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Strategising for Competitive Advantage

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This programme provides business leaders with both a conceptual understanding and a practical toolkit to formulate and implement coherent strategies. Participants will learn how to develop a strategic framework for creating and sustaining competitive advantage and re-thinking strategy in the light of new economic and business realities in emerging markets like Pakistan.

Special Features

  A team of faculty members from Cambridge University and KSBL: a combination of cutting edge knowledge and local environmental realities
  Real- life case studies where participants will develop and apply analytical tools and frameworks in a wide variety of situations.
  The discussion will span both global as well as local industries and firms.

Learning Methodologies

Use of diverse adult learning methodologies like interactive lectures, exercises, case studies, guest speaker session and group activity to ensure that maximum learning takes place.

Programme Highlights

By the end of this programme, the participant would be able to:

  Develop an in- depth understanding of strategy formulation and implementation
  Analyse their competitive environments
  Identify innovative and sustainable business models
  Establish an understanding of how network effects work in various industries
  Learn how to think strategically about portfolios of businesses
  Understand how to think about corporate strategies based on related and unrelated businesses
  Appreciate the types of leadership that successful growth strategies require
  Acquire improved strategic thinking capabilities
  Gain a deeper appreciation of the Pakistani corporate and business environment

Value Addition for Organisation

  The programme allows participants to evaluate and assess their capabilities and competitive positions in particular industries. Furthermore, it encourages them to reflect on future shifts in the competitive environment and how they need to gear up for it.


Day 1
  The Strategic Management Process
  Strategically Analysing Industries
  Strategy in Emerging Markets
  Strategy in the New Economy
  Mergers and Acquisitions
Day 2
  States, Business and Economies
  Connecting Strategy and Structure
  Pakistan's Evolving Business Landscape
  Blue Ocean Strategy
Day 3
  Strategy in Emerging Markets II
  Implementing Strategy
  Concluding Session


  This programme is ideal for CEOs, Business Owners, C-Suite Executives, Heads of Department/ Business Unit/ Division who aspire to be recognised as leaders and help their organisations gain and sustain competitive advantage.

The programme was highly applauded when it was run previously. Here is the composition of the audience:


"Eye opening experience on how to bring a framework of excellence to my organisation"

Mansoor Nawaz
Mausummery Lawn

"A programme of value, which opened new vistas of thought. The programme has geared me into re-visiting the drawing board of my institution's strategy, in more than one way. Practically useful and educative"

Sirajuddin Aziz
Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited

"The programme was very well structured with international examples, and our local history and perspec-tive."

Mohsin Ali Mangi
Engro Fertilizers Limited

Participating Companies in Previous Programme Included

Adamjee Insurance Co. Ltd.   AkzoNobel Pakistan
Bayer CropScience Pvt. Ltd.   Dawood Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd.
Descon Engineering Ltd.   Engro Corporation
GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Ltd.   HSBC Bank Middle East
IGI Investment Bank   International Industries Ltd.
Meezan Bank Limited   Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd.
Pakistan International Airlines   Philips Electrical Industries of Pakistan Ltd.
The Aga Khan University Hospital   United Bank Limited

PKR 105,000/- each participant

Discount Options:

  10% discount for each additional participant (after the first) from the same organisation.
  10% discount for any individual enrolling in more than two programmes during the applicable year.
  This is regardless of whether the person applies in an individual capacity or is nominated by an organisation.

For Inquiry or Registration, please contact us at:

  UAN: (92 21) 111 11 KSBL (5725)
  PABX: (92 21) 34855382 Ext: 551 - 552 & 557
  Email: execed@ksbl.edu.pk     Website: www.ksbl.edu.pk

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