By the end of this program, you will know how to accurately assess the competition in your industry. Through lectures and case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, you will examine how other companies have created competitive advantage in a global context. You will leave the program with specific tools that you can use to make an immediate strategic impact once you return to your company or organization.
Strategic Thinking session topics include:
- Strategy Formulation and Business Planning
- Corporate Growth via Acquisitions, Mergers, and Alliances
- Creating and Sustaining a Competitive Advantage
- Strategic Audit
- Strategy under Uncertainty
Who Attends This Program
This program is designed for senior- and upper-middle-level executives who are responsible for strategy planning, implementation and business development. Executives who are moving into this role and wish to get a jump-start on the process will also benefit from this knowledge.
To extend the impact of Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer a choice of group benefits to companies sending four or more participants to this program.
Please note: at the request of the faculty, we are unable to admit strategy consultants into the program at this time.
Tuition for Philadelphia programs includes lodging and meals. Prices are subject to change. Program consultants are available to provide more information on course specifics and discuss how this program might meet your needs. Please contact them by e-mail or by phone at +1 215.898.1776.
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"The week I spent in this program was one of the more productive weeks of my career. The program is a near-perfect blend of diverse faculty, current and relevant theory, and solid fundamental strategic analysis. The tools I acquired will pay dividends for years to come."
— Shane Peery, Chief Financial Officer, Cherokee & Walker, Inc.
"A riveting learning experience, where advanced concepts and frameworks are outlined to give you powerful tools for effective strategic management."
— Eduardo Scabbia, Director, Ag Business
"The Wharton experience is one of knowledge gathering and fulfillment. The cases used in this program kept the experience real and provoked serious thought into complex issues. Based on the immeasurable return on my investment, I have already enrolled in additional programs later this year."
— Tim Hanke, Area Business Manager, Chiron BioPharmaceuticals