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Strategy for Business Leaders


Business Management

Acquire the competitive advantage over competitors, with an understanding of business strategies, how to plan, implement and control them.

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Description

Acquire the competitive advantage with an understanding of business strategies, how to plan, implement and control them.

Subject Matter Expert

Dr Deon van der Merwe holds a D.Litt. et Phil. in Psychology. He started his career in higher education in 1989 as a student counsellor, at the previous Rand Afrikaans University, now known as the University of Johannesburg. As he had a passion for teaching and learning, he soon became involved in the field of academic development (AD), initially in student academic development. Recently, Dr Van der Merwe became involved in private higher education, where he also acted as academic head, and academic director, of various private higher education institutions. He currently also consults as education development specialist to various institutions.

Dr Van der Merwe has lectured in various fields of expertise, starting in the field of psychology. He ultimately extended his field of expertise into that of organisational development. This specifically included the field of organisational psychology, business management, strategic management, international business management, project management, and human resource management. He has also acted as research supervisor for numerous Masters’ dissertations and Doctoral thesis.

Academic Tutor Support

Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.

Student Success Coordinator

The Student Success Coordinator (SSC) team will assist you with any query that you may have about the environment, systems, and general utilisation throughout your learning journey.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes. Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How We Engage with Students

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Lyceum Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.

Study Blocks

  • MODULE 0 | Week 1 Orientation
    Navigating the Virtual Learning Environment
  • MODULE 1 | Week 2 Strategic Management: An Introduction
    An introduction covering the concepts of strategic management
  • MODULE 2 | Week 3 The Strategic Planning Process
    How to develop a plan for an organisation
  • MODULE 3 | Week 4 Analysing Internal and External Environments
    Understanding the link between internal business environments and external environments
  • MODULE 4 | Week 5 Strategic Decision Making
    The role and process of decision making
  • MODULE 5 | Week 6 Strategy Formulation
    Understand generic and grand strategies, and goal setting
  • MODULE 6 | Week 7 Strategy Implementation and Control
    Develop an understanding of the concluding stages of the strategic management process
  • MODULE 7 | Week 8 Strategy and Competitive Advantage
    The role of strategy, and using the business model to gain a competitive advantage
  • MODULE 8 | Week 9 Developing an International Business Strategy
    The globalisation of business, the formulation and implementation of an international business strategy
  • MODULE 9 | Week 10 Wrap-up
    Synthesise your learning journey experience and evaluate the course

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