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You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

In nearly every market, there is competition. One way to beat your competition is with effective strategic planners. With a master's in strategy, you will learn how to format business strategies to counter competition and maintain and gain customers.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Leading Digital Strategies in a Changing Business Landscape

IESE Business School, University of Navarra - Executive Education Department: Short Focused Programs
Campus Part time 4 days June 2017 Spain Barcelona

Based on Web 2.0 research by IESE’s distinguished faculty, Leading Digital Strategies in a Changing Business Landscape is aimed at professionals seeking to enhance their organization’s innovation capabilities ... [+]

Leading Digital Strategies in a Changing Business Landscape

 

New information and communication technologies have altered the business world in fundamental ways. Blogs, online social networks, micro-blogging, mobile applications and other tools are now a central part of the online consumer experience. Today’s executives must understand the forces behind these innovations and acquire the necessary tools to develop effective digital business strategies. Moreover, they need to seize opportunities where others see obstacles.

Based on Web 2.0 research by IESE’s distinguished faculty, Leading Digital Strategies in a Changing Business Landscape is aimed at professionals seeking to enhance their organization’s innovation capabilities and heighten relationships with consumers by leveraging the power of interactive technologies.... [-]


Achieving Operational Excellence and Strategic Coherence

IESE Business School, University of Navarra - Executive Education Department: Short Focused Programs
Campus Part time 4 days February 2017 Spain Barcelona

Achieving Operational Excellence and Strategic Coherence (AOE) introduces participants to new approaches for optimizing the value-chain process. It addresses how to fully align operations with overall business strategy, and explores ... [+]

Achieving Operational Excellence and Strategic Coherence

Today more than ever companies are looking for ways to create greater efficiencies, reduce costs and boost operational performance.

Achieving Operational Excellence and Strategic Coherence (AOE) introduces participants to new approaches for optimizing the value-chain process. It addresses how to fully align operations with overall business strategy, and explores innovative ways of maximizing effectiveness in today’s global context.

Participants learn specific methods to implement new supply chain frameworks, lower costs without compromising quality and reduce working capital to generate liquidity. In addition, the program addresses operational finance and people management as integral factors in achieving operational excellence, covering topics such as managing financials in global operations, cash-to-cash cycles, leadership and change management.... [-]


The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies

IESE Business School, University of Navarra - Executive Education Department: Short Focused Programs
Campus Part time 2 days March 2017 USA Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies will change the way you think about innovation and creativity in your organization. In this highly intensive two-day program, you will learn .... [+]

The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies

The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies will change the way you think about innovation and creativity in your organization. In this highly intensive two-day program, you will learn how to progress from having isolated initiatives to forging a powerful culture of continuous innovation.

The program helps participants tap into pockets of innovation in their companies and equips them with strategies for stimulating creativity throughout the organization. It is not an introductory course on innovation.Rather, it is designed for managers who have struggled to foster innovation and experienced first hand the hard realities of driving change.... [-]


Getting Things Done

IESE Business School, University of Navarra - Executive Education Department: Short Focused Programs
Campus Part time 4 days May 2017 Spain Barcelona

Getting Things Done shows business leaders how to identify sources of power within their organizations and use this information to effectively influence others and drive strategic change... [+]

Getting Things Done

When a business strategy fails, shortcomings are often exposed – not in the strategy itself, but in the execution. The ability to “get things done” is critical for business leaders and it is the overriding factor in determining a company’s long-term success.

Getting Things Done shows business leaders how to identify sources of power within their organizations and use this information to effectively influence others and drive strategic change. Participants learn how to map an organization’s political terrain to identify individuals who are critical for diffusing a strategy-supportive culture. They acquire tools for monitoring strategy implementation over time within the context of a changing business landscape.... [-]


Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Campus Part time 1 week October 2017 USA Stanford

This program teaches you effective negotiation strategies and influence tactics for every business situation, and helps you to analyze the ethical issues that arise as you negotiate to achieve your objectives. [+]

Today's most successful business leaders rely upon negotiation and influence skills at every turn - whether to close a major business deal, recruit a key team member, or obtain scarce resources in a highly interdependent environment.

