Project Description

Your Pathway to MBA 

The Postgraduate Strategic Management Level 7-8  develops your all-round strategic, management and leadership skills to advance to executive management and a Top-Up MBA, recognised internationally and by SAQA at Level 8.

The approach is both Global and Local, focused on cutting-edge expertise and practical work-related skills needed for the digital 21st century.  The User-friendly Online or Blended learning material is ideal to do and enjoy in your own time.

With the Postgraduate course, you can  complete a Top-up MBA at a number of world-ranked universities, generally by dissertation. The Postgraduate course includes student membership of the international Institute of Directors (IOD).

Course Units

The Course Units and assignments below are available separately or as a full programme.

1. Strategic Planning and Management

2. Strategic Marketing Management

3. Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management

4. Organisational Behaviour

5. Strategic Human Resource Management

6. Finance for Strategic Managers

7. Corporate Communication Strategies

8. Research for Strategic Development

Modules 

The Modules below consist of guided learning material with optional exercises, readings, webinars, internet resources, 24/7 support, tutoring, mentoring, chat groups and other support. A Certificate is issued for each Module.

Strategies for Growth

Exploring and applying the different strategies, models, ideas and opportunities for growth,  and the various tools, measures and controls  in planning and achieving growth.

The External Environment of Business

Assessing and planning for influences on the business outside your control, including Macro Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal factors as well as Micro Industry and Competitive factors.

Strategic Planning Tools

A most valuable tool-kit of a wide range of resources, tools, models and ideas to help create and implement effective business strategies.

Strategic and Systems Management

An integrated overview of options for strategic direction, planning and systems management . Making the right choices for your business.

Business Planning  

Creating a practical business plan that targets and achieves the stated vision, mission, purpose aims and objectives of a business.

Impact of Technology on Business

Analyse and capitalise on the rapidly changing role of  IT, e-business, e-marketing and other technologies in business and the economy.

Innovation and R&D

Creating competitive business advantages by ongoing innovation, research and development.

Managing Projects 

Getting things done. Using the right tools to run projects and implement strategies effectively.

Implementing and Managing Quality Systems

Right first time, right every time. The place of quality in business strategy.

Marketing Strategy

Creating an effective and successful market presence. Developing effective marketing strategies and campaigns.

Analysing the Competition

What are my competitors doing, how are they doing it and why? Analysing competitor actions to enhance competitive advantages.

High Performance Sales

Understanding and applying the key elements and secrets of successful selling for high performance.

E-Marketing Communication

Understanding and using effective e-marketing communication including social media and email marketing.

Customers and their Needs

Ensuring that customers are understood, recognised and valued, including customer relationship management systems.

Qualities of Effective Leadership

Developing and applying the qualities and skills making successful leaders, including a range of approaches by established experts.

Developing Interpersonal Skills

Connecting and bonding with people within the commercial sectors is extremely important for good business. This module trains you in skills to enhance communication and create strong bonds.

Motivating and influencing people

Inspiring people to create a unity of direction, purpose and performance within business.

Making decisions

Doing the right things in the right way at the right time. Understanding and applying the process of making a good decision.

Creativity and problem solving

Do problems pose a threat or are they an opportunity to improve? How to turn a problems into business opportunities.

Studying and Using Management Theories

Understanding and applying the wide range of management theories and models, with real life examples.

Culture and Ethics

Understanding and enhancing the positive role of culture and ethics involved in the business world today.

Governance and Directorships

Structuring, directing and controlling a business professionally, including environmental, social and governance issues.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management plays a central role in the strategy of any organization, with people as a vital resource.

Recruiting and CPD

Getting the best people. Developing the best people. Keeping the best people.

Measuring and Rewarding Performance

Knowing and measuring performance and rewarding people accordingly.

Developing High Performance Teams

Developing cohesion and teamwork that enhances business performance.

Interpreting Business Accounts

Understanding and applying the litmus tests of business health.

Tools of Financial Analysis

Understanding and using the resources, tools and techniques to keep a finger on the pulse of the business.

