International Corporate Strategy

Code UE : US173S

  • Cours
  • 4 crédits


Anne-Gaelle JOLIVOT

Public et conditions d'accès

Master 2 in International Business and Corporate Development or Master 2 in E-Business and Digital Marketing

Objectifs pédagogiques

The course deals with strategy for firms in their international environment. Its content can actually be extended to other forms of organizations (not for profit, public bodies, hospitals, coops, etc.). The course aims at grasping the various ways to analyze the competitive position of a firm on its worldwide markets to build a strategy, i.e. a path forward in a world where internationalization of firms, if not globalization, has reshaped the competitive environment.
The intent is to help students develop some familiarity with complex strategic issues, step back and untangle complexity using analytical frameworks, including those derived from foresight studies, concepts and tools to build scenarios and assess strategic options. This leads to selecting a viable path into the future and elaborating plans to deploy the strategy, allocating resources accordingly. This is about designing a business model and crafting a business plan despite the many uncertainties of the world.
Hence the course is primarily focused on strategic analysis: industry structure, market analysis, strategic segmentation, competitive dynamics and anticipation of potential moves from competitors, technology and regulatory changes, identification of key success factors, sources of competitive advantage, assessment of key resources and core organizational competence, business models and business plans, with some introduction to foresight concepts and techniques and scenario building.

Compétences visées

At the end of the course, students are expected to:
  • Understand the theories, concepts and tools of corporate strategy
  • Be able to use the tools of corporate strategy and apply them to the case of a company serving its customers on its markets worldwide and facing its competitive international environment


  • Analysis of Competitive environment
  • Foresight and scenario building
  • Cost strategies 
  • Differentiation and Generic Strategies
  • Regenerating businesses via innovation
  • Technology Strategies 
  • Added Value Chain and economy of scope
  • Competence based strategies
  • Corporate Strategy, Portfolio, Strategic Manoeuvers 
  • Deployment and business plan

Modalité d'évaluation

Individual and Group work, Class participation.

Cette UE apparaît dans les diplômes et certificats suivants


Cnam - IIM - EPN stratégies - Programmes Master in Management (MIM)
EPN15, 2 rue Conté bureau 31.2.31
75003 Paris
Tel :00 33 1 58 80 85 64
Sophie Le Liboux - Alice de la Pradelle
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