A brand new course covering the core areas of strategic management

The Developing and Executing Strategy course is the capstone and final course in your online MBA programme

This course covers the core areas of strategic management and uses the general management setting to integrate ideas across the core disciplines covered in other MBA core courses. Developing and Executing Strategy begins by examining the evolution of management and academic thinking around strategy and strategic management over the past 50 years, reviews the diversity of contemporary strategy theory and practice and examines the role of strategy in the management of different types of organisations.

The course then examines a variety of aspects of strategy, such as strategic intent, analysis, strategic options and implementation. At each stage the links with other management disciplines, such as leadership, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and finance are considered. Finally an integrative framework for strategic decision-making is presented, which facilitates a holistic approach to complex business and management issues.

Topics include:

Introduction to Strategy and Strategists
Strategic Intent
Strategic Issue Diagnosis 
Interpreting and Analysing the Environment
Analysing the Organisation
Generating, Selecting and Evaluating Strategic Options
Strategy Implementation and Practice

The course encourages students to think and operate at the strategic level in a range of dynamic settings through integration of ideas across core business disciplines.
 

​Why did we update our MBA curriculum and learning resources?

Delivering on our promise

To remain true to our promise of affordable access to transformational learning, we have recently committed to refreshing and updating our MBA programme, reviving all course content and redesigning our learning platform to keep pace with our changing world and our students' needs. We continue to design our programmes for real life, offering lifelong learning on your terms, helping professionals from all walks of life to achieve their ambitions, as we pursue a more equal world through education.



A learning experience to suit your needs

Learn on your own terms, on a learning platform that is accessible and full of modern functionality to enhance your experience and suit your circumstances.

Exemptions

Do you already have academic qualifications?

You may be entitled to exemptions from core and elective courses on our masters programmes.

Exemptions

Support

All our programmes come with full support

From faculty message boards, past papers and online self tests to peer-to-peer networks and dedicated advisors.

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Examinations

Sit your exams locally

We offer local examinations to all our students. Each course is assessed by a one three-hour examination. You can sit your exams in March, June, August and December.

Examinations

Fees

How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible.

Fees

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Our MBA is open to all

Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. 
English language proficiency. Alternatively, formal entry can still be gained by passing three MBA courses one of which must be a core course.

 

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