Strategic Change

Key Information

Programme Type



6-week Online Delivery


5 Master's Credits



Next Start Date

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Course Overview

Once strategy has been decided, leaders need to develop an understanding of how to implement strategic change. This online microcredential will look at how different business models can help in developing competitive advantage or better meeting the purpose of the organisation and the resource considerations associated with determining strategic choices.

The course will discuss the concept of horizon scanning, its role in identifying potential and desirable futures, and the challenges facing leaders in managing strategic change. Once strategy begins to be implemented, it is then important that leaders monitor and assess the extent to which the strategic implementation is successful and what potential issues arise that may result in strategy not being successful.

Why Choose Lincoln

Flexible, online delivery

Completed over 6 weeks

5 Master's-level credits

Developed by experts at Lincoln International Business School

Examine how different business models can help in developing competitive adva

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How You Study

Students will work in a virtual learning environment, engaging with independent study materials such as videos and reading content, and have opportunities to test their understanding.

Upon completion of the course, student are expected to be able to evaluate the key factors determining strategic decision-making in organisations, critically analyse and assess the challenges and constraints facing leaders in implementing strategic change, and evaluate the role of horizon scanning and conceptualisation in delivering successful strategic change.

The main topics covered during this course include:

- Business models and strategy (the meaning of competitive advantage and its relevance across different organisations)
- Different approaches to strategic choice including blue ocean strategies and the concept of 'open strategy'
- The nature and purpose of horizon scanning in identifying strategy and the challenges presented by resource constraints
- Issues arising in leading strategic change (why do so many strategic initiatives fail?)
- Strategy implementation and the role of culture.

How you are assessed

The types of assessment used will range from written assignments, reports, and reflective journals, which provide an opportunity to demonstrate learning. Specific guidance will be provided by the teaching team. All assessments will be subject to specific referencing and citation requirements, and University regulations relating to assessment, submission, and resits.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a digital badge and certificate of completion, and five Master's credits.

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Combining Courses

Students who successfully complete three microcredential programmes from the same subject category may use this as Accreditation of Prior Learning against a module on our MBA Leadership programme. For more information, please contact us.

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