Advanced Competitive Strategy

In seven brand new modules, you will learn necessary tools to examine complex competitive situations and find solutions for them. This course is designed for those who are eager to find out more about how companies choose strategies to obtain competitive advantage.

About The Course

Advanced Competitive Strategy will introduce new topics and modules with even more real world examples and opportunities for student interaction than in the previous course Competitive Strategy.

In Advanced Competitive Strategy we will look at how companies can build up and maintain their customer base by increasing switching costs and facilitating strategic customer lock-ins. 

We will find out how a firm can increase its profits by pursuing suitable price discrimination and product differentiation strategies including or discarding of individual steps in their value creation process.

You will learn everything about network effects and discover how they can be used by companies to their own, as opposed to their competitors', advantage.

We will analyse the workings of mergers and acquisitions and support you in considering the individual steps that are involved before, during and after the match-making process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What resources will I need for this course?
For this course, all you need is an Internet connection, and the time to go through the video lectures and quizees, discuss with your fellow participants, and enjoy thinking about business situations in a structured way.

Will I get a Statement of Completion after completing the course?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to receive a Statement of Completion signed by the instructor.

What is the coolest thing I will learn if I take this course?
You will never look at competitive situations in the same way again.

Recommended Background

Having attended Competitive Strategy is not a prerequisite but it may come in handy to have a clear understanding of the basic concepts of game theory.