Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ)

This course introduces the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis. It is concerned with managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. The course is focused on the information, analysis, organizational processes, and skills and business judgment managers must use to devise strategies, position their businesses, define firm boundaries and maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty and competition.

Content Covered

  • Introduction to strategic management
  • Introduction to External Environment
  • Introduction to Internal Environment
  • Introduction to Innovation & Change
  • Organizational Design and Its Effectiveness
  • Porters competitive Strategies
  • Organizational Life Cycle and Design
  • PESTEL analysis
  • Types of Change
  • Elements of Successful Change
  • Innovation and change
  • The innovation funnel
  • Leadership for change
  • Leadership styles
  • Decision-making process
  • Application of Ansoff matrix, BCG matrix, and Porters Value chain analysis

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Further Progression

Successful learners of this course will be eligible to receive 6 ECTS credits exemption in the Master of Business Administration program of Guglielmo Marconi University offered through Athena Global Education. Additional administrative charges will apply and the admission to the MBA will be subject to the eligibility criteria.

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ)

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ) is a professional awarding organization incorporated in the UK and is a subsidiary of Westford Education Group, which is into providing higher education to global learners since 2009. CIQ aims to develop and accredit qualifications that meet the ongoing needs of learners and the corporate sector ensuring individuals have access to opportunities for personal and professional development.

CIQ offers credit-rated programmes under the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF) through the credit rating agency Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) which enables the learner to attain UK regulated qualifications. Apart from the credit-rated programmes, CIQ also offers stand-alone professional diplomas and certification programmes which have been developed based on the current need of the industry. CIQ has also partnered with NCFE-UK (Northern Council for Further Education) and TQUK (Training Qualifications, UK) for joint certification for the courses developed by CIQ. courses developed by CIQ.

    Fee Details

  • Course fee

    :USD 300.00 (To be paid upon registration)
  • Certification fee

    :USD 200.00 (To be paid prior to certification)
  • Total

    : USD 500.00
  • Maximum Duration

    :3 Months
  • Assessment

    :Case study/Project work
  • Eligibility Criteria

    :No prior certification or work experience necessary for admission
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FAQs About this program

What are the eligibility criteria required for the Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management?

Learners wishing to be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management will be able to directly enroll for the programme, as there is no pre-requisite for prior certifications. However, if they choose to progress to the MBA programme, they should meet the minimum eligibility criteria for the MBA programme.

What are the documents required for admission to Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management?

Interested candidates must upload their Identity cards as a means to verify their identity.

How long can I use the free trial and what can I access during the trial period? What happens after the trial period?

Once you register for the course, you will have access to the learning resources of three units of the first chapter. Your access to these learning resources will end after 7 days of registration and you will need to enroll for the program by paying the course fee.

How will I learn?

The core resources of the program are video classes and related reading material. Apart from the video classes and reading material, you will be given access to live, interactive online classes where you will be able to attend a virtual classroom and communicate with instructors and your fellow learners. This is an opportunity for learners to clarify their doubts and get a clear understanding of how to work on the assigned project.

How do I access online live classes?

Upcoming live-classes will be listed under the “Online Classes” section, where you will be able to register for those classes that are convenient to your schedule.

Once you register for the live class, you must log in to the learning portal 5 minutes prior to the class start time. You will see an option to launch the class, just click on “Launch Class” and attend the virtual class from any smart device. You may be asked to download “E-lecta” software when connecting for the first time and you will also need to allow popups within your browser for our website. If you are unable to attend these classes, a recording of all such past classes will be available to you in the “Online Classes” section.

Do you provide Learners’ Support?

Each programme has one Module Mentor and you can email him/her to clear any doubts you may have about the programme. If you experience technical issues, you can report them through our live ‘Chat’ facility on the website or email us at itsupport@schneideit.com. At this time we do not provide placement support to our learners due to geographic limitations.

What is the course structure of the Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management?

    The programme comprises of the following content:

  • Introduction to strategic management
  • Introduction to External Environment
  • Introduction to Internal Environment
  • Introduction to Innovation & Change
  • Organizational Design and Its Effectiveness
  • Porters competitive Strategies
  • Organizational Life Cycle and Design
  • PESTEL analysis
  • Types of Change
  • Elements of Successful Change
  • Innovation and change
  • The innovation funnel
  • Leadership for change
  • Leadership styles
  • Decision making process
  • Application of Ansoff matrix, BCG matrix and Porters Value chain analysis

How do the Exams and Assessments work?

There are no written exams for this programme. Once you are enrolled in the programme, you will be able to access the assignment brief under the ‘Project Details’ section in the learning portal. Apart from the assessment brief, you will be given the learning outcomes and performance criteria to know what is expected in the project from the learner. If you still have questions concerning the assignments, you can seek the support of the faculty during the live classes for the module. We are here to give you the help you need. After you have submitted the assignment, the faculty will evaluate and provide feedback, including results (your grade), within 21 days of your submission. If you fail, you will be given feedback on the assignment stating the reasons for failure. You will have to rework the project according to the feedback provided by the assessor. You will need to rework only the areas where you failed and not on the entire project. You will have to resubmit the assignment within 21 days of the publication of the result (grade). There are no additional fees for the resubmission.

Will I be eligible for further studies?

Successful learners of this course will be eligible to receive 6 ECTS credits exemption in the Master of Business Administration program of Guglielmo Marconi University offered through Athena Global Education. Additional administrative charges will apply and the admission to the MBA will be subject to the eligibility criteria.

Where can I see the course outlines?

The course outlines and learning outcomes are given as downloadable documents on the webpage of the course and also in the assignment brief.

What is the Minimum and Maximum Course Duration?

Once you have registered for the Postgraduate Certificate programme in Strategic Management, the maximum time allowed to complete the programme is 90 days. If you are unable to complete the course within 90 days, you may apply for an extension of 30 days by paying a Course Extension fee of USD 100.

The minimum duration of the course is 21 days though some exceptions may apply.

FAQs About admission, fee & other charges

What is the admission process for the Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management?

Follow these steps to formally enroll in the Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management:

  • 1. Register on Athena Global Education for a free 7-day trial.
  • 2. Pay the course fee when you are convinced about the learning model.
  • 3. On successful payment, you will be sent an official ‘Admission Letter’ along with a receipt for the amount paid. You will also get access to the Assignment related documents in the ‘Project Details’ section.
  • 4.Start Learning.

Are there any extension fees?

If you fail to submit the assignment within 90 days of the enrollment date, you can request an extension of not more than 30 days and pay a fee of USD 100.00 ($100)

If you do not resubmit the failed assignment within 21 days of the published results, you may request an extension of not more than 30 days by paying USD 100.00 ($100).

If you fail again on your RE-submission, you may apply for a Re-Take by paying USD 150 ($150). You will have another 90 days of access to the resources and will need to submit the assignment within these 90 days from the retake date. The process then restarts as mentioned above.

What are the documents required for admission to Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management?

Interested candidates must upload their Identity cards as a means to verify their identity.

What are the applicable fees for the Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Strategic Management?

  • Course fee: USD 300.00 (To be paid upon registration)
  • Certification fee : USD 200.00 (To be paid prior to certification)
  • Total : USD 500.00

Sample Video Lectures

Learning Outcomes
Strategy, Design and Organizational Effectiveness
Introduction to External Environment

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Iowa 51503, USA
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Sharjah Publishing City,
Free Zone, Sharjah, UAE
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The Sherrington Building, Magdalen Centre,
The Oxford Science Park,
Oxford OX4 4GA. UK
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