Managing Cash and Working Capital

Managing cash, cash flow and working capital. The lifeblood of business.

Exercises in Quantitative Techniques

How to understand and use key figures for successful business management.

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Entry Criteria

To enrol onto the Postgraduate Level 7-8 programme, you must have either

  • Level 6, or equivalent degree or diploma or
  • 5 years relevant management experience
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Modules

The Modules below consist of guided learning material with optional exercises, readings, webinars, internet resources, 24/7 support, tutoring, mentoring, chat groups and other support. A Certificate is issued for each Module.

Strategies for Growth

Exploring and applying the different strategies, models, ideas and opportunities for growth,  and the various tools, measures and controls  in planning and achieving growth.

The External Environment of Business

Assessing and planning for influences on the business outside your control, including Macro Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal factors as well as Micro Industry and Competitive factors.

Strategic Planning Tools

A most valuable tool-kit of a wide range of resources, tools, models and ideas to help create and implement effective business strategies.

Strategic and Systems Management

An integrated overview of options for strategic direction, planning and systems management . Making the right choices for your business.

Business Planning  

Creating a practical business plan that targets and achieves the stated vision, mission, purpose aims and objectives of a business.

Impact of Technology on Business

Analyse and capitalise on the rapidly changing role of  IT, e-business, e-marketing and other technologies in business and the economy.

Innovation and R&D

Creating competitive business advantages by ongoing innovation, research and development.

Managing Projects 

Getting things done. Using the right tools to run projects and implement strategies effectively.

Implementing and Managing Quality Systems

Right first time, right every time. The place of quality in business strategy.

Marketing Strategy

Creating an effective and successful market presence. Developing effective marketing strategies and campaigns.

Analysing the Competition

What are my competitors doing, how are they doing it and why? Analysing competitor actions to enhance competitive advantages.

High Performance Sales

Understanding and applying the key elements and secrets of successful selling for high performance.

E-Marketing Communication

Understanding and using effective e-marketing communication including social media and email marketing.

Customers and their Needs

Ensuring that customers are understood, recognised and valued, including customer relationship management systems.

Qualities of Effective Leadership

Developing and applying the qualities and skills making successful leaders, including a range of approaches by established experts.

Developing Interpersonal Skills

Connecting and bonding with people within the commercial sectors is extremely important for good business. This module trains you in skills to enhance communication and create strong bonds.

Motivating and influencing people

Inspiring people to create a unity of direction, purpose and performance within business.

Making decisions

Doing the right things in the right way at the right time. Understanding and applying the process of making a good decision.

Creativity and problem solving

Do problems pose a threat or are they an opportunity to improve? How to turn a problems into business opportunities.

Studying and Using Management Theories

Understanding and applying the wide range of management theories and models, with real life examples.

Culture and Ethics

Understanding and enhancing the positive role of culture and ethics involved in the business world today.

Governance and Directorships

Structuring, directing and controlling a business professionally, including environmental, social and governance issues.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management plays a central role in the strategy of any organization, with people as a vital resource.

Recruiting and CPD

Getting the best people. Developing the best people. Keeping the best people.

Measuring and Rewarding Performance

Knowing and measuring performance and rewarding people accordingly.

Developing High Performance Teams

Developing cohesion and teamwork that enhances business performance.

Interpreting Business Accounts

Understanding and applying the litmus tests of business health.

Tools of Financial Analysis

Understanding and using the resources, tools and techniques to keep a finger on the pulse of the business.

Managing Cash and Working Capital

Managing cash, cash flow and working capital. The lifeblood of business.

Exercises in Quantitative Techniques

How to understand and use key figures for successful business management.

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Course Units

The 8 Course Units and Assignments are as follows.

1. Strategic Planning and Management

2. Strategic Marketing Management

3. Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management

4. Organisational Behaviour

5. Strategic Human Resource Management

6. Finance for Strategic Managers

7. Corporate Communication Strategies

8. Research for Strategic Development

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