Strategic Business Management online short course


Course starts 14 May 2018
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The next presentation will start on 16 July 2018

Course information

Registration Closes:
8 May 2018
Course Starts:
14 May 2018
10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
ZAR R14,900Options Available
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Take your business and career to new heights with a strategic management course designed specifically for business management professionals.

This business management course equips you with the ability to formulate a dynamic and sustainable business management strategy, aligned to long-term corporate goals - enabling your company to thrive in an increasingly competitive business world.

In taking this strategic management course, you’ll learn to apply your innovative and tactical thinking to develop an impervious strategy and give your organisation a competitive advantage.

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What will set you apart

In just 10 weeks, this online strategic business management course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Conduct market analyses using Porter's five force model
  • Use SWOT analysis theory to define microeconomic factors that will affect your business management techniques and success
  • Understand external macro-environmental factors using STEEPLE analysis
  • Define and maximise your sustainable competitive advantages using the SELECT framework

Course curriculum

This online strategic business management course covers everything from business analysis modelling to evaluating and refining your newly-formed business strategy for success.

  • Orientation module: Welcome to your Virtual Learning Environment
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to strategic management
  • Course Module 2: Theory and evolution of strategic management
  • Course Module 3: Organisational goals and values
  • Course Module 4: Environmental Analysis
  • Course Module 5: Internal and SWOT analyses
  • Course Module 6: Sustainable Competitive Advantage
  • Course Module 7: Formulation of a forward-thinking strategy
  • Course Module 8: Strategy implementation
  • Course Module 9: Evaluation and control
  • Course Module 10: Strategic alignment and ensuring sustainability

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this online business management course you’ll earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new strategic management competencies, and use it to set yourself apart as a powerful, strategic business manager.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 14 May 2018.
The next presentation will start on 16 July 2018

Still have a question? These may help


    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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