• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What is a SWOT Analysis?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

SWOT analysis (I) What is a SWOT Analysis? * SWOT stands for Strength, Weaknesses (Internal), Opportunities and Threats (External) * It can be an excellent, fast tool for exploring the possibilities for initiating new programs in the school. * Through a systematic approach of introspection into both positive and negative concerns, a SWOT analysis looks at future possibilities for the school. * It is intended to summarise a strategic situation, with a view to deciding what the organisation should do next (Lockwood, 2006). * It is a scan of the internal and external environment. (II) Internal and External Analysis Internal Analysis Factors can be evaluated across the school/ department in areas such as: * School/ department culture * School/ department image * Organizational structure * Staff ...read more.

Middle

Strengths A school/ department's strengths are its resources and capabilities that can be used as a basis for developing the school/ department. Weaknesses The absence of certain strengths may be viewed as a weakness. External Analysis Changes in the external environment may be related to: * Intake of students * Trends * Social changes * New education policies * Parents (parental support) * Population demographics * Funding agencies * Service providers (free services/ paid services) Opportunities The external environmental analysis may reveal certain new opportunities for the school/ department. Threats Changes in the external environment may present threats to the school/ department. Note: Opportunities and threats can sometimes have their origin inside the organization. ...read more.

Conclusion

3. Avoid ambiguous, general opportunities and threats that could be put forward for just any school/ department under any circumstances. (IV) Reminders when doing SWOT Analysis * Internal weaknesses could reveal areas that can be changed to improve the school/ department or some things that are beyond control. School/ department could work on areas which they are able to make changes/ improvement. * In a SWOT analysis, the strength and weaknesses of resources must be considered as relative but not absolute terms. It is important to consider whether they are being managed effectively as well as efficiently. Resources, therefore, are not strong or weak purely because they exist or not exist. Rather, their value depends on how they are being managed, controlled and used. ?? ?? ?? ?? Language Learning Support Section: Holistic Planning -Enhancing English Language Learning and Teaching Nov 2006 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Business Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Business Studies essays

  1. Difference in working culture of Malaysia & Singapore

    the king who rules the realm of the dead - gives special permission for all the dead spirits to come up to earth for a month-long visit. Both Taoists and Buddhists see this period as an opportunity for the dead to be relieved from the sufferings of hell, and return to visit their living beloved.

  2. Advance Professional Development

    U wants us as consultant to look into some issues which are often considered as "Less Important", they want to know about the different personal and professional skills that different organizations use to improve their employees skills and competencies level.

  1. Project Management - planning an all inclusive carnival concert in the North Western end ...

    to spend their money to attend a good all-inclusive fete like "Soca In D Sun". So even though from the SWOT analysis one of the weaknesses is that there may be a poor turnout for the event there is a small possibility of that happening because of the time of the year in which the event is taking place.

  2. HMV Group plcs environmental and strategic position

    By understanding the bargaining power of your buyers, helps establish the importance of keeping them happy, which is effective the number one priority, because this is where the revenue comes from. Bargaining power of suppliers The barging power of suppliers for HMV Group may be low, because HMV Group is

  1. SWOT Analysis of Apollo Language School, Vietnam.

    Well-known on the basis of English center?s reputation 3. A guarantee that after the course, the learner will reach the promised score. *The differences: 1. The lenghts of a course taken and the price for it 2. Tuition program. 3, How does Apollo price its products?

  2. Advertisement Analysis (Vaseline)

    Also something that is noticeable on this ad is how the advertiser in the label of the green leaf ?treated with Vaseline jelly? is used a kind of bold font on the words ?Vaseline jelly? to make an emphasis on what is trying to be sold to the audience.

  1. Ford Company Analysis - corporate structure and financial analysis

    The Board reviews these principles and other aspects of Ford governance annually or even more often, depending on the circumstances. The Board of Directors of the Company is elected by and responsible to the shareholders. Ford's business is conducted by its employees, managers and officers, under the direction of the chief executive officer (the CEO)

  2. Questions on Globalisation and International Trade

    While a wholly owned subsidiary would give Starbucks complete control, it also implies that Starbucks would incur all of the cost and risk involved. In Britain, Starbucks did acquire an existing coffee chain that was modeled after Starbucks. Because the chain was already successful, some of the risk that would

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work