POSTGRADUATE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
|Strategic Management & Leadership||1 year||
||AIEED + PORTFOLIO + INTERVIEW|
ELIGIBILITY: 12th Pass & Above; 19 Yrs & Above
Edexcel BTEC management oriented programmes at level 7 are designed to provide focused learning, with a strong emphasis on practical skill development along with the acquisition of requisite knowledge and understanding of the business sector. This program is particularly suitable for mature learners. These applied & practical BTEC approaches give all learners the knowledge, understanding, & impetus they need to achieve the skills they require for workplace or education progression. Alvin Toffler’s famous comment ‘There is only one constant today and that is change’ was made some decades ago, but now change itself is changing at a fast rate.
The phenomenal pace of change in countries such as China and India is impacting on older, established economies in the western world. The prevalent forces for organisational change, including globalisation and the supply of ideas at much faster speeds and lower costs, have been evident for some time. Many advocate the fact that the world of business is now in a permanent state of flux and constant innovation is the only strategy for survival.
The programme of Strategic Management and Leadership includes functions of strategic management eg reviewing strategic aims and objectives, improving organisational performance, creating, communicating and implementing change, developing and leading high performance teams, strategic decision making; definitions of leadership eg Mintzberg’s 10 Managerial Roles; followership; direct versus indirect leadership; link between strategic management and leadership eg the skills of the leader to achieve the strategic objectives etc.
The delivery method for strategic management & leadership is rigorous and caters to industry standards. The programme makes explicit the link between theoretical learning and the world of work. Students are guided by experienced professionals and trainers from Academic and Industrial background & relevant and up-to-date teaching materials allow learners to apply their learning to actual events and activity within the sector by giving learners the opportunity to apply their research, skills & knowledge to work-related environment through projects, presentations, assignments and case-studies.
Full use is made of the variety of experience of work and life that learners bring to the programme. To evaluate the strategic skills they need to meet current and future leadership requirements, learners conduct a skills audit and use it to identify their preferred learning style. Methods include learning style inventories, questionnaires, psychometric testing eg Kolb (converger, diverger, assimilator, accommodator), and criticisms of learning style theories etc.
Learners get to understand the importance of creative and innovative management in organizations - processes for the evaluation, selection and development of ideas; ideas – value chain, inside/outside, cross-pollination, selection, development, diffusion; role of incubation; need to be systematic etc
The integration of learning with practice, and reflection on own strengths and weaknesses as strategic managers forms an essential part of the programme and enables learners to take responsibility for their learning and development needs to gain the personal and professional skills needed to support the strategic direction of an organisation.
Learners are taught to assess barriers to innovation within an organisation such as fear of change, risk adversity, expertise and fear of failure and develop and implement strategies to overcome them. They learn how to identify creative ideas and assess their viability and, through the understanding of change models, support the implementation of innovative ideas and produce an appropriate rationale to persuade stakeholders of an organisation of the benefits of creative and innovative management. Learners understand the essential importance of the achievement of strategic goals and through ongoing review and monitoring of learning are encouraged to strive continually towards improving their performance towards this end.
Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills/ Professional Development for Strategic Managers/ Strategic Change Management/ Creative & Innovative Management/ Managing Financial Planning & Techniques/ Developing Successful Business Teams/ Strategic Planning/ Strategic Supply Chain Management & Logistics/ Research Methods for Strategic Managers/ Project Development and Implementation for Strategic ManagersIn brief, at the completion of the course the student will
The course provides a pathway to acquire effective management & leadership skills thereby helping career minded individuals in taking the right decisions into strategic career moves including overseas progression. One or all of the following are possible on completion of this programme.
There are more than 100 Universities in the USA which provide progression to an MBA degree in 6 months after the completion of the Strategic Management & Leadership course. Some of the Universities in the UK where similar progression is possible are:
Applicants from any academic discipline, working professionals seeking continuous professional development, students in final year of graduation and graduates who want to complete their MBA degree from abroad are eligible for this Edexcel BTEC Level 7 programme.