This program teaches you effective negotiation strategies and influence tactics for every business situation, and helps you to analyze the ethical issues that arise as you negotiate to achieve your objectives.

Content Overview

The comprehensive curriculum in the Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program covers negotiation skills and tactics, and also methods of dispute resolution that can be applied when negotiations break down. Topics range from the use of influence strategies in the everyday work environment to complex deal negotiations involving cultural differences, coalitions, and ethical challenges.... [-]


Executing Strategic Change in Dynamic Environments

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Campus Part time 3 days September 2017 USA Stanford

Executing Strategic Change provides business leaders with powerful frameworks and tools to translate a stated strategy into organizational action. [+]

In today's rapidly changing business environment, senior executives must be able to execute strategic action quickly. Yet behind every strategic goal lies an intricate web of complications and challenges. Leaders who recognize the need for strategic change must determine whether a particular approach is likely to be successful, and then are faced with the task of implementing the change to its conclusion.

In an intimate workshop format, this program connects senior leaders with top faculty and change practitioners to learn the art and science of executing strategic change.

Content Overview

Executing Strategic Change provides business leaders with powerful frameworks and tools to translate a stated strategy into organizational action. The program is unique in its approach since participants work in small groups to discuss and analyze their strategic change initiatives. In the process, participants perform a thorough analysis of their specific change goals and context, presenting their situations to executive peers and faculty and receiving candid feedback and advice.... [-]


Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Campus Part time 1 week September 2017 USA Stanford

Today, environmental sustainability has become an objective both in our public policies and our business strategies; these need to be understood by business executives, environmental activists, public administrators, and regulators alike. [+]

True innovators set the bar. They redefine the terms of competition and dictate the future of industries. The Stanford Center for Social Innovation introduces a pioneering new executive program for leaders in business, government, nonprofit, and political action organizations. Drawing from a multi-disciplinary curriculum designed and taught by professors at Stanford Business School, this five-day program delivers innovative approaches to advancing environmental sustainability across organizations.

Content Overview

Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability, hosted at the Stanford Sierra Conference Center, offers executives a camp-like retreat where they can explore what it means to turn sustainable business practices into competitive advantage. The program is designed to cover a range of issues on the topic of sustainability that are central to those who are leading sustainability initiatives in their roles as leaders in business, government, public agencies, and environmental advocacy organizations.... [-]


Navigating Complex Challenges

Center for Creative Leadership
Campus Part time 3 days September 2017 USA Greensboro San Diego + 1 more

This program provides leaders with the skills and strategies to tackle complex business challenges that have no clearly identified solution. [+]

The farther up the corporate ladder you are, the harder it gets.But sometimes, no matter how long you have been at it, you find a challenge before you that is more complicated than anything you have ever seen.Maybe you are a CEO in the middle of a merger - and you need to find a way to bring two cultures together. Maybe you are the head of a pharmaceutical company that is bringing a new drug to market. Or maybe you are a physician heading up a large research grant for a university.You have to bring other people into the picture to find a way.You need Navigating Complex Challenges. This program provides leaders with the skills and strategies to tackle complex business challenges that have no clearly identified solution. Over the course of 12 weeks, including three days in the classroom, you will address your own complex challenge, your leadership role in navigating the challenge, and techniques for managing the challenge within the context of your organization.... [-]


Strategic Financial Skills for the Energy Industry

Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Campus Part time 1 week September 2017 USA Dallas

The program is a concentrated, week-long course of study that begins late afternoon on Sunday and concludes at mid-afternoon on the following Friday. Most days consist of three class sessions and three small group discussions. [+]

