In this exercise, students are required to review the top-level financials of a small chain of hamburger stores and suggest improvements to their marketing mix.
In this exercise, students need to review the possible strategy development path for a textbook publisher, which is a firm that tends to pursue virtually whatever market opportunities that have been presented.
In this exercise, students required to determine at what strategy hierarchy level each of the following marketing decisions have most likely been made; choosing from corporate, strategic business unit (SBU) or functional (within marketing).
In this exercise, students select the most appropriate marketing strategy and then develop a suitable marketing mix, based upon a
proposed new chain of Italian and pizza restaurants.
In this activity, students develop an appropriate retail design and connected marketing mix for a potential new restaurant. Multiple thought-starters are provided for students.
The student task in this activity is to classify the examples provided into one of the four categories on the product/market growth matrix (also sometimes referred to as Ansoff’s model).
In this mini-case study, students are required to allocate $250m in funds across a firm’s four strategic business units, using the BCG matrix as their primarily guide.
In this mini-case study, students need to select the best growth strategies, for a producer of cheeses, from a choice of seven options.
This student task is to evaluate a bank’s strengths, assess its dynamic environment, and then select the most suitable strategy direction for them to continue to expand.
In this exercise, students assess the for and against of a franchised food retailer broadening their product range, as the proposed move has both opportunities and substantial risks.