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Solid Growth - Strategy and Strategy Implementation

Executive education program in English

Solid Growth - Strategy and Strategy Implementation (STR.13)

Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
Dates 27. - 29. Sep 2023
4,100 €

Solid Growth - Strategy and Strategy Implementation (STR.14)

Duration 2,5 Days
Location Berlin
Dates 14. - 16. Oct 2024
4,100 €

Define, develop, and deploy effective strategies

For executives and senior leaders, the ability to define, develop, and implement a successful strategy is a vital skill. But it is a task that presents many challenges:

  • How do you formulate the right response to market trends and changing business environments? 

  • How can you bring together the disparate parts of your organization to pull in the same direction? 

  • How can you find strategic opportunities in an increasingly globalized marketplace? 

  • How can you overcome the biggest hurdles in implementing your strategy? 

Solid Growth – Strategy and Strategy Implementation
 aims to give you the skills and mindset to become an effective strategist with the ability to understand and identify the challenges of the market, chart a route to success, and bring your plans to life - whether you’re working in a mature global business or a startup looking to scale. 

This program is also offered in German language: Solid Growth - Strategie und Strategieimplementierung.

Your profile

  • You are a Senior Manager involved in strategic decision-making and implementation of business units in established companies. 

  • You are an Executives in new corporations seeking to generate strategic advantages. 

  • You have a confident command of written and spoken English  
    (German speakers may take the German language version of this course: Solid Growth - Strategie und Strategieimplementierung.) 


  • Learn how to design and formulate winning competitive strategies 

  • Develop your ability to implement new strategies 

  • Learn how to analyze and respond to changing market trends 

  • Benefit and learn from the varied experiences of your class mates 


  • Strategy fundamentals 

  • Competitive advantage and strategic options 

  • Strategy in global markets  

  • Innovation strategy 

Solid Growth - Strategy and Strategy Implementation (STR.13)

Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
Dates 27. - 29. Sep 2023
4,100 €

Solid Growth - Strategy and Strategy Implementation (STR.14)

Duration 2,5 Days
Location Berlin
Dates 14. - 16. Oct 2024
4,100 €

Why should managers be concerned with strategy?

Find out in this video featuring Harald Hungenberg, Dean of Programs, ESMT Berlin

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Program structure

Teaching methods

  • Interactive lectures
  • Business cases
  • (Plenary) discussions with peers and faculty
  • Group work

Day 1

Strategic Basics and Status Analysis

  • What is strategy all about?
  • Workshop on status and future of your business
  • Workshop on competitiveness
  • Key trends in global markets
  • Guest speaker

Day 2

Market Trends and Strategy Development

  • General options for strategic development
  • Workshop on status of business strategy planning in your company
  • Developing innovative business strategies

Day 3

Strategy Implementation

  • Making strategy happen
  • Challenges in implementation and solutions for overcoming the barriers
  • Realigning the organization

"Thanks to ESMT Berlin for enhancing my understanding of Solid Growth. I really enjoyed the three-day program which focused on developing effective strategies and implementing them for achieving sustainable growth. Olaf Ploetner and Bülent Gögdün provided valuable insights and expertise, which were brilliant.

 The experiences shared by Maximilian von Löbbecke were particularly fascinating. His stories and insights offered a profound understanding of the challenges associated with digitization. A special thanks go to Jerry Wang for his perfect end to the program!

 I had the pleasure of meeting great participants during the program and I am looking forward to further networking and establishing valuable connections.

 A big thank you to ESMT for this unforgettable experience!"

Markus Lamb, CEO EMEA/APAC, Stockmeier Urethanes & Managing Director, Stockmeier Urethanes Beteiligungs GmbH

"Learning about good and bad strategies has never been more fun. Analyzing common pitfalls and how to approach them with underlying case studies, along with the expertise of our host Olaf Ploetner, has not only provided me with new perspectives but also led to very fruitful discussions within the groups. I have greatly enjoyed learning about sectors other than tech in Germany."

Tobas Plewka, salesforce Germany, Lead Technical Consultant 


What a wealth of experience. This program helped me to identify critical gaps, and allowed me to redesign my strategy accordingly.

Thomas Knauel, Director Product Marketing, Bosch Security Systems
Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

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Your Program Advisor

Your program advisor

​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Head of Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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