Formulating Business Strategy

BPP Professional Education
Course summary
6 hours
634 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
Next available date: 04/10/2021 - London
Professional Training

Course description

Formulating Business Strategy

Range of strategies to consider – organisation, division, department, brand, competitive, development, marketing, sales, internal (structure, values, people, technology etc), financial.

Overarching simplified strategy model/process:


  • Where are we? – realistic and effective assessment of our current situation
  • Where do we want to get to? – desired destination / mission / vision / articulation of intention
  • Route from here to there – development of strategies
  • Monitoring, adaptation and discarding of on-going strategies
  • Emergent strategies


Start with the end in mind – evaluating and articulating our ‘desired destination’. How this desired destination drives everything in the business. Developing relevant business goals.

Evaluation of the ‘internal’ side – 2 models – the ‘building blocks of business’ and ‘the organisational culture model’ – getting the ‘inside’ in order – people, finance, technology, marketing – the aspects within our control.

Measuring marketing strategy effectiveness.

Evaluation of the ‘external side’ – 2 models – ‘Competitive mapping’ and ‘RADAR’.

Strategies to increase brand value and brand strength.

How to do SWOT properly – so that it adds value and drives strategic decision making.

Approaches to threats – proactive and reactive.

Summary and personal action points

Suitability - Who should attend?

CFOs, CEOs, senior executives, Function of Department leaders with responsibility for business or departmental strategy.

Good strategic thinking is at a premium in business. This course will provide participants with a template, valuable tools, insights and tips for the development of good business strategy.

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Learning outcomes:

Develop a good appreciation of a strategic process which is simple to use and utterly practical.

Learn some strategic evaluation and analysis tools for both the ‘internal;’ and ‘external’ sides of the business.

Appreciate the need for ‘joined up’ strategy where the whole business is aiming at the same destination.

Consider brand strengthening strategies.

Consider the available range of threat mitigation strategies.

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BPP Professional Education

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