Online course details

UK/EU fee

£875 (2020/21)

International fee

£875 (2020/21)

Course level

Level 6

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

21 September 2020 or 24 May 2021

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

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.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise the effects of the external environment and globalisation trends and dynamics on an organisation
  2. Identify the opportunities and develop strategies aimed at gaining sustainable competitive advantages
  3. Critically evaluate potential risks and change management challenges associated with implementation of a strategic plan

Course content

The aim of the course is to examine contemporary issues within the global business environment that are likely to impact upon strategic management principles. The course covers various aspects of strategic management and strategy formulation in order for an organisation to be competitive in the global marketplace.

An indicative list of topics is given below:

Benefits

Offset course credits towards another qualification

Once you’ve completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online BSc (Hons) Business and Management. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

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Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

UK/EU fee: £875

International fee: £875

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

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.

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

*If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5, you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes, which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

Documents to support your application

When submitting your application, please ensure it is complete, with all the relevant documents requested in the application form. These are listed below:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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Who will teach you

Dr Valentina Gorchakova sitting at table with laptop

Dr Valentina Gorchakova
Programme leader

Lecturer in Business and Management, Dr Valentina Gorchakova, started as an academic after a number of years working in business, including running a start-up company in marketing and events, and for the UN Development Programme. Valentina joined the University of Derby Online Learning in 2017 and has become a Programme Leader of the online BSc (Hons) in Business and Management in 2018.

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