This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

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To develop knowledge and understanding of the key academic concepts in strategic management where students are invited to test the relevance of module content in a defence environment.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration3 days
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost

    Short Course for Credit Fee: £1,050

    Short Course Fee: £1,155

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  • Appraise strategic management and explore key academic theories in management.
  • Critique the importance of financial management in a defence context.
  • Contrast corporate approaches to strategy with strategy in
  • Assess relevance of leadership and management theories to the defence context.
  • Investigate relationship between strategy and structure in the defence context.

Core content

  • History and key thinkers in the development of management theories.
  • Detailing and analysing MOD Strategic Planning Process
  • Strategy: process, analysis, options and implementation.
  • Identifying linkage between leadership and strategic management.
  • Defence Economics and Finance (an introduction). · Strategy and structure

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Defence and Security (Engineering) or (Leadership and Management) or (Technology) MSc.

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Dr Ifti Zaidi
The Course leader is supported by a range of guest lecturers who are leading thinkers or practitioners in their fields.

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