Corporate & Business Strategy Course - Strategic Analysis

Overview

Recommended Prerequisites

You are expected to have either completed the stated prerequisite course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enroling 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

Lesson
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Exams
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Corporate & Business Strategy

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Approx 7.5 hrs to complete

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Path to Certification

Prerequisite Courses

6 courses from beginning to intermediate level.

01Optional

Core Courses

9 courses from beginning to intermediate level.

02Required

Elective Courses

Take 3 out of 8 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.
Students must complete all core and elective courses (12 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.

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FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification

Become a Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® by completing all required courses in accounting, finance, modeling, Excel, presentations, and strategy. From beginner to advanced courses you will have the complete training you need to become a world-class financial analyst.

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