The SPS is pleased to offer access at reduced prices to online introductory courses on business planning and strategy.
Both courses aim to help people new to business strategy and planning: either young people starting on a management career and wanting to know what these topics are about, or managers getting involved in strategy and planning for the first time.
Each course is self-guided and consists of 14 classes. Each class has a short screencast video, explaining a main part of the subject, followed by a simple quiz. There is also optional guidance on applying the class materials to your own case.
The courses, written by Kim Warren, Teaching Fellow at London Business School, SPS Fellow and former Business Strategy Director, are designed for a 14-week programme, but you can work through the classes at any pace you wish. They are based on a business model most people will understand – a low-fare airline – and the quizzes are about another common business – a restaurant. Both are disguised versions of real businesses. Applying the class materials to your own situation will provide valuable practice (and real business value).
The courses offer a certificate of completion for those who score an acceptable level on the randomised quizzes.
The regular cost of each course is £80 + VAT, inclusive of all 14 classes, download materials and quizzes. SPS has negotiated a discount of 20% for Members (£64 + VAT).
An outline of the courses and a samples of each are available at:
Business Planning course www.strategydynamics.com/cbp59
Strategic Planning course www.strategydynamics.com/csp59