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Mini MBA – Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting

Mini MBA - Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting - Management Fundamentals for every Startup, MBA Student and CEO
John Colley MBA, MA(Cantab)
561 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Mini MBA Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting
Business Strategy Design including the Business Model Canvas, Lafley & Martin's Five Step Strategy and Hambrick and Frederickson'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 and Quizzes!
Downloadable Slide Decks covering every lecture in the Course

Welcome to this Mini MBA – Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting Course!

Are you planning on starting a Business Degree – want to get ahead?

Are you looking to get a promotion by being better trained and more valuable?

Do you aspire to starting your own business or becoming a CEO?

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

Make sure you watch the first two Preview Videos to get a comprehensive overview of this Business Strategy Course – then decide if its right for you!

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 Europes 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!

In this Course you will discover the Essential Business Strategy Consulting Topics along with Business Models and Frameworks taught in every leading MBA School:

Business Strategy Design

Business Model Canvas

Lafley and Martin’s Five Step Strategy

Hambrick and Fredrickson’s Strategy Diamond

Change Over Time: Life Cycle Models

Industry Life Cycle

Business Life Cycle

Product Life Cycle

Corporate Funding Life Cycle

External Environment Analysis PEST and PESTEL Analysis



Internal/External Analysis




Industry Analysis

Porter’s Five Forces

Porter’s Generic Strategies

Value Chain Analysis

Market Growth/Market Share

BCG Matrix

Competitive Advantage

Core Competency



ADL Matrix

Growth Strategy Options

Ansoff Product Market Mix

Organic vs Inorganic

Blue Ocean

Competitive Analysis Evaluation

Competitive Analysis Matrix

Connecting Finance and Strategy

3 Statement Integrated Financial Model

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Process

Mintzberg’s Five Configurations

Case Studies for You to Complete – with videos of my Solution for each Case Study!

Template – Case Study Exercise – Case Study Solutions

  • PESTEL – Analysis of Starbucks

  • PESTEL – Analysis of the Global Aviation Industry

  • SWOT Analysis – Amazon

  • Porter’s Five Forces – Global Airline Industry

  • BCG Matrix – Facebook

  • BCG Matrix – Apple

  • BCG Matrix – Unilever

  • Core Competency/VRIO – Apple

  • Amazon’s Growth Strategy

Every Section includes:

  • Explanation

  • Templates

  • Case Studies

  • Case Study Solutions

  • Every slide deck is available to download and review off line

There are Quizzes with every section of the course

If English is not your first language, don’t worry, I have you covered. Every lecture includes comprehensive on screen notes to help you follow and you can download a PDF of every slide deck to help you work off line!

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

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

Make sure you watch all my Free Preview Videos to get a comprehensive overview of this Business Strategy Course – then decide if its right for you!

What makes us qualified to teach you?

This is a Finance course taught by a 30+ year, Managing Director level, Investment Banker – from a practical perspective – I also have an MBA (with Distinction).


Over 101,000 students have enrolled in my Udemy courses, this is what one of them said about this course:

” I like the course and the approach of Sir John Colley. I believe I shall be able to achieve what I want through this course. I am looking forward to deeper and great understanding of the subject as this course will help me to make a career in Credit Analysis” R.R. Five Star


Our Promise

I have been teaching on Udemy since 2014 and am fully committed to it. If you have any questions about the content or anything related to any topic, you can reach out with your questions at any time and I always do my best to respond promptly

Don’t forget that this course (and all my courses) benefit from Udemy’s money back guarantee!

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions – M&A, Valuation & Selling a Company

  • Investment Banking and Finance: Why Acquisitions Really Fail

A Verifiable Certificate of Completion is presented to all students who undertake this finance course.

Enroll today to get life time access as well as lifetime updates.

As a member of my student community you can ask questions at any time and I am always excited to help you progress!

See you in the Course

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