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Mini MBA - Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting

——   Created by John Colley

Management Fundamentals for Every Startup, MBA Student and CEO

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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 Arbington 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 coveredEvery 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!

Don't forget that your enrolment is supported by Arbington's 30 day money back guarantee - you risk nothing but your time and you stand to gain so much more!

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

Best regards


84 Lessons

Welcome to this Mini MBA Business Strategy Consulting Course!
3 mins
Welcome to this business strategy course
free preview
10 mins
Business strategy executive summary
free preview
What is MBA Level Business Strategy?
5 mins
What is business strategy
5 mins
Business vision and the mission statement
7 mins
The strategy hierarchy within a firm
Mini MBA: Designing Your Business Strategy - Startup or CEO!
3 mins
Introduction to business strategy design
13 mins
Business model design with the business model canvas
2 mins
Business model canvas template
5 mins
Lafley & Martin’s five step strategy model
Mini MBA: Business Strategy Over Time: Life Cycle Models
6 mins
Hambrick & frederickson’s strategy diamond
3 mins
Understanding life cycles
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John Colley
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