Why study this course?
This course focuses on strategy and strategic management within the global context. You will learn about strategies that businesses can employ to identify opportunities, sustainable competitive advantages and grow.
This course explores the effects of globalisation, the ways businesses can adapt in the changing global environment and respond to the emerging challenges and competition. It discusses theory, conceptual frameworks and principles and their application in real life.
You will also explore some of the most important areas in strategic decision-making, including but not limited to production strategy, sustainability, innovation, change and risk management.
You will need A-levels or equivalent qualifications such as a BTEC certificate or diploma, an international baccalaureate, OU credits, an access to HE diploma, Scottish highers or Irish leaving certificate.
We’ll also consider all the information that you include in your application, including evidence of any relevant experience which demonstrates you have the potential to succeed on this online learning course.
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Critically appraise the effects of the external environment and globalisation trends and dynamics on an organisation
- Identify the opportunities and develop strategies aimed at gaining sustainable competitive advantages
- Critically evaluate potential risks and change management challenges associated with implementation of a strategic plan