Bridging the Gap

November 6th,

DURATIONDURATION: 3 weeks (including orientation)
3 – 5 hours per week

COURSE FEESDELIVERY: Live– Online – Synchronous Learning

Tax Not Included


SESSION STRUCTURE: 8 live sessions

  • Days: Twice a week
  • Session Time: 90 min | From 7:30 - 9:00 PM (GMT+3)

Most business strategies fail to produce positive results, and most strategic goals are not reached as planned. This means that most strategies are dreams that takeaway organizational resources and produce few results.

In this program, we will examine the reasons behind these failures and help you craft and implement strategies that can be put to practice and produce the results you and your organization want. In short, we will help you fill the space between where you want your organization to be and where it is now: the strategy implementation gap. We will assume that you know where your organization wants to be. We will pay attention to bridging the strategy implementation gap. Consequently, the emphasis of this program will be on strategy development and execution.

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Participant Profile

  • Leaders who are moving into a more challenging implementation role.
  • Decision-makers with profit, loss, and budget responsibilities
  • Heads of business units, managers of significant departments, or leaders of major project teams.


Our focus is the same as you:
Your growth and an immediate and long-lasting return on investment.
At MBSC’s Strategy & Execution (Online) Program, you can expect the following:


Complete the Program In 3-weeks

Complete an intensive, practical, interactive program based on participant-centered pedagogy in 3 weeks online

Earn a Digital

Receive a Digital Certificate in Business Specialty in Strategy & Execution (Online) Program from Prince Mohammad bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship


Note: After successful completion of the online program. Your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program.

All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MBSC Executive Education.

Learn From Renowned Faculty Members

Learn from accomplished Professors who are a cut above the rest in their field, are based in Saudi Arabia and come from diverse international backgrounds

Be a Member of MBSC Executive Education Network

Enjoy the immense learning and networking benefits by becoming a part of the MBSC’s network of professionals


Participants will learn:
  1. Why organizations have such a hard time changing, even if the change is desired.
    You'll do that with
    Exploring the personal and collective dimensions of that failure to change and propose strategies that help you deal with them.
  2. How to ensure that your organization is capable of implementing the strategic goals it has developed.
    You'll do that with
    • Focusing on the design of the organization, from its incentive systems to its structure. This process will allow us to understand how to change the organization's parts that do not fit with your strategy.
    • Assessing in developing a language that individuals in the organization can understand and relate to and on metrics that help you evaluate your progress and provide early signals of problems.
  3. How to develop and implement an actionable strategic plan from your strategic goals.
    You'll do that with
    Ensuring that your strategies are developed to be actionable and implemented with the least disruption and for your organization's maximum benefit.
After attending the program, participants will be able to:
  • Analyze how a business through its strategy creates, delivers, and captures value
  • Identify and evaluate the sources of competitive advantage
  • Design and implement strategies that maximize value creation and value appropriation
  • Lead the strategy implementation process through change and uncertainty
  • Rely on modern strategic tools and mindset for the benefit of their organizations
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Your Learning Journey


MBSC offers synchronous online programs that maintain a high level of engagement and meet the needs of individual learning styles while also leveraging the power of peer learning. This is achieved through a user-friendly learning platform that enables participants to easily navigate the program content and achieve learning objectives.

The program structure includes a variety of teaching instruments, such as:


Video Lectures & live
interactive sessions

Peers learning

Reading materials:
case studies, articles

Quizzes, simulation,
interactive games


Assignment &

The program curriculum is built around 8 comprehensive sessions.

Learning Journey

For more information about the program syllabus
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Meet the Faculty

Farzad R. Khan, Ph.D.

Program Director, Associate Professor of Management

Function and Specialization

  • Change Management
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy

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Dr. Farzad R. Khan has taught for 20 years at leading universities in Canada, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. He is presently an Associate Professor in Management at the Prince Mohammad bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC).

Dr. Khan graduated with a Ph.D. in Strategy and Organization from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 2005. His Ph.D. dissertation was co-supervised by Professor Henry Mintzberg considered the top ten management thinkers alive by the Financial Times of London. While at McGill University, Dr. Khan received the “Teacher of the Year Award” from its Management Undergraduate Society. Dr. Khan also has a Masters in Economics of Developing Countries from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Bachelor with Great Distinction from McGill University in Accounting and Finance.

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  • Involved in consulting assignments as well as in executive development programs.
  • Educated and coached executives in leadership-related skills from leading Saudi and international organizations such as;
    • Cisco Systems, Costa Coffee, Huawei, Nestle, Proctor and Gamble, SABIC, Saudi Arabian Railways, Saudi Aramco
  • A guest speaker on many prestigious forums:
    • Hanken School of Economics (Finland), Harvard Medical School’s Leadership in Healthcare Management Executive Program, the EMBA Program at Hult International Business School, and the National Institutes of Health Bio-Ethics Program for Aga Khan University.
  • Published various research papers in:
    • Leading academic business/management journals: Human Relations, Organization, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Change Management.

Larissa von Alberti-Alhtaybat Ph.D.

Vice Dean of Programs & Faculty, Associate Professor of Accounting

Function and Specialization

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategic Management Accounting and Performance Management
  • Corporate Reporting, Sustainability, and Integrated Reporting
  • Integrated Thinking and Reporting
  • Accounting and New Technologies
  • Accounting Education

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Dr. Larissa von Alberti-Alhtaybat holds an MSc degree (distinction) in Accounting & Finance and Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Southampton, UK, which was undertaken with scholarships from the University of Southampton and the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC), UK. Following her postgraduate education, she undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southampton, which was also funded by the ESRC. Her focal point was strategic management accounting and performance management at Higher Education institutions, which she has continued to pursue both in research and administrative terms.

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2008-2012, German-Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan, a collaborative start-up institution between the German and Jordanian governments.

  • Was a founding faculty member in the School of Management & Logistics
  • The first head of accounting department
  • The first exchange officer at the School
  • In charge of the School’s network with German industry and universities
  • In charge of the students exchange year in Germany

In 2012, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah,

  • Was a member of the AACSB and AMBA accreditation team at Faculty of Economics and Administration


What Past Participants Experienced?

At Prince Mohammed bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC), we make sure to collect all your valuable feedback and apply it according to your needs.

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Say that the session offered a range of “opportunities to participate, reflect, learn, and take away practical tools to apply to an organization

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Source: MBSC’s Strategy & Execution Program Evaluation Results, 2021.