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Course description

Discover how to use strategy analysis to understand all strategic, tactical and operational aspects of a business. Learn how effective strategic analysis seeks to answer not only the “how” of a solution, but the “what” and the “why.” Learn how to partner with stakeholders to discover, understand, collaborate and establish specific business needs that reflect the future direction of the organization. Practice identifying risk and change requirements as well as ways to measure a solution's performance.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply techniques to understand and articulate current organizational capabilities and needs 
  • Facilitate discussions with executives and senior managers to institute business goals and objectives 
  • Establish stakeholders' future state thinking solution scope and decisions criteria for business projects and initiatives 
  • Identify and assess business risks and their potential impact on the organization 
  • Define, communicate and implement a change strategy considering critical success factors 
  • Create relevant measurement metrics to evaluate performance and track the progress of an initiative or solution 

Applies towards:

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Section title
Strategic Business Analysis
Type
L - Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Nov 23, 2024 to Nov 30, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery options
Lecture  
Course Fee(s)
TXBA non-credit $585.00
Reading List / Textbook

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IIBA members can download a complimentary PDF copy of the BABOK Guide for their own personal and professional use from the IIBA https://www.iiba.org/
Non-members can purchase a PDF copy.

Section Notes

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date. 

•  From D2L, bring the following materials to class: 

  • printed version of the Exercise Booklet, 
  • printed or downloaded copy of the Course Manual.

•  Review our Student Information site for additional information about forms and policies, campus maps, parking information, technical support, and more.

•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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