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Unisa Short Learning Programmes
Programme in Advanced Strategic Management (76769)

Purpose

The purpose of this programme is to equip students with advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes in strategic management, with a specific focus on corporate level strategies in multi-business corporations. It is an advanced programme in the sense that it will focus on advanced techniques of analysis, decision making and change management. With two of the four modules focusing on strategy in action, this programme provides an action basis in a field where strategy training traditionally focuses on strategy formulation. 


Target group
  • Students who have completed the CBM Course in Strategic Management. 
  • Students who have completed the CBM SAIM Programme in Business Management (with Strategic Management elective)
  • Students who have completed the CBM ICSA Programme in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance. 
  • Students who have completed other structured training in strategic management (minimum of 24 credits). 
  • Managers with at least 5 years business experience and exposure to strategic management. 

 


Admission requirements

A previous qualification or Course in Strategic Management at NQF level 6 (such as the Course in Strategic Management offered by the CBM) and five years of suitable business experience are required for enrolment in this programme. Persons not in possession of such a qualification will be considered for admission on the basis of alternative admission criteria such as relevant work experience. Students will be required to submit proof of this in the form of a detailed CV and references or other prior learning. 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  

This programme will be offered online and access to a computer with internet and email is a prerequisite. Students need to register as myUnisa users once their registration has been activated. 


Duration

One year 


Language medium

English 


Registration periods

First semester: 26 November to 25 January  

Second semester: 3 June to 12 July 

Year module(s): 26 November to 15 March 


Tuition method

Open Distance Learning and online 


Kind of assessment

Formative assessments (assignments) per module and integrated portfolio assessment. 


Strategic Intelligence and Analysis (PASM01J)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Competitive and business intelligence systems 
  • Scenario analysis and planning 
  • Strategic knowledge systems 
  • Sensemaking and sensegiving 

 


Strategic Decision Making (PASM02K)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Corporate governance and sustainability 
  • Strategising: Putting people at the center of strategy 
  • Corporate strategic management 
  • Strategic decision making 

 


Strategic Change Management (PASM03L)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Strategic change viewed through three lenses: Strategic design, political and cultural 
  • Managing change 
  • Complex environments viewed through three lenses: Strategic design, political and cultural 
  • Strategic leadership 

 


Strategic Risk Management (PASM04M)
HEQF Level of Module - 7
Credits of Module - 12
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Risk assessment 
  • Risk evaluation and reporting 
  • Risk treatment 
  • Risk monitoring and review 

 


Course leader

Prof Peet Venter BCom (Hons) MBA D.Com  

Graduate School of Business Leadership 

Tel: 011 652 0346 

Fax: 011 652 0299 

E-Mail: ventep@unisa.ac.za 

 

Prof Mari Jansen van Rensburg BCom (Hons), CM (SA), MCom, DCom  

Graduate School of Business Leadership  

Office: 03-048, AJH van der Walt Building  

Tel: 011 652 03716 

Fax: 011 652 0299 

E-mail: jvrenm@unisa.ac.za 

 


Programme administrator(s)

Ms Lynette Cronje 

Department of Business Management  

College of Economic and Management Sciences  

Office: 03-048, AJH van der Walt Building  

Tel: 012 429 2245  

Fax: 012 429 8558  

E-mail: cronjl@unisa.ac.za 

 

CBM Help Desk: 

Tel: (012) 352 4288 / 4170 / 4317 / 4383 

Fax: 012 429 4150 

E-mail: bussen@unisa.ac.za 

Web: www.unisa.ac.za/cbm