Teaching Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2000 (Revised March 2001)

Competition & Strategy: Course Structure TN

by Michael E. Porter and Jan W. Rivkin


Provides an overview of the Competition & Strategy course, a first course on business strategy, as taught at Harvard Business School during the summer of 1999. Describes the role of the course in the overall MBA curriculum, the superstructure of the course, and the concepts emphasized in each module and case. Emphasizes how the parts of the course fit together to form an integrated body of ideas and analytical tools.

Keywords: Curriculum and Courses; Higher Education; Management; Business or Company Management; Growth and Development Strategy; Management Practices and Processes; Competitive Strategy; Competitive Advantage; Corporate Strategy; Education Industry;


Porter, Michael E., and Jan W. Rivkin. "Competition & Strategy: Course Structure TN." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 700-091, January 2000. (Revised March 2001.)