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Solid Growth - Winning with Business Strategies

Executive education program in English

Solid Growth: Winning with Business Strategies (STR.14)

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

Solid Growth: Winning with Business Strategies (STR.15)

Duration: 2,5 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 13. - 15. Oct 2025
4,100 €

Become an effective strategist

Being an effective strategist requires a broad set of skills so that you can identify the right course of action and communicate it impactfully. Solid Growth – Winning with Business Strategies will develop and strengthen these skills. It will help you to:

  • Understand and adopt proven frameworks for strategic planning
  • Evaluate the innovative strategic approaches of other companies and assess their outcomes
  • Formulate the right strategic response to market trends and changing business environments
  • Communicate and evaluate strategic ideas more effectively 


This program is also offered in German language: Solid Growth - Erfolgreich Geschäftsstrategien entwickeln

Solid Growth: Winning with Business Strategies (STR.14)

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

Solid Growth: Winning with Business Strategies (STR.15)

Duration: 2,5 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 13. - 15. Oct 2025
4,100 €

Your profile

  • This program is for managers involved in strategic decision making in business entities of established corporations as well as executives of young companies.


  • Learn how to design and formulate winning competitive strategies 

  • Learn how to analyze and respond to changing market trends 

  • Benefit and learn from the varied experiences of your classmates 


  • Fundamentals of business and corporate strategy
  • What trends are currently impacting strategies?
  • Thorough methodology for developing and evaluating strategic ideas
  • Strategic options in global business practice
  • Communication of strategies to stakeholders



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 business strategies in your company
  • Industry trends and global developments impacting strategies

Day 2

Development of business strategies

  • Strategic options in current business practice
  • Workshop on strategic changes in your company
  • Deriving business plans from business strategies

Day 3

From business strategy to corporate strategy (half-day)

  • Generating synergies between different business entities
  • Corporate structures in times of de-globalization


"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.

Earn your certificate

Your Program Advisor

Your program advisor

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

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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