Executive Education

Advanced Certificates and Open-enrolment Programs

Executive Online Certificate - Strategy @ HECParis

Why do some firms outperform others?
This is the fundamental question addressed in this course. This online certificate, delivered by HEC Paris and First Finance, will explain which factors sustain success – or lead to failure – and will give you the means to formulate – and execute – a strategy.

Quick facts

Level: Certified Program
Language: English 
Duration: About 70 hours of work over a five-month period 


  • Study at your own pace
  • Collaborative program
  • ‘Learning-by-doing’ approach
  • Ressources available anytime

Last registration until october 24th
Register here

This program is delivered in partnership with FIRST FINANCE Institute:

Tuition fees:
1,800 € excl. VAT

For more information, visit http://hecparis.ff.institute/en/strategy-hec-paris/

The program is designed for:

  • Entrepreneurs and company CEOs
  • SME Directors
  • Operational Directors
  • Corporate Finance Executives

Participants of the program will:

  • Acquire the fundamentals of corporate strategy through an online format
  • Identify, formulate and implement an efficient strategy
  • Study at their own pace

Business Strategy

  • Introduction
  • Industry Analysis
  • Value Chain
  • Firm Strategy
  • Cost And Willigness To Pay
  • Competitive Dynamics
  • Strategic Resources
  • Innovation Strategies

Corporate Strategy

  • Introduction - What is Corporate Strategy?
  • Value Creation and Governance
  • Vertical Integration and Outsourcing
  • Global Competition and International Strategies
  • Diversification and Refocusing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Alliances and Inter-firm Cooperation

Strategy Implementation

  • Introduction: What is Strategy Implementation?
  • Creating Strategic Alignment through Organization Design and Processes
  • Understanding and Leveraging the Hidden Side of the Organization
  • Leading Change
  • The Transformational Leader in Action

This 3 courses prepare you for the final exam that you will take in a Pearson Vue center. Pearson Vue centers are located in 150 countries around the world.

Academic Director(s)

Pierre Dussauge, HEC Paris Professor in Strategy and Business Policy

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Contact us

Amy Kane
+33 (0)1 39 67 75 48


About 70 hours of work over a five-month period
Tuition fees:
1,800 € excl. VAT