00
The Strategy Hierarchy Within A Firm 00:00:00
Section 3 - Mini MBA: Designing Your Business Strategy - Startup Or CEO!
Introduction To Business Strategy Design 00:00:00
Business Model Design With The Business Model Canvas 00:00:00
Business Model Canvas Template 00:00:00
Lafley And Martin’s Five-Step Strategy Model 00:00:00
Hambrick And Fredrickson’s Strategy Diamond 00:00:00
Section 4 - Mini MBA: Business Strategy Over Time: Life Cycle Models
Understanding Life Cycles 00:00:00
The Industry Life Cycle 00:00:00
The Business Life Cycle 00:00:00
The Product Life Cycle 00:00:00
The Corporate Funding Life Cycle 00:00:00
Section 5 - Mini MBA: External Strategic Environment Of The Firm: PEST And PESTEL Analysis
Section Introduction: External Analysis Using Broad Factors 00:00:00
PEST Analysis 00:00:00
PESTEL Analysis 00:00:00
PESTEL Analysis Template 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: PESTEL Analysis Of Starbucks 00:00:00
Case Study Solution: PESTEL Analysis Of Starbucks 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: PESTEL Analysis Of The Global Aviation Industry 00:00:00
Case Study Solution: PESTEL Analysis Of The Global Aviation Industry 00:00:00
Section 6 - Strategic Options Arising Internal And External Analysis: SWOT, TOWS And SOAR
Strategic Options From Internal And External Analysis 00:00:00
SWOT Analysis 00:00:00
Conducting A SWOT Analysis 00:00:00
SWOT Analysis Template 00:00:00
TOWS Matrix Analysis 00:00:00
TOWS Analysis Template 00:00:00
SOAR Analysis 00:00:00
SOAR Analysis Template 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: SWOT Analysis – Amazon 00:00:00
Case Study Solution: SWOT Analysis – Amazon 00:00:00
Section 7 - Michael Porter - Industry Analysis, Generic Strategies, And Competitive Advantage
Michael Porter And Business Strategy Analysis 00:00:00
Industry Analysis And Introducing Michael Porter 00:00:00
Competitive Forces Model – Porter’s Five Forces 00:00:00
Full List Of Porter’s Five Forces Factors 00:00:00
Michael Porter’s Five Forces Template 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: Porter’s Five Forces – Global Aviation Industry 00:00:00
Case Study Solution: Porter’s Five Forces – Global Airline Industry 00:00:00
Generic Strategies And Industry Forces 00:00:00
Michael Porter’s Value Chain Analysis 00:00:00
Value Chain Analysis Template 00:00:00
Section 8 - Strategic Prioritization: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Growth Share Matrix
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix 00:00:00
BCG Matrix And The Life Cycle 00:00:00
BCG Matrix Advantages And Disadvantages 00:00:00
Adapting The BCG Matrix 00:00:00
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix Template 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: BCG Matrix – Facebook 00:00:00
Case Study Solution: BCG Matrix – Facebook 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: BCG Matrix – Apple 00:00:00
Case Study Solution: BCG Matrix – Apple 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: BCG Matrix – Unilever 00:00:00
Case Study Solution: BCG Matrix – Unilever 00:00:00
Section 9 - MBA Strategy: Building Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Competitive Advantage – Deriving Strategy From Inside The Firm 00:00:00
Core Competency 00:00:00
VRIO – Resources To Competitive Advantage 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: Core Competency – Apple 00:00:00
Case Study Solution: Core Competency – Apple 00:00:00
Defining The Unique Selling Proposition 00:00:00
ADL Matrix – Understanding Your Competitive Position 00:00:00
ADL Matrix Template 00:00:00
Section 10 - Strategy MBA: Growth Strategy Options
Ansoff Product Market Matrix – How To Grow Your Business 00:00:00
Organic Vs Inorganic Growth 00:00:00
Internal And External Growth Strategies Expanded 00:00:00
Case Study Exercise: Amazon’s Growth Strategy 00:00:00
Case Study Solution – Amazon’s Growth Strategy 00:00:00
Section 11 - Strategic Responses To Mature And Declining Markets
Blue Ocean Strategy 00:00:00
Blue Ocean Case Study – Apple 00:00:00
Comparing Red Ocean And Blue Ocean Strategies 00:00:00
How To Survive In An Over Fished Ocean 00:00:00
Section 12 - How To Create A Comparative Competitive Analysis On A Page
How To Create A Comparative Competitive Analysis On A Page 00:00:00
Section 13 - Connecting MBA Strategy And Finance With Financial Modelling
Making The Connection Between Strategy And Finance 00:00:00
What Is An Integrated Financial Model? 00:00:00
Key Drivers Of An Integrated Financial Model 00:00:00
Model Structure 00:00:00
Detailed Model Schedules 00:00:00
Chart Of Accounts 00:00:00
Financial Statement Inputs And Outputs 00:00:00
10 Steps To Building An Integrated Financial Model 00:00:00
Section 14 - Strategy MBA Implementation: Understanding The Strategic Planning Process
Summary Of The Strategic Analysis Process 00:00:00
Understanding The Strategic Planning Process 00:00:00
Four Step Strategic Management Process 00:00:00
Strategy Formulation In Six Steps 00:00:00
Mintzberg’s Five Configurations 00:00:00
Section 15 - Summary And Wrap Up - Congratulations On Completing This Strategy MBA Course!
Course Summary And Wrap Up 00:00:00

Course Review


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  1. Anonymous

    very thorough


    John does a great job of explaining concepts and how they relate to each other.