Develop and deploy effective strategies

Be a strategic change-maker capable of enabling your organisation to compete into the future. Learn how to develop workplace strategies that enhance technology and people to build sustainable platforms and ecosystems.

Our units

Through structured learning activities including video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments, you will learn:

  1. Be competitive – how to think strategically to make your organisation more competitive.
  2. Be global – how crucial it is for supply chains to effectively meet customer demands.
  3. Be disruptive – how to leverage technology and innovation to disrupt and reshape your organisation.
  4. Be sustainable – how to make a positive contribution to the world while effectively maintaining the bottom line.

1. Be competitive

The ability to think strategically in today’s global, high-tech business environment is critical to ensuring your organisation survives and grows into the future.

  • to break down business strategy to its essential elements
  • to develop your strategic thinking skills
  • to improve your organisation’s competitiveness
  • how to apply the key principles behind value co-creation, strategy and marketing
  • how to continuously plan, monitor, analyse and assess all that is necessary for an organisation to meet its goals and objectives
  • to be prepared to take your organisation forward in a viable strategic direction

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Be Competitive open unit on Coursera.

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2. Be global

Businesses and their supply chains are facing increasing competition and uncertainty in what is now a truly globalised trade environment.

  • how to think globally – ensuring supply chains meet customer demands while minimising costs and maximising responsiveness
  • how to make important trade-off decisions between cost, quality and flexibility of supply chains
  • to create future-focused capabilities required to design and manage effective, sustainable and efficient global supply chains of tomorrow.

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Be Global open unit on Coursera.

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3. Be disruptive

‘Disruption’ has become a buzz word in the business world. Explore what this is about in this unit.

  • how to deploy disruptive strategic thinking to develop or protect your organisation’s competitive advantage
  • which strategies and technologies to use to be disruptive and take the next step for your organisation
  • how to enhance your ability to think strategically and become your organisation’s disruptive change-maker.

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Be Disruptive open unit on Coursera

Unit curriculum

4. Be sustainable

It is no longer acceptable for organisations to focus entirely on financial success if they are going to be competitive on the global stage.

  • how to expand your strategic thinking beyond your organisation’s competitive financial environment and consider its broader impact on society
  • to grapple with the conflicting outcomes of societal impact and maximising financial return as you develop the skills to create a balance that is sustainable
  • to gain an appreciation of how important sustainability will be for every organisation in the future – and how you can achieve this.

For a taster of the Global MBA experience, you can access the Be Sustainable open unit on Coursera.

Unit curriculum

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