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Corporate Strategy

Unlocking Value and Creating Corporate Advantage

Corporate Strategy and M&A (COS.4)

Dates 6. - 7. Dec 2021
Duration 2 Days
Location Berlin
2,600 €

Corporate Strategy

Executive education program in English

Today, success for multi-business organizations depends on two factors. The ability of the operating businesses to create and capture value in different market environments and the ability of the parent company to make the individual businesses stronger than they could be independently.

Our program Corporate Strategy provides insights on how to create value on a corporate level. You will get latest academic and hands-on thinking on value-creating strategies from developing a promising portfolio of businesses, executing portfolio changes and determining an optimal governance structure. 


Find all the program information at a glance in our PDF download.


Who should attend the program?

Senior executives of multi-business firms with responsibility of group-wide business units or functions (such as strategy, corporate development, M&A, and finance) as well as company advisors (such as consultants, investment bankers, and lawyers).


Key benefits

  • Design, communicate, and execute strategies that can create long-term value for your multi-business organization
  • Develop a comprehensive perspective on corporate-level strategy
  • Understand the unique levels that underpin value creation across businesses
  • Gain a strategic view on different modes to execute portfolio changes
  • Better understand the interaction between capital market and corporate strategy
  • You will also have the opportunity to exchange experiences with other high-profile managers and extend your business network.


Key topics

  • Strategic advantage: Corporate strategy - how companies create corporate value
    • Developing corporate versus business strategies
    • Realizing the concept of parenting advantage
  • Creating value: Portfolio management, partnerships and alliances, and business ecosystem
    • Planning the portfolio and allocating resources
    • Identifying levers to add value to individual businesses and evaluating synergy potential
  • Delivering growth: Scaling, mergers & acquisitions and venture capital
    • Defining the strategic rationale of acquisitions and divestments (e.g. spin-offs) and interacting with the capital market
    • Evaluating forms to execute portfolio changes: M&A, alliances, internal development
  • Designing structures for growth: Governance and the role of the center
    • Optimizing the role of the corporate center and understanding organizational success factors of multi-business firms

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

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Corporate Strategy

Overview of the program

Harald Hungenberg - Dean of Executive Education
Your Program Advisor


​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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