BUS 430 - Competitive Advantage
This course focuses on analyzing competitors and building corporate advantage. Students will learn how to assess a firm's corporate strategy from an analyst's perspective. Accordingly, we explore how firms can create and maintain a strong competitive position across their lines of business -- analyzing competitors across and within their businesses. We then examine how firms enter new businesses through mergers & acquisitions, alliances, and internal development. Finally, we examine strategy analysis and formulation in uncertain and turbulent environments. This course may be especially useful for those who seek careers in consulting, general management, and investment banking.