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Strategic Management

Provided by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMBx)
3–5 hours
per week, for 5 weeks

$150 USD for graded exams and assignments, plus a certificate

Learn how a manager or CEO develops a business strategy, including analyzing the market and creating competitive advantage.

Start Date:

Before you start

  • No prerequisites.
Course opens: Aug 8, 2019
Course ends: Feb 5, 2020

What you will learn

  • Industry and competitive analysis
  • Resource and competency analysis
  • Analysing strategy across corporate and business levels
Week 1: Introduction to Strategic Management Week 2: Analyzing the External Environment Week 3: Analyzing the Internal Environment Week 4: Competitive Positioning Week 5: Managing the Multi-business Firm


In this business and management course, you will develop a strong understanding of how firms compete by learning about important analytical approaches that underlie business strategy.

This course will show you how a business views itself in its "totality" and in the context of its environment. The course will be taught from the perspective of a manager or chief executive officer (CEO).

This course aims to equip you with a good understanding of:

  • What managing a firm strategically implies?
    • How one analyzes the industry in which a firm competes?
    • How does a firm create competitive advantage?
    • How does a firm sustain its competitive advantage?

Meet your instructors

P D Jose
Professor, Corporate Strategy and Policy
IIM Bangalore
Rejie George Pallathita
Associate Professor, Corporate Strategy and Policy
IIM Bangalore
Sai Yayavaram
Associate Professor, Corporate Strategy and Policy
IIM Bangalore

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