Helping you make the right choices

This course is all about making the right strategic choices, examining the ways in which these can be made and the means by which they can be achieved. Competitive Strategy develops a set of analytical approaches and tools to help formulate and evaluate these strategies topic by topic.
Topics covered
  • Analysis of the environment.
  • Strategies for competitive advantage.
  • The evolution of competitive advantage.
  • Vertical links and moves.
  • Horizontal links and moves.
  • International strategy.
  • Making the moves.

Sample our online resources

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Course taster

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Course development

This course is available for purchase from now and until 31 July 2021, and examinations are offered until June 2023. This course will then be phased out.

Why change? We’re in the process of moving to a new learning platform which will give you more interactive learning opportunities and newly designed courses.

'Visualise This'

We have a library of informative visual material to guide you through critical concepts. Here’s just one of them.

The full library is available through your Student Portal.