This collection of stackable modules aims to introduce you to tools that enable you to implement a strategy.

Who is this for?

  • Anyone responsible for or aspires to be involved with the implementation of a strategy within an organisation.
  • If you choose to study past our Bronze, Silver and Gold badges, minimum criteria for the Postgraduate Award is an English language speaking IELTS score of 6.5.

How you will study

Our modules are fully stackable and self-paced, so you choose how much you want to learn and when.

Available stacks

  • Bronze: 4 hours online, access anytime
  • Silver: 6 hours online, access anytime
  • Gold: 10 hours live online cohort based learning (live dates will be in May 2023 and October 2023, split across two half-days at times to suit many global time-zones).

Our stacks offer reflection activities throughout which we suggest you allow additional time for, this is at your pace but our guidance is up to 8 hours for Bronze and up to 12 hours for Silver. This is your opportunity to apply your new knowledge and reflect on the impact it can have on you in your current and future roles.

Location: Online – a combination of always available, access anytime and live online.


What you will learn

Bronze Strategic Management

Bronze – Self-paced

Award: Cranfield Bronze Digital Learning Badge

By the end of your Bronze stack you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the overlap and differences between strategy formulation and strategy implementation.
  • Assess the relative importance of different reasons for strategic failure.
  • Critically assess a strategic environment and apply approaches to identify potential success factors and implementation blockers.
  • Evaluate strategy and strategic processes against the elements of the viable systems model.

Silver Strategic Management

Silver – Self-paced

Award: Cranfield Silver Digital Learning Badge

Should you want to progress to our Silver stack, by the end of your study you will have developed knowledge enabling you to:

  • Analyse and critically assess an organisation’s strategy control processes.
  • Analyse and critically assess an organisation’s levers of strategic control.
  • Explain question-based approaches to strategic performance measurement frameworks and critically apply these approaches to a case situation.

Gold Strategic Management

Gold – Live Online

Award: Cranfield Gold Digital Learning Badge

Taking your stack up to Gold level will deepen your knowledge and learning, enabling you to:

  • Apply strategic process for critically assessing strategy.
  • Apply strategic process for the implementation of strategy.
  • Apply strategic processes for the cascading of strategy.
  • Evaluate the implementation of strategy and likelihood of success through the application of an audit tool.

Postgraduate Award

Completing the Bronze, Silver and Gold Cranfield Digital Badges within this stack alongside those in the Strategic Thinking stack and an Integrated Assessment will earn you a Postgraduate Award in Strategic Management.

To qualify for the PGCert in Business and Management, three core PGAwards are required, which are:

  • Making Sense of the Economy and Introduction to Financial Management
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Thinking and Strategic Management

The PGCert is a requirement for applying for a PGDip and MSc.

Postgraduate Certificate

This comprises 3 Postgraduate Awards.

Postgraduate Diploma

This comprises 6 Postgraduate Awards.

Master of Science (MSc)

PG Diploma, plus a thesis.

Where do I sign up?

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