You’ve been tasked to increase enrollment at ECC(Erie community college) by 10% for the 2018-19 school year. Before you can develop a strategy, you must analyze the internal and external business environment.
1. Develop a SWOT analysis for Erie Community College as if you were the president of the institution. You will have to do some research (read: Googling) on the college as well as the competitive landscape of community colleges. List at least three bullet points for each of the four areas: Strengths/Weaknesses (internal) and Opportunities/Threats (external).
2. What are ECC’s distinctive competencies and its core capabilities?
3. What institutions are in ECC’s strategic group?
4. What new entrants might ECC be threatened by?
5. What position do you recommend ECC take to protect itself from industry-wide competition and to create a sustainable competitive advantage?