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Postgraduate Certificate

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Policy / Strategic Planning Management (General)

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Course Summary

This Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management offers a strong foundation in the formulation and execution of business strategies in a global context, helping you to shape and lead innovative and entrepreneurial strategies for organisational success. This is a one-year course which is perfect for continuing professional development at level 7.

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Organisations depend on effective and robust business strategy in order to thrive in an ever-changing and increasingly challenging business landscape. The successful implementation and execution of strategy depends on the skills and ability of its leadership. Without the right talent and capability of those driving the strategy, the desired outcomes are unlikely to be achieved.

Accredited by ILM, this Strategic Management Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) is ideally suited to anyone looking to gain a level 7 postgraduate qualification in the area of strategic management whilst building their continuing professional development.

This one-year course covers the fundamentals of strategic management in a global context, with a focus on the formulation and implementation of strategy including strategies for international business. It looks at the leadership and management capabilities required for strategies to be successful and at innovation and entrepreneurship as crucial characteristics for success in a competitive landscape.

The PG Cert Strategic Management provides an advanced understanding of key strategic business disciplines through practical application and leading-edge theory. Learning will be enriched with real-life case studies and guest speakers from industry.


This course will develop your ability to formulate, manage and execute business strategy, helping you to become an effective strategic leader and manager. From mid-managers, team leaders, or first line managers, this programme will develop your strategic leadership and management skills helping you to forge a successful career in strategic management roles of small or large organisations, or within your own business.

Throughout the course, you will be able to apply knowledge learnt on the programme directly into your workplace, helping you to make a positive impact quickly, which will be rewarding on a personal level and of great value to your employer or your own business.


This module has been designed to build on, and complement, the Strategic Management module and has been structured specifically to explore the global changes that are impacting on multi- and international organizations/corporations and their industries. Additionally, it examines how these changes, and the opportunities and threats which they create, also lure domestic enterprises into the international business arena. It focuses on how various types of enterprise are expanding and relying more on their international operations, and how they develop strategies and establish objectives to either internationalize their domestic operations or expand their current international business operations as part of their overall organisational strategy.

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Entry requirements

You should normally have a UK undergraduate degree (at least a 2:2) with honours in any business-related subject discipline, or an equivalent international qualification. Equivalent professional qualifications will also be considered for entry. If you do not have the above required academic or professional qualifications but do have significant management experience and a substantial record of achievement, then we will also consider your application.