36 months
3030 GBP/year
3030 GBP/year
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Strategic Management (Online) at University of Derby will help you to shape, implement and lead effective strategy in a global business environment, adding valuable impact to your organisation and strengthening your career as a manager or leader.

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A robust strategy, implemented well and managed effectively, enables organisations to operate competitively and to thrive in an ever-changing, increasingly challenging business landscape. The success of a strategy’s execution depends largely on the talent and capability of its leadership. Without these, even the sharpest of strategies won't yield the desired outcomes.

Accredited by ILM, this contemporary Strategic Management Masters programme, with an optional specialist Strategic Sustainability Management pathway, is suited to those with strategic responsibility or who are becoming involved with organisational strategy. It is relevant to any profession and all sectors around the world.

The MSc Strategic Management (Online) programme has been designed with input from successful business professionals to address strategic needs of global organisations through to small and medium enterprises. It aims to prepare you to be a key player in your organisation’s success.

The programme will provide an advanced understanding of key strategic business disciplines through practical application and leading-edge theory. Learning will be enriched with real-life case studies and guest speakers from industry.

You will gain a fundamental understanding of how to plan, formulate and execute strategy through innovative and entrepreneurial approaches. Core and optional modules will cover areas such as internationalisation, corporate sustainability, human capital and talent management, accounting and finance, marketing and risk management. All highly applicable to the global business environment, today and tomorrow.

ILM Accreditation featuring Dual Award

The MSc Strategic Management programme is accredited by ILM, the UKs leading Leadership and Management Awarding Organisation (part of the City & Guilds Group). It offers a dual award giving you the opportunity to achieve the ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management alongside your Masters qualification.

You must complete the following three modules to receive your ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management:

  • Strategic Execution, Management and Leadership 
  • Strategy Formulation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • Independent Study

A cutting-edge, globally oriented curriculum based on real-world learning

Throughout this course, you will gain a holistic view of strategic management, exploring the subject in a global context and across professional disciplines. Your learning will be enriched by an international and multi-disciplinary student cohort, all sharing experiences, local practices and cultures. Throughout the course, you'll develop the ability to develop, implement and lead innovative strategy, an attractive and valuable skill set sought by employers worldwide. 

Gain a Postgraduate Certificate in one year for your CPD

If you are seeking a postgraduate qualification and do not feel ready to commit to a full Master’s award, then the Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management means that you will be able to complete a shorter level 7 qualification in 12 months, for your continuing professional development requirements.


This course will develop your ability to formulate, manage and execute business strategy, helping you to become an effective strategic leader and manager. From mid-managers, team leaders, or first line managers, this programme will develop your strategic leadership and management skills helping you to forge a successful career in strategic management roles of small or large organisations, or within your own business.

Throughout the course, you will be able to apply knowledge learnt on the programme directly into your workplace, helping you to make a positive impact quickly, which will be rewarding on a personal level and will be of great value to your employer or to your own business.

Programme Structure


  • Strategy Formulation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Execution, Management and Leadership
  • International Business Strategies
  • Career Coaching and Mentoring
  • Transforming Personal Skills
  • Independent Study
  • Sustainable Business Management
  • Financial Dimensions of Strategic Decisions
  • Innovation in Marketing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • Continuous support with feedback on request

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have a UK undergraduate degree (at least a 2:2) with honours in any business-related subject, or an equivalent international qualification. Equivalent professional qualifications will also be considered for entry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    3030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


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