291b Strategic Business Management

Part 1: Start-up seminar, February 2016
Part 2: Training in Sweden, 11-29 April 2016
Part 3: Follow-up seminar, October 2016
Part 1: Each participating country
Part 2: Stockholm, Sweden
Part 3: One of the participating countries
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications


Our world is rapidly changing, and business leaders are at the sharp edge of this transformation. New technology, changing consumer preferences and the globalisation of markets are creating challenges and opportunities for businesses everywhere. The Strategic Business Management (SBM) training programme aims to making you and your company prepared to face these challenges, and to benefit from opportunities in the changing business environment for sustainable and profitable growth. The programme is closely linked to the Private Sector Growth Strategies (PSGS) programme for key public officials. Your input as an entrepreneur will be extremely important in the development of a common action plan for private sector development.


The overall aim is to contribute to the development of a dynamic and sustainable private sector, and to strengthen collaboration between the private and public sectors for better functioning markets and improved integration in world trade.

The SBM programme is expected to provide:

  • knowledge and skills to enhance the growth and success of your own business
  • insight into how to stimulate private sector development in your country
  • capacity and tools to actively contribute to the development of a common action plan for private sector development in your country, together with the participants of the PSGS programme


Target Group

The programme is intended for business leaders from small and medium-sized businesses in Liberia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

To be selected you must have the potential to act as a change agent in your own business and also at a national level. You should be one of the following:

- CEO or top manager of a small or medium size enterprise

- Manager of a significant and distinct department at a large enterprise with its own profit responsibility

The top five applicants from each target country will be selected. Networking and exchanging knowledge and experience are key components of the programme.



The phase II training course in Sweden has four modules.

1. Market and business analysis: A fact based analysis of the local/regional and international business environment in order to identify and prioritise your company's strategic opportunities.

2. Strategy development: Based on the outcome from module 1, you will assess and develop business strategies. These strategies will be the foundation of your strategic business plan, which is one of the main objectives of the programme.

3. Leadership for change implementation: Focuses on your personal leadership skills and your role as a change agent.

4. Common action plan for private sector development: The private sector's role in economic development and in improving people's lives in general is examined in this module. Participants from both programmes (SBM and PSGS) will work together to develop a national plan for private sector development.




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