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Mini MBA Course Online – Business Strategy and Planning

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This course covers key topics such as Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Leadership and more. Those who are looking to enhance their managerial skills, our Mini MBA course offers insights and tools to make strategic decisions, lead teams effectively, and drive organisational success.

This Course At A Glance

  • Accredited by CPD UK
  • Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
  • Learn business fundamentals and the steps to create a business plan
  • Understand the course map matrix
  • Master frameworks and theories used by business strategists
  • Understand the critical evaluation of leadership
  • Know product diversification in business strategy
  • Understand why product differentiation is critical
  • Know competitive advantage
  • Understand Bowman’s strategic clock – strategic positioning
  • Know external strategic analysis – industry, markets, and competition
  • Understand internal strategic analysis – operations and customer management

Why Mini MBA Course right for you?

This interactive course is perfect for those who want to learn how to connect business strategy to the business plan, understand the value of strategic analysis, frameworks and theories behind business strategists. You will learn the critical valuation of leadership, understand the products and services, and product diversification in business strategy. This extensive course will educate you on competitive advantage, Bowman’s strategic clock – strategic positioning, and competitor analysis.

By the end of the course, you will have a broad knowledge of business fundamentals, competition, external strategic analysis, and internal strategic analysis.

Mini MBA Course Details

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The Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

Welcome – How to Get The Most Out of The Course

  • Learn Business Fundamentals and Create Your Own Business Plan Today
  • Getting Started – How to Use Our \Course
  • Quickfire Strategy Quiz How Much Do You Know About Your Business Strategy
  • Quickfire Strategy Quiz – My ”Answers”
  • How to Get The Most from This Course
  • Using The Course Map Matrix
  • Guide to The Course Assignments
  • Download All Course Materials Here

Business Fundamentals: Connecting Business Strategy to The Business Plan

  • Section Introduction: Connecting Business Strategy to the Business Plan
  • Business Strategy to Business Plan
  • What Do You Mean by Business Strategy
  • What is Business Plan
  • What Do We Mean by Corporate Business Strategy
  • Should You Be Creating Shareholder Value
  • Introduction to Strategic Management

The Value of Strategic Analysis

  • Section Introduction: The Value of Strategic Analysis
  • Strategic Analysis – The First Step
  • What is Strategic Analysis
  • Frameworks for Strategic Analysis
  • Strategic Analysis Frameworks Case Study: Apple

Business Fundamentals: Frameworks and Theories Business Strategists Must Know

  • Section Introduction: Frameworks and Theories Business Strategists Must Know
  • Why are these Business Models important
  • The Story of the Hedgehog and the Fox
  • Why are Management Theories Useful in Business Strategy
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Introduction to Michael Porter’s Five Forces Model
  • Lafley and Martin Five Step Strategy Model
  • The 5Cs Model
  • What is PEST or Broad Factors Analysis
  • PESTEL Analysis
  • Ansoff Matrix
  • Value Chain
  • Business Model Synthesis
  • Black Swan Events – Coronavirus

Critical Evaluation of Leadership

  • Section Introduction: Critical Evaluation of Leadership
  • Vision and Leadership – Starting at the Top
  • What Skills are We Looking for in Management
  • What is the Purpose of a Vision Statement

Products and Services and Competitive Advantage

  • Section Introduction: Products Services and Competitive Advantage
  • What do we mean by Products and Services
  • Why Product Differentiation is Critical
  • Product Diversification in Business Strategy
  • How Does Quality Management Fit into Your Business Strategy
  • What Do We Mean by Competitive Advantage
  • Bowman’s Strategic Clock – Strategic Positioning
  • Products, Services and Technology in the Business Plan

Competition – Know Your Enemy

  • Section Introduction: Competition – Know Your Enemy
  • Competitor Analysis
  • BCG Matrix
  • Competitors and Competitive Forces
  • Competitive Intensity
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Competition – Business Plan Tie In

External Strategic Analysis – Industry, Markets and Competition

  • Section Introduction: Industry, Markets and Competition
  • What do We Mean by External Strategic Analysis
  • How Does Industry Analysis Help
  • Conducting PEST or Broad Factors External Analysis
  • What are the Business and Funding Life Cycles
  • Value Chains: Connecting Companies to their External Environment
  • Addressing the Total Addressable Market (TAM)
  • Market Segmentation: Choosing Customers
  • Bargaining Power of Suppliers
  • Bargaining Power of Customers/Buyers
  • Business Plan – Industry, Markets and Competition

Internal Strategic Analysis – Operations and Customer Management

  • Section Introduction – Operations and Customer Management
  • What are Business Operations
  • Strategic Analysis with the Business Model Canvas
  • How can Corporate Structure Impact Strategy
  • Organisational Development
  • Reviewing the Operations of the Firm
  • Click and Mortar – Online Meets Offline
  • Ecommerce Business Models
  • Internal Strategic Analysis – Business Plan Tie In

Six Minute Strategist SWOT Assignment

  • Section Introduction: Six Minute Strategist SWOT Assignment

Customer Value Proposition

  • Section Introduction: Customer Value Proposition
  • Understanding The Customer Value Proposition
  • Positioning Your Firm in the Market
  • What do We Mean by a Profit Model
  • Hax’s Delta Model
  • Switching Costs and Customer Strategy
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • What is the Customer Journey
  • Customers, Customer Value and the Business Plan

