Strategic Business Management online short course

Starts on 6 February 2017

Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 3 April 2017

Course information

10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
R14,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town

Course Information

10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
R14,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town


Take your business and career to new heights with a course designed specifically for business management professionals.

The modern business world is defined by constant change and technological disruptions. Being able to formulate a dynamic and sustainable business management strategy, aligned to long-term corporate goals, is the difference between organisations that survive and those that thrive.

In taking this management course, you’ll become that difference, learning to apply your innovative and tactical thinking to develop an impervious strategy.

Download the course prospectus

What will set you apart

In just 10 weeks, you’ll walk away 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 business management course covers everything from analysis modelling to evaluating and refining your newly-formed 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

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

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 on 6 February 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 3 April 2017

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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 Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You have four payment options available to you, depending on the length of your course:

You can pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts.

You may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than 9 weeks. You’ll be able to pay your fees in two parts, spread over the duration of your course.

Three-part payment for courses 9 weeks or longer. You’ll be able to pay your fees in three parts, spread over the duration of your course.

A short term loan from FeverTree who will help you fund your studies immediately.

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.


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 its 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.


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, 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 Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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