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Masterclass in MBA Thinking Tools

An interactive two-day *In-house* programme for senior management designed to enhance management skills and management processes in your organisation

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  • Format: Bespoke training

In-house Training Services and Consultancy

Alongside the Mini MBAs that we run, Falconbury also offers condensed Work–Outs in order to ramp up management skills and management processes in your organisation. This Work–Out takes a dozen key techniques and allows you to practice using them on live issues in your business – over a two day intensive in-house training programme.

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Sample programme

Key Objectives

  • To get managers up to speed with analysing business issues far more effectively
  • To integrate MBA tools into your own management processes

Target Competences

  • Strategic thinking
  • Business Analysis
  • Innovative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Market and commercial awareness
  • Planning skills
  • Change management

Target Executives

  • An intact senior team
  • Senior managers from different teams : aiming to become more cross- functional
  • Ideal as a scene setting to your planning cycle

Sample contact-Day One

  • Beyond SWOT analysis – Performance Drivers
  • Gap analysis
  • Growth Driver Analysis
  • Porters Five Forces Analysis
  • The “General Electric Grid” – for positioning
  • Competitor profiling
  • The Strategic Option Grid – for decision making

Sample contact-Day Two

  • The Strategic Option Grid –for decision making
  • Creating Options –with the “Optopus”
  • Fishbone analysis –for Problem Solving
  • Value drivers and the value over time curve
  • Difficulty – over time curve
  • Stakeholder analysis – for influencing


This will be handed over for on-going use.

Recommended trainer – Tony Grundy

Tony Grundy is a highly experienced, knowledgeable and lively executive developer with over twenty years ’experience. His wide knowledge base gives him competencies in strategy, marketing, operations management, organisation development and in finance and international management. He has worked with blue chip clients like Tesco, Mothercare and Microsoft for over twenty years, right down to much smaller business units. He has worked with virtually every industy – both private and public sectors.

Tony is very well qualified with an MBA from CASS, a PHD from Cranfield, and MSc in organisational behaviour from Birkbeck, and an MPhil from Warwick Business School. He is also a Chartered Accountant and author of 18 books, the last one “Demystifying Strategy” was published in early 2012.

He has taught Strategy at Cranfield for fifteen years, also at CASS and Cambridge Businesss Schools, and is now Visiting Lecturer at Henley in Strategy and Finance.

We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

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Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749