Sales and Marketing Strategy

  • Section Introduction: Sales and Marketing
  • The 5 Ps of Marketing
  • How Can You Plan Your Marketing
  • Push Marketing Strategy
  • Pull Marketing Strategy
  • Understanding AIDA
  • Progressive Sequence of Nine Agreements
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Sales and Marketing in the Business Plan

Digital Business Strategy Transformation

  • Section Introduction: Digital Business Strategy Transformation
  • Why Do You Need a Digital Strategy Blueprint
  • What Skills and Assets do You need to be a Digital Entrepreneur
  • Digital Strategy Blueprint Overview
  • Digital Strategy – Customer Centric Transformation
  • Digital Strategy – Customer Experience Transformation
  • Digital Strategy – Customer Channel Transformation
  • Digital Strategy – Digital Skills Transformation
  • Digital Strategy – Tools and Resources

Understanding Financial Statements

  • Section Introduction: Understanding Financial Statements
  • Overview of Financial Statements
  • GAAP: Accruals vs Cash Accounting
  • Income Statement or Profit and Loss Account
  • Introduction to the Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Cash Flow Metrics Explained
  • Case Study – Apple Financial Statements
  • Financial Statements in the Business Plan

Finance: Strategic Financial Analysis

  • Section Introduction: Strategic Financial Analysis
  • What is Financial Analysis
  • Income Statement Profitability Ratios
  • Balance Sheet Ratio Analysis
  • Cash Flow Statement Analysis
  • Valuation Ratios

Finance: Financial Analysis – Case Study and Assignment

  • Section Introduction: Financial Analysis – Case Study and Assignment
  • Apple Inc Financial Analysis – Solution
  • Discussion of Measurements of Growth Analysis
  • Discussion of Measurements of Profitability Analysis
  • Discussion Of Trading Performance Analysis
  • Discussion of Working Capital (Liquidity and Efficiency) Analysis

Future Business Strategy Analyser Assignment

  • Section Introduction: Future Business Strategy Analyser Assignment

Goal Setting and Financial Performance

  • Section Introduction: Goal Setting and Performance Management
  • Introduction to Goal Setting
  • What Do We Mean by Smart goals
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Strategic Dashboards
  • Corporate Performance Management
  • Objectives and Key Results
  • Year-over-year Performance

Business Fundamentals: Growth Strategies

  • Section Introduction: Growth Strategies
  • Organic vs Inorganic
  • The Advantage of First Mover Advantage
  • The Importance of Scalability
  • Merger and Acquisitions Growth Strategies
  • Buy and Build Growth Strategy
  • Negative Growth- Company Recovery Strategies
  • Post Coronavirus Strategies
  • Growth Strategies Business Plan Tie In

Valuation, Funding, Exits and Returns

  • Section Introduction: Valuation, Funding, Exits and Returns
  • Valuation and Funding – A Consequence of our Business Strategy
  • How to Value a Company
  • Sources of Equity Funding
  • What is a Pre-Money Valuation
  • How to Create a Pitch Deck for Investors
  • Sources and Uses of Funds in the Business Plan
  • What is a Cap Table
  • Exit Strategies and Returns
  • Transaction Cost Management

Risk Assessment

  • Section Introduction: Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment – Strategic Plan Summary

Business Plan Synthesis

  • Section Introduction: Business Plan Synthesis
  • Business Plan Synthesis
  • Business Plan – Executive Summary
  • Business Plan – History and Background
  • Business Plan – Management Summary
  • Business Plan Appendicies
  • Key Questions Check List
  • Business Plan – Audience Targetting
  • Business Plan Refinement: Types of Businesses

Summary and Wrap-Up

  • Summary and Wrap-Up

This comprehensive Mini MBA Course Online – Business Strategy and Planning is suitable for anyone looking to improve their job prospects or aspiring to accelerate their career in this sector and wanting to gain in-depth knowledge of business administration and business management.

  • There are no academic entry requirements for this Mini MBA Course Online – Business Strategy and Planning, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
  • However, you are required to have a laptop/desktop/tablet or smartphone and a good internet connection.

This Mini MBA Course Online – Business Strategy and Planning assesses learners through multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Upon successful completion of the modules, learners must answer MCQs to complete the assessment procedure. Through the MCQs, it is measured how much a learner can grasp from each section. In the assessment pass mark is 60%.

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Endorsed Certificate from Quality Licence Scheme

Endorsed Certificate
After successfully passing the MCQ exam you will be eligible to order the Endorsed Certificate by Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Besides, it will give you a competitive advantage in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees. There is a Quality Licence Scheme endorsement fee to obtain an endorsed certificate which is £65.

Certificate of Achievement from Lead Academy

CPD Certificate
After successfully passing the MCQ exam, you will be eligible to order your certificate of achievement as proof of your new skill. You will get the CPD-accredited PDF certificate free of cost, which is included with the course. There is an additional fee to obtain a printed copy of the CPD-accredited certificate, which is £35.

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