Course Brief

This course is all about making the right strategic choices, examining the ways in which these can be made and the means by which they can be achieved. Competitive Strategy develops a set of analytical approaches and tools to help formulate and evaluate these strategies topic by topic.

This course is available for purchase through SBCS GLI until January 2022. Examinations are available until August 2023.

  • 45-60 Contact Hours
Topics covered
  • Analysis of the environment.
  • Strategies for competitive advantage.
  • The evolution of competitive advantage.
  • Vertical links and moves.
  • Horizontal links and moves.
  • International strategy.
  • Making the moves.
  • Master of Business Administration - MBA




    An MBA for tomorrow's leaders, today!

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA programme, offered via SBCS GLI, Trinidad, covers key management disciplines, including people skills, economics, marketing, financial decision making, project management and strategy. 

    Students are drawn to this popular MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    This ACTT-recognised MBA encompasses seven core courses and two elective courses which are all industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers. 

     Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via take-at-home examinations (one per course) No course-work or final thesis is applicable for this programme.


    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 30 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2021 UK University League table.  In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners(ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.



    • Registration for the January 2022 semester commences on November 1st, 2021 
    • The January 2022 semester starts on January 16th, 2022


    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: January 2022


    For further information

    Download Our January 2022 prospectus


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  • MSc. Strategic Planning (Continuing Students only)




    The MSc. in Strategic Planning is the capstone of the core modules in the MBA programme as it draws from the main business disciplines covered in the other six core modules.

    This course is designed to assist managers to develop an overall strategic understanding of the organization beyond any one functional area. It looks at the fundamental questions at the heart of strategic planning “What does an organisation want to achieve? How does it go about achieving it?” and helps to formulate suitable answers.

    In a world of rapid change, organisations that can identify, design and effectively and efficiently implement these needs are more likely to survive and prosper.







    • June 27th - July 11th, 2020



    • July 13th, 2020


    Masters PT July - December 2020 Tuition Schedule


    For further information:

    EBS Prospectus