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


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
  • The Centre for Business Management Course in Strategic Management (NQF level 6 or higher, 24 credits), or equivalent and 5 years’ management experience 
  • Admission is granted on the understanding that students are able to attend weekly syndicate group meetings and the compulsory three days study schools at the SBL in Midrand. 
  • For more information on the programme, visit the SBL website: 



One year 

Language medium


Registration periods

Semester dates 


Tuition method

Open Distance Learning and online 

Kind of assessment

Formative assessments (assignments) per module and portfolio assessment 


Strategic Intelligence and Analysis (PASM01J)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Competitive and business intelligence systems 
  • Scenario analysis and planning 
  • Strategic knowledge systems 
  • Sensemaking and sensegiving 


Strategic Decision Making (PASM02K)
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)
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)
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 



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 



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  



CBM Help Desk: 

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

Fax: 012 429 4150