Strategic Management, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
8 months
3228 GBP/full
3228 GBP/full
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Are you ready to discover how strategic management can help to explain our dynamic world? In this Strategic Management module at  The Open University UK  you’ll learn how to apply strategic management models and frameworks to real cases — from entrepreneurial companies to large multinationals and see how companies succeed in competition or how corporations expand internationally.


You'll become able to make sense of the strategies of the organisations around you and strategic decision making. This Strategic Management module at The Open University UK will also show how you can have an active role in the analysis of strategic contexts and in shaping and implementing strategy.

Vocational relevance

The focus on developing academic and professional skills closely reflects the Quality Assurance Agency's benchmark statement expectations for business studies and clearly expresses the module's intention to enhance the employability of its students. Although it has a significant theoretical component, the module's emphasis on practical application of strategic models also supports employability across a range of sectors. 

Programme Structure

  • Block 1: You’ll be introduced to key concepts in strategy and strategic management. There is much debate on what strategy is and you’ll learn different definitions and develop a clear understanding of what comprises strategic choices for organisations.
  • Block 2:You’ll examine the implications of the external and internal environments for strategy. The external analysis considers how external forces and competition in industry influence organisations and their strategic choices.
  • Block 3:In this block, attention turns to examining business and competitive strategies and how they influence how organisations conduct their business.
  • Block 4:You’ll look at strategy at a corporate level and covers where strategic decision making takes place.
  • Block 5:You’ll identify and assess the challenges and barriers in implementing strategies as you learn how to put strategy into practice by aligning its formulation and implementation.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

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60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This module makes as few assumptions as possible about what you already know about business or about your experience of formal academic study. However, as this is an OU level 3 module and if you have no previous experience of studying business, it is strongly recommended that you first study An introduction to business and management (B100) and Shaping business opportunities (B207).

Tuition Fee

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    3228 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
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    3228 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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