Managers are tasked with developing business models that deliver a product or service that solves a unique set of customer needs. Firm success is dependent upon the robustness of such a model. Not surprisingly, business model development has been a frequent topic of discussion in academia and in practice. During this course, we will discuss the core theories and principles of strategic management, and systematically examine the key components of a good business model. This course will cover a variety of topics including: firm resource and capability development, customer segmentation, and distribution, among others.
- Review the core components of a business model
- Discuss the theoretical foundations of competitive advantage
- Analyze customer profiles
- Practice developing business models using the case method
William Kline, Ph.D., CFA is an Assistant Professor of Management at Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Saint Joseph's University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Kutztown University. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, and the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in November of 2006.
Prior to entering academia, Mr. Kline was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he completed valuations for mergers and acquisitions, business planning, as well as tax and financial reporting. Mr. Kline also spent time consulting at CBIZ Valuation Group, Inc. and Curtis Financial Group, a regional investment bank.
||Saturday, May 19th, 2018. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
|Where:||Your home or office
||William Kline, Ph.D., CFA
||8 Management CPE
||7 Substantive CLE / 6 Substantive CLE (PA)*
||Bill Kline Email:
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