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This Effective Strategic Management in Business and the Public Sector module from The Open University UK will provide you with the necessary tools to become an effective strategic decision-maker. 

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You'll learn about the analysis of the organisational environment, decision-making processes and implementation of preferred choices. The study materials include a blend of profit, not-for-profit and public sector cases and examples relevant to, and set in international contexts. This will allow you to assess the nuances of strategic management across different organisational and geographical settings. Last but not least, the module will support the development of soft skills, which you'll require both to progress in the qualification and succeed in the workplace.

Vocational relevance

The Effective Strategic Management in Business and the Public Sector module from The Open University UK is designed for professionals from a wide range of contexts and backgrounds who need to actively to engage with the challenges of contemporary management, to develop their management skills and knowledge of management frameworks, theories and tools and to use these appropriately in order to make a real difference in their own practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Unit 2: Strategic analysis This will teach you how to conduct external and internal strategic analyses, both in businesses and the public sectors. You'll explore concepts such as five forces, strategic groups, value chains as well as organisational capabilities.
  • Unit 3: Strategic decision-making This introduces you to how different organisations develop strategic options and choose between them, both at headquarters and unit level. You'll also learn the role that managers play in making these decisions. 
  • Unit 4: Strategy in action This focuses on the implementation of strategic choices, devoting special attention to organisational structure and culture and the barriers that may unfold during this phase. You'll also learn about the importance and practice of change management. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

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30 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • You must have a UK honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, and a minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial, professional or technical role as well as having successfully completed Managing in a changing world (B870) and Creating and sustaining value (B872).

  • You will also need an appropriate facility in English language, sufficient to be able to work effectively at postgraduate level; generally, this means capability equivalent to an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5.

Tuition Fee

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