Prashant Kale

50% Tuition Discount for Effective Strategy Formulation

We recognize the significant impact of COVID-19 on global business and our local economy. To support your continued investment in professional development, we are offering a 50% tuition discount on our Effective Strategy Formulation program in October 2020. Tuition listed reflects the program discount.


Upcoming Date(s): October 1-2, 2020

Tuition: $1,450 - Tuition includes class materials and daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Overview: This two-day Rice Business Executive Education course equips you with the knowledge and skills to achieve sustainable competitive advantage and growth in your business. By focusing on key elements of business strategy formulation, this course will develop your ability to evaluate, create, and implement value-creating strategies using strategic formulation concepts, techniques and frameworks discussed in class. This course adopts a highly interactive learning approach to enhance your ability to ‘ask the right questions’ in the context of developing strategy, which is a critical skill for any successful leader.


This two day course is for leaders at all levels.


  • Explore the factors and benefits of strategy formulation that make an industry attractive and profitable
  • Understand the implications the nature of an industry has on an organization’s strategy and advantage
  • Learn how a company builds advantage over rival companies
  • Evaluate alternative competitive positions and associated tradeoffs
  • Consider main issues executives need to take into account when creating a winning strategic formulation
  • Explore multiple approaches to growth and the benefits and costs of specific growth strategies

Your Professor:

Prashant Kale, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Rice Business

All Rice Business Executive Education faculty are award winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA program at Rice Business and have extensive business or consulting experience. Read more about Professor Kale’s research at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine with clear, practical translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.

It is expected that participants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The university is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.


Zoran Perunovic

Director, Executive Education
Prashant Kale

Prashant Kale

Associate Professor of Strategic Management