Teaching department:UCL School of Management Credit value:15 Restrictions:This module is only available to UCL MBA students. You must have first completed the Business Strategy module.
Most large companies – and many quite small ones – are not single businesses but groups, comprising a portfolio of separate business units and one or more levels of corporate management. Suppose you are the CEO of a multi-business company, an advisor to the CEO, a business unit manager who wants to collaborate with another business unit, or leading a start-up and interested in expanding into a new business. Which corporate strategies can you use to compete as a collection of multiple businesses? This module focuses on the strategic questions relevant to corporate portfolios.
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of this module, you should be able to:
understand the difference between business and corporate strategy
select among alternative diversification moves
advise on the appropriateness of an M&A
select among alternative divestiture moves
recommend an appropriate role for corporate headquarters
discuss and debate module topics with leaders from other cultures and industries.
Module deliveries for 2022/23 academic year
Teaching and assessment
Methods of assessment:
Class Interaction: 20%
Individual Case Reports: 50%
Group Report: 30%
Mark scheme:Letter grades
Module leader:Enrico Forti
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