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Winning with Business Strategies

From Planning to Execution

Competitive Strategies for Solid Growth (STR.11)

Dates 20. - 22. Oct 2021
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
3,900 €

Winning with Business Strategies

Online executive education program in English
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NEW: In 2020 the program will be delivered in a live online format.

  • An engaging learning experience will be provided by combining remote synchronous lectures with interactive elements, such as group exercises, polls and discussions.
  • Case studies will also be discussed online in small groups in breakout rooms.
  • With online sessions spread throughout a week, you will have the opportunity to better reflect on the material as well as have time to prepare for specific assignments.
  • Since the program is very practically oriented, you will be able to transfer the learnings into your current work – and will be supported by the program faculty to do so.

Duration: ca. 15 hours online teaching


Dates Berlin Time (UTC +2)
  Session 1 Session 2
Wednesday, October 21 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Thursday, October 22 9:00 am - 12:45 noon 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday, October 23 9:00 am - 12:30 noon 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Developing and executing a strategy is one of the most important skills for an executive. As competitive pressures grow and the environment is changes faster and more unpredictably, continuously evolving strategic planning and implementation becomes more vital than ever. What are the best ways for an organization to create a strategic advantage? Where can we find strategic opportunities in an increasingly globalized marketplace? Which strategies are likely to succeed, and which ones face the greatest implementation hurdles?

Our program Winning with Business Strategies provides insights into how to design and execute a competitive strategy in both mature business lines and new enterprises to steer the organization’s business activities in the right direction.


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


Who should attend the program?

Managers involved in strategic decision making and implementation of business units in established companies as well as executives in new corporations seeking to generate a strategic advantage.


Key benefits

  • Sharpen your strategic acumen and apply strategic thinking to creating a strategic advantage for the business
  • Learn to think like a strategist and analyze strategic options
  • Assess the competitive playing field and anticipate strategic moves
  • Design and formulate competitive strategies
  • Create business plans for mature business lines and new enterprises
  • Sustain your strategic advantage
  • Execute strategies well and transform the business successfully


Key topics

  • Developing your strategy and strategic planning
    • Defining the playing field: what strategy is all about
    • Generating strategic insights: status and future of your business
    • Strategic planning: competitive positioning and business strategy
  • Operationalizing your strategy
    • Developing innovative business strategies
    • Strategy in a digital world
  • Executing your strategy
    • Implementing strategy: the art of action
    • Communicating strategy


Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

Winning with Business Strategies counts towards 3 of the 18 days necessary to receive the diploma.

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.

Play Video
Thumbnail Harald Hungenberg in front of a flipchart

Why should managers be concerned with strategy?

Find out in this video featuring Harald Hungenberg, Dean of Programs, ESMT Berlin

What a wealth of experience. This program helped me to identify critical gaps, and allowed me to redesign my strategy accordingly.

Thomas Knauel, Director Product Marketing, Bosch Security Systems
Your Program Advisor


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

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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