1900 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005

Date and Time:

Oct 01–02, 2019
(All day)

Overview: This two-day course equips you with the knowledge and skills to achieve sustainable competitive advantage and growth in your business. By focusing on key elements of strategy, this course will develop your ability to evaluate, create, and implement value-creating strategies using strategy 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.

Upcoming Date(s): October 1-2, 2019

Tuition: $2,900 - Tuition includes class materials and daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks.


  • Explore the factors 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 formulating a winning strategy
  • 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 the Jones Graduate School of Business

All Executive Education faculty are award winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA program at the Jones School 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.

Cancellation Policy: Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a six percent administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the program will not be eligible for a refund.

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.

1900 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005