Internal Analysis of a Company: From Value Chain to SWOT Analysis
Explore internal analysis in a business strategy context
How does internal analysis play a pivotal role in the success of a business?
This short two-week course will show you how internal analysis tools can have a positive impact on a company’s strategy and decision-making.
Unlock the strategic direction and capabilities of your company
In this course, you’ll look at the value chain and explore how value is created or lost, and learn why strategic capabilities are so important. You’ll have the opportunity to consider why some organisations outperform others and you’ll explore what internal resources and competencies can be implemented to establish a solid base for building a powerful business strategy.
Build your understanding of intangible and tangible assets (also commonly called physical assets) and resources, and look at the industry life cycle of a business – from start-up and growth to maturity and decline.
Explore how to do a SWOT analysis
Micro analysis can hold the key to revealing an organisation’s internal potential in terms of competency, cost position and competitive viability in the marketplace.
Conducting an internal analysis often incorporates measures that provide useful information about a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats – a SWOT analysis. It’s a simple yet widely used tool to help give a company the edge over its rivals.
You’ll also be introduced to the concept of frameworks, including the industry life cycle, and explore organisational goals and how they can be implemented.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Discuss the nature and importance of internal analysis
- Explain how tangible and intangible resources impact an organisation’s strategy
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for intermediate-level business managers and students to gain more knowledge about strategy and globalisation. This course aims to equip you with the concepts, framework and techniques needed for better environmental scanning.
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