A one-week seminar delivering a hands-on approach to mastering the essentials of the financial side of today's energy industry.The seminar draws middle- to senior-level attendees from many segments of the oil and gas industry and from a variety of functional areas within energy companies. You will meet and share ideas with executives from around the world. Much of your time during the program will be spent discussing industry issues with other program participants – in small discussion groups, in lively classroom sessions, over lunch, and in informal sessions back at the hotel.The program is a concentrated, week-long course of study that begins late afternoon on Sunday and concludes at mid-afternoon on the following Friday. Most days consist of three class sessions and three small group discussions. A typical workday starts with group discussions and ends with individual preparation late in the evening. It is important to note that this is an in-residence program. Past experience has shown that participants benefit greatly from the group interaction and concentrated experience that the in-residence format allows.Who Should Attend - Non-financial managers who want to achieve some degree of financial literacy in an energy industry setting - Financial managers who wish to sharpen their skills, broaden their base of knowledge, and relate their functional skills to a broader, general management context - The typical participant has more than five years of management experience - The age of attendees has generally ranged from the early 30s to the early 50s - Participants will be from either oil and gas firms or from firms in related energy industries, such as pipeline companies, service and supply organizations, government agencies or financial institutions Benefits of AttendanceHundreds of executives have chosen SMU's Strategic Financial Skills for the Energy Industry for its concentrated exposure to financial management techniques uniquely tailored to the complexities of their industry. In this intensive, week-long course you will: - Gain a working knowledge of key financial techniques, practices, terminology, and controversies. - Learn essential financial concepts in order to better yourself as a manager...and do so in a concentrated setting away from your workplace. - Participate in stimulating classroom case discussions on relevant oil and gas industry topics. - Learn how other companies have implemented successful financial strategies. - Prepare yourself to make better financial and operating decisions...and learn the proper framework for doing so. - Acquire techniques for assessing the performance of your subordinates, your division, or your company. - Study and develop concepts and techniques you can apply to your job... immediately. - Prepare yourself for advancement to a more senior management role within your company. - Learn more NOW about a topic you've been meaning to brush up on..."someday." Dates: September 10-15, 2006... [-]


Executive Program in Information Technology: Strategies and Solutions

University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Campus Part time 3 days September 2017 USA Chicago

Through this program, executives will learn technology buzzwords, the technology that is available today, and where that technology is headed. [+]

Developing sustainable business models that effectively use technology to further operational improvements, vendor procurements, and customer relationships is critical in staying competitive in today’s business environment. Technology coupled with strategic planning and proven industry best practices yields unbounded rewards for those organizations who dare to challenge the status quo. This course will provide senior executives and upper management with the technical foundation, strategies, and solutions to effectively plan, implement, and sponsor information technology initiatives.

 

The course is composed of sessions which consist of technical deep-dives accompanied with practical, technical application scenarios. Through this program, executives and management will learn information technology concepts, real-world applications, technology trends, and the use of technology as a competitive lever. Executives and management members will be grounded with enough technical competence to effectively communicate with their CIO, CTO, Technology Managers, Software Developers, and IT consultants. This course will allay any fears one has about engaging in any information technology discussion and will allow one to quickly ascertain the technologies involved, the challenges the organization faces, and the appropriate course of actions to take. ... [-]


Executing Strategic Change in Dynamic Environments

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Campus Part time 3 days March 2017 USA Stanford

In today’s world of rapidly evolving competitive, regulatory, and technological forces, business performance depends on the capability of top leadership to affect strategic change. [+]

In today’s world of rapidly evolving competitive, regulatory, and technological forces, business performance depends on the capability of top leadership to affect strategic change. By understanding and practicing both the science and the art of executing strategic change, participants will be better equipped for moving their organizations forward quickly and successfully.Content Overview Executing Strategic Change provides business leaders with a comprehensive framework and powerful tools to translate a stated strategy into organizational action. An interactive workshop format is designed for a select group of 20 top-level executives. Based on world renowned research and teaching in the field and the extensive experience of a change practitioner, the program applies a unique blend of academic research and executive experience to specific change initiatives that participants are leading. In addition to learning breakthrough approaches to strategic analysis and execution, participants obtain in-depth and candid feedback from experienced peers on their efforts to develop a comprehensive approach for translating their strategic change initiative into action. They return from the program more confident and prepared to lead a successful strategy execution process from beginning to end. Moreover, they leave with a common framework and with a valuable network of high-level peers for future feedback and advice.Key takeaways :- Comprehensive framework and powerful tools for strategic thinking and strategic action - Gain the confidence and expertise needed to affect strategic change with speed and precision - Learn and apply breakthrough execution concepts ... [-]


