We will use Walmart as an example to illustrate the various course concepts. The examples provided in this document are to assist you in understanding the concepts and applying them to the class assignments, which consist of a case study and four staged projects. The examples are provided for illustrative purposes only, and may not precisely conform to the specific directions given in the class assignments. Business Analysis (Stage 1) Applying Porter’s Five Forces Analysis The Five Forces are explained in the reading assignments for Week 1. Below is an example showing the application of the Five Forces analysis to Walmart.