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Business Strategy

Distance learning or in-house two-day course


What Delegates Will Learn

Obtain a better understanding of business strategy
Understand how to undertake strategic planning for your business
Detect good and bad business strategy
Understand the framework of business strategy
Understand how to apply the framework and process of strategic planning
Plan how to move the business forward.

Course Content

A history of strategy.

Why is business strategy important for business success?

Good business strategy vs. bad business strategA structured approach to doing strategy: a framework and a process

The business choice framework
     What is your winning aspiration for your business?
     Where to play? Assessing and choosing the market you want to target
     How to win? Assessing and determining your offering to your target market
     Key capabilities? Assessing and determining the key capabilities, including activities and resources, you need to enable your offering
     How to manage? Determining the most appropriate approach to managing your business on an ongoing basis
     Economics: Assessing the business economics or financial impact of your business choices
     External environment: Understanding the impact of the environment in which the business operates, on the business
     The strategy development process.

Strategic planning: applying the framework and process
Map the current business model
Evaluate the current business model
Design the future business model
Develop the roadmap of initiatives required to achieve the future business model.

A living plan to move the business forward

Who should attend

This course has been developed to benefit all levels of management, or any other person responsible for, or involved with the organisation’s strategic planning.

Distance learning

The course content is directed towards outcomes-based education. For this reason, delegates are consistently evaluated by the workbooks submitted during the course to ensure that they have assimilated the subject to a satisfactory degree and will be able to perform the tasks taught.

Distance learning course fees

The all-inclusive cost for these courses are as follows:

Business Strategy R6 900,00

Once the learner has registered and paid the prescribed fee, course notes will be sent electronically.

In-house Presentation

Ideally, the course should be presented away from the normal working environment of the employees, thus eliminating interruptions and distraction from their daily workload. To facilitate interaction, the total number of delegates attending the course should not exceed 30.

Each delegate will be handed a full and comprehensive set of reference notes. The study material is copyrighted to PBS College.

In-House Fees

Individual quotations will be given as the fee depends on the number of delegates attending the course. Costs and expenses are for the company for whom the course is being presented. These costs include the following:
The venue, which should preferably be away from the normal working environment of the delegates attending the course;
Tea/coffee, refreshments and lunches (if required);
Flip chart and pens;
Travelling and accommodation of the presenter of the course if presented outside Gauteng.

Time and duration

This course is an outcomes-based course. Learners studying via distance learning submit workbooks on which they are assessed. It is necessary to obtain at least 50% on every workbook to qualify for the Business Strategy certificate.

In-house the learners are assessed during the two days of the course and qualify on outcomes-based assessments for the Business Strategy certificate. The full cost for the course is R6 900,00 per person.

Course facilitators

Kevin Midgley was born and raised in the Republic of South African.

He studied and obtained the Master of Business Administration (MBA). His career has always been in education and training. He has been a senior lecturer at the following institutions:
Damelin Education Group;
Varsity College and
Regenesys Business School

He has presented various public and in-house training courses throughout South Africa to several large corporations. He is currently actively presenting courses, both face-to-face and distance learning.

He is a subject matter expert and has been contracted to present and design the following courses:
Business Management
Business Administration
Business Communication
Business Strategy
Credit Management
Human Resources Management
Change Management
Office Management
Retail Management
Events Management
Public Management
Public Policy Management
Quality and customer relations
Sales and negotiation

He has authored “The Credit Controller’s Handbook” – self-published – September 1999. Second Edition – June 2002. Third Edition – March 2008.

Registration Form - Skills Courses

Please complete the form below. If you have any questions please contact us on +27 11 781 9727 or pbs@pbscollege.com
Once we’ve received your application and your payment has cleared, we’ll send you a confirmation letter and course material, as well as any other relevent information.

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I, the learner, hereby accept and agree that:

  • I am signing this contract with the knowledge and consent of my natural guardian (if applicable)
  • Submission of this registration form constitutes an agreement that binds me to attend and pay for the course/courses as indicated above.
  • Monthly payments are due by the 1st working day of each month.
  • Registration fees are not refundable, but will be deducted from course fees.
  • Interest will be charged on overdue accounts, at prime plus 2 % as stipulated by ABSA Bank.
  • Either party may cancel this agreement within 4 weeks of registration date on the condition that no material has been sent. The moment material is made available to the learner, this agreement stands. If the learner cancels, he/she is liable for one month’s payments, irrespective of the date of cancellation. Any cancellation after the four week period will incur the full course fee
  • In the event of non-payment of any amount due and payable on the due date, PBS, in addition to any other remedies it may have in terms of this agreement or under law, may:
  • Terminate this agreement without notice and keep all amounts already paid, and/or
  • Claim mages (which may include immediate payment of all arrear payments) and/or
  • Suspend the learner for non-payment, and/or
  • Claim the full amount of the contract, which amount shall become immediately due and payable.
  • All fees to be paid in full before examination entry will be granted.
  • I consent to the jurisdiction in terms of section 45 of the Act that an legal proceeding arising from this agreement may be instituted in the Magistrates Court of any district with jurisdiction in terms of section 28 of the Act.
  • Should legal action be instituted, any legal costs incurred by PBS shall be Bourne by me on the attorney/client scale
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  • I hereby declare the above information to be true and accurate, and enrol as a student of PBS College (Pty) Ltd. I understand that I need to pay or make arrangements to pay all fees for my studies prior to receiving my study material.

I, the sponsor, hereby accept and agree that:

  • All the terms and conditions of the agreement between the learner and PBS shall mutatis mutandis be binding on me
  • In addition thereto I hereby bind myself as surety and co-principal debtor for the learner in favour of PBS for the payment of al sums of money with the learner may now, or in the future become indebted to PBS arising for whatsoever cause.
  • I further confirm that I am/am not married in community of property

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