Strategic Management, Short Course | Part time online | University of Birmingham online | United Kingdom
2 months
1250 GBP/full
1250 GBP/full
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Develop strategic planning and management skills essential for your career prospects in the ever-changing world of public administration.

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Taught by the University of Birmingham online , the UK’s leading academic centre for research and teaching on local governance and strategic public management, this Strategic Management course focuses on the importance of strategy the integral role it plays in effective public management. 

It’s through the influence of INLOGOV that you’ll develop a deeper understanding of today’s public service practices and strategies, preparing you to lead change anywhere in the world.

By examining the theoretical frameworks and data underpinning strategic management, this course focuses on providing you with the practical knowledge and skills to use strategic management capabilities in government and public sector organisations.

Why choose a postgraduate micro-credential short course?

Boost your CV in just eight weeks

  • Develop the specialist skills you need for your career goals
  • Gain an introduction to our Online MPA
  • Get a taster of online learning before committing to a full MPA degree
  • Earn a postgraduate micro-credential certificate worth 10 masters credits
  • Study around your existing commitments with 100% online learning
  • Expand your expertise at a top-100 University
  • Join a community of like-minded learners from over 50 different countries

Programme Structure

Why Study this Course?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of strategic management and understand why it’s key to public administration
  • Apply core strategic management skills, including shaping emergent strategies and meta-planning in complex adaptive public service systems
  • Map and analyse forces for strategic change which are driven by the external environment
  • Generate and evaluate coherent strategic options for public services
  • Map strategic stakeholder groups, evaluate their importance to the achievement of strategic aims and engage them effectively in the development and implementation of strategy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • Flexible

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  • Semi-structured
  • Proactive tutoring and support

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible to apply for a short course, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university, OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Professional applications may also be considered. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    1250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.


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