Influence and Negotiation Strategy Program

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Campus Part time 6 days October 2017 USA Stanford

This program teaches you effective negotiation strategies and influence tactics for every business situation, and helps you to analyze the ethical issues that arise as you negotiate to achieve your objectives. [+]

Today’s most successful business leaders rely upon negotiation and influence skills at every turn — whether to close a major business deal, recruit a key team member, or obtain scarce resources in a highly interdependent environment.This program teaches you effective negotiation strategies and influence tactics for every business situation, and helps you to analyze the ethical issues that arise as you negotiate to achieve your objectives.Content OverviewThe comprehensive curriculum in the Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program covers negotiation skills and tactics, and also methods of dispute resolution that can be applied when negotiations break down. Topics range from the use of influence strategies in the everyday work environment to complex deal negotiations involving cultural differences, coalitions, and ethical challenges. Participants take part in exercises ranging from two-party to six-party negotiations, with constantly rotating partners from around the world. At the conclusion of the program, participants also receive a take-home toolkit on CD-ROM that includes a video lecture on negotiation by the faculty director and refresher exercises.Key Takeaways:- Powerful strategies to improve influence in both two-party and multi-party negotiations - General frameworks for a more rational approach to negotiation ... [-]


Executive Program in Corporate Strategy

University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Campus Part time 5 days September 2017 USA Chicago

Participants will learn techniques to understand the competitive structure of an industry and company position in the industry. [+]

Course Studies in Strategy in North America 2017.

This program focuses on the formulation and implementation of company strategy. Participants will learn techniques to understand the competitive structure of an industry and company position in the industry. Entry, positioning, pricing, new ventures, technology, diversification and vertical integration decisions will be studied. The organizational issues associated with effectively developing and implementing strategies will also be analyzed. Additionally, the course incorporates an introduction to game theory and develops a tool to apply it to strategic decision making.

 

During this program you will learn to:

-- Assess the value of strategy options.

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Building and Implementing Growth Strategies

University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Campus Part time 5 days September 2017 USA Chicago

Strategy drives all business disciplines. Therefore, development of a strategy sense is probably the single most important talent any manager can build and possess. [+]

Strategy drives all business disciplines. Therefore, development of a strategy sense is probably the single most important talent any manager can build and possess. This seminar will help you develop strategic intuition and emphasize application of strategy. It will go beyond the review of the various theories and will generate real ideas that apply to your current and future business.

 

Objectives

-- Identify the great payoff from strategy

-- How to develop, design, and implement the right strategy

-- Differentiate goals from strategy

--- Define management’s role in strategy

-- Analyze powerful patterns in strategic thinking ... [-]


Pricing: Strategy and Tactics

University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Campus Part time 5 days September 2017 USA Chicago

Too often, managers treat pricing as a tactical problem in financial analysis or sales management. In fact, pricing products and services is a strategic problem that requires coordination of many functional areas. [+]

Too often, managers treat pricing as a tactical problem in financial analysis or sales management. In fact, pricing products and services is a strategic problem that requires coordination of many functional areas. The ability to manage effective pricing affects a company's growth and profitability more quickly and directly than any other strategic decision.

  

During this program participants will learn to:

Standardize discounting criteria to enable salespeople to respond more quickly and consistently with price offers that meet customers' needs. Evaluate the real financial implications of pricing decisions. Use pricing strategically to guide a business to long-term profitability, rather than reactively to solve short-term problems. Determine when it makes sense to compete on price and when it does not. Determine which value-added alternatives to price competition are appropriate for your business. ... [-]