Strategic Thinking

Location
State University of New York
New Paltz/Albany - United States

Dates
3 weeks
January or July

Investment
U$ 8.079 + Enrollment: U$ 90
50% scholarsh.: 16 installments of U$ 258


Program Theme

Understanding, planning and executing strategic changes in today’s business world. Key elements for strategic decision making.

Target

Undergraduate students and young professionals from different backgrounds interested in Business Strategy.

Objectives

To discuss Strategic Thinking current challenges in organizations, enabling the participant to formulate initiatives in the search of competitive advantages for companies.

Benefits for scholarship holders participating in this program:

- Free Business English
- Assistance and documents to obtain the American Visa
- Full support for academic and logistic preparation for the program

Why should I attend this course?

  • Lectures given by university PhDs or specialists with vast executive experience;
  • Meetings with local executives included in the activity grid;
  • Technical visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York;
  • Opportunity for international networking with professionals interested in Business Strategy.

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Strategic Thinking

Program Profile
Classes and company visits in a full-time basis
Workload
80h classroom/activities/company visits
Additional Activity
Business English module included in the program with 27 hours of classes
Students per Classroom
From 15 to 30
students
Certification
Certificate in Executive Management and Business English
Language
English

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Content

Module 1


Introduction to Strategic Thinking

Overview of strategic management. Main thoughts/schools/models of strategic management. General environment; Industry Analysis (Porter's Five-force Model of Competition). Value Net analysis and Game Theory model. Company Visits and Business Cases.

Module 2


Environmental and Internal Analysis

Hyper-competition, Disruptive Changes, and New trends of Strategic Management at Information Age. Strategy and Society. Capability, Knowledge, Competency Analysis. Company Visits and Business Cases.

 

Module 3


Building Competitive Strategies

Cost Leadership Strategy; and How to fight with cost leaders; Differentiation Strategy; Sourcing Strategy/Vertical Integration/Diversification Strategy; International Strategy. Entry Modes; Global strategy; Transnational strategy; Strategic Implementation; Back Bay Battery Strategic Simulation from HBS. Business Cases and Graduation Ceremony.

Strategic Thinking

The State University of New York is one of the most respected education systems in the United States. Founded in 1828, its 64 campuses in New York are home to a passionate community of professors, researchers, and students from around the world. In cooperation with IBS Americas, international students have available two formats of executive programs: intensive three-week summer/winter presential courses and semester-long blended courses, with online classes over 4 months and 8 days in person in NY for in-depth learning activities at the end of the semester. The summer/winter 3-weeks courses consist of full-day lessons and company visits, bringing to life the concepts addressed in class. An opportunity for immersion into the American business and cultural reality in the region of cities like New York, Boston, Washington DC and other spots of touristic interest in the 3 free weekends during the stay. The semester-long hybrid programs offer 4 months of live online classes via Zoom and 8 intensive days of company visits and classes at the Albany campus at the end of the course. In 194 hours of classes, guided activities and company visits, the participants build and solidify essential professional skills in the most relevant international business concepts and tools. The course runs from March to July or September to January, with the participation of young professionals from different academic and ethnic backgrounds, and also allows two free weekends in the New York area. In both program formats classes are taught by experienced faculty, Ph.Ds and Market Specialists, that will introduce you to new perspectives and best practices in various scenarios. Guided company visits are the perfect opportunity to explore the American corporate world, hear firsthand the challenges business leaders faced, as well as expand your professional network. The visit to the UN headquarters in Manhattan will broaden your understanding of international relations. All of this, in addition to a Business English course that will boost your communication skills, is offered to students and young professionals from all continents.

Profile of students who have attended this course

  • 2GR
  • Agência RockerHeads
  • Água Mineral Vida Leve
  • Airtech Communications
  • Alcon Laboratories
  • ALL - America Latina Logistica
  • Alstom Brasil Energia e Transporte
  • AltoQi
  • Amazon Brasil
  • AMPM Projects
  • Angels For Angels
  • APM Terminals Callao
  • Art's Prime
  • Avon
  • Bacardi
  • Banco Daycoval
  • CSN
  • CVC
  • Itaú Unibanco
  • Sanofi

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