Corporate & Business Strategy

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Approx 7.50h to complete

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Overview

Recommended Prep Courses

These preparatory courses are optional, but we recommend you to complete the stated prep course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:

  1. Introduction to Corporate Finance
  2. Building a 3 Statement Financial Model
  3. Business Valuation Modeling

Corporate & Business Strategy Course Overview

Strategy matters to all operating companies, as it is a major determinant of the success of their business. This Corporate & Business Strategy course will cover the most important terminologies, theories, concepts, and frameworks on strategy. The course is designed to guide you through a comprehensive strategic analysis process, and demonstrate the application of theories into real-world business situations.


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Strategy Class Learning Objectives

By completing this strategy course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand how the strategic analysis process helps decision makers perform in-depth analyses and identify optimal strategic alternatives
  • Differentiate between the three levels of strategy (corporate, business, and functional)
  • Perform external analysis by looking at the supply chain, mapping out strategic groups, building competitive forces model and analyzing PEST factors
  • Perform internal analysis by understanding a company's core competencies, competitive advantage, value chain activities and ways to sustain competitive advantages
  • Assess a company's current corporate-level, business-level and functional-level strategies
  • Learn how to generate, evaluate and select optimal strategic alternatives through methods such as SWOT analysis, DCF analysis and multi-criteria analysis
  • Tie strategic alternatives to a company's mission, vision and goals
  • Apply all theories taught in the lectures into a case study and generate the appropriate strategies using the provided information


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Why Take This Corporate & Business Strategy Course

CFI's Corporate & Business Strategy course is beyond just academic definitions, theories and concepts — you will take raw data and information provided in the case study, perform analyses as guided through the video lectures, and build strategic alternatives based on the result of your analyses. At the end of the day, you will be able to create a detailed strategy document, describing the entire strategic analysis process from external analysis to the recommendation of strategic alternatives, which can then be presented to the management board of the company.

As a professional financial analyst, the ability to demonstrate both quantitative and qualitative analytical skills is a valuable asset to possess, which allows you to stand out from the competition.


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Who Should Take this Business Strategy Course

This strategy course is designed specifically for financial analysts. While it's open to students from any background (consulting, sales, HR, etc), it's tailored to demonstrate how strategic analysis can be tied to a Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model and other types of financial modeling. 

Professionals who will get the most value from this class include investment banking, equity research, corporate development, equity research, and private equity.

Enroll now to learn how to perform comprehensive strategic analysis of a business from scratch!


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What You'll Learn

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Become a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)®

Corporate & Business Strategy is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification, which includes 30 courses.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification
  • Skills Learned Financial Modeling and Valuation, Sensitivity Analysis, Strategy
  • Career Prep Investment Banking and Equity Research, FP&A, Corporate Development

Path To Certification

Prerequisite Courses

7 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

01Optional

Core Courses

11 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

02Required

Elective Courses

Take 3 out of 11 courses at an advanced level.

03Required

Get Certified

Submit your FMVA® checklist and order your certificate.

04Required

Join Our Community

Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.

05Optional

How the Certification Works

FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the financial analyst program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (14 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified FMVA Certification will be emailed to you.

What Our Students Say

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I loved how engaged I was through the course, and absorbed as much information as I could.

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All subject are good and challenging
No Need to review all done well.

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Theoretically engaging!
This was a very interesting read and it solidified a few things learnt in some of the required courses

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