Course Brief

This course is the capstone and final course in your Master's programme. It covers the core areas of strategic management and uses the general management setting to integrate ideas across the core disciplines covered in other MBA core courses. Developing and Executing Strategy begins by examining the evolution of management and academic thinking around strategy and strategic management over the past 50 years, reviews the diversity of contemporary strategy theory and practice and examines the role of strategy in the management of different types of organisations.

The course then examines a variety of aspects of strategy, such as strategic intent, analysis, strategic options and implementation. At each stage the links with other management disciplines, such as leadership, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and finance are considered. Finally an integrative framework for strategic decision-making is presented, which facilitates a holistic approach to complex business and management issues.


  • 50 - 60 Contact Hours

Topics include:

Introduction to Strategy and Strategists
Strategic Intent
Strategic Issue Diagnosis 
Interpreting and Analysing the Environment
Analysing the Organisation
Generating, Selecting and Evaluating Strategic Options
Strategy Implementation and Practice

The course encourages students to think and operate at the strategic level in a range of dynamic settings through integration of ideas across core business disciplines.
  • Master of Business Administration - MBA

     

                  

     

    An MBA for tomorrow's leaders, today!

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA programme, offered via SBCS GLI, Trinidad, covers key management disciplines, including people skills, economics, marketing, financial decision making, project management and strategy. 

    Students are drawn to this popular MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    This ACTT-recognised MBA encompasses seven core courses and two elective courses which are all industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers. 

     Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via take-at-home examinations (one per course) No course-work or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 30 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2021 UK University League table.  In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners(ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the July 2021 semester commences on May 17th, 2021 
    • The July 2021 semester starts on July 18th, 2021

     

    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: July 2021

     

    For further information

    Download Our July 2021 prospectus

     

    View other EBS Heriot-Watt University Master's Degrees

  • MBA with Specialism in Finance

     

     

    It takes skill, determination and of course, specialist knowledge. The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University specialist MBAs, offered via SBCS GLI, Trinidad, give you just that depth of understanding.

    The ACTT-recognised MBA with specialism in Finance programme encompasses eight core courses and three specialist courses in Finance. All courses are industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers. 

    Your MBA with Finance Specialism is designed with Finance professionals in mind, and those who want to strengthen their knowledge and boost their career.

    Students are drawn to this popular MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via take-at-home examinations (one per course) No course-work or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 30 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2021 UK University League table.  In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners(ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year 

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the July 2021 semester commences on May 17th, 2021
    • The July 2021 semester starts on July 18th, 2021

     

    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: July 2021

     

    For further information

    Download Our July 2021 prospectus

     

    View other EBS Heriot-Watt University Master's Degrees

  • MBA with Specialism in Strategy

     

                  

     

    It takes skill, determination and of course, specialist knowledge.

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University specialist MBAs, offered via SBCS GLI, Trinidad, give you just that depth of understanding.

    This ACTT-recognised MBA with specialism in Strategy programme encompasses the same seven core courses of the standard MBA, but, instead of the two elective courses, you take four specialist courses in Strategy. All courses are industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers. 

    This programme is designed for individuals who are, or intend to become, Senior Managers, holding substantive positions in large public or private sector organisations.

    Students are drawn to this popular MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via take-at-home examinations (one per course) No course-work or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 30 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2021 UK University League table.  In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners(ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the July 2021 semester commences on May 17th, 2021 
    • The July 2021 semester starts on July 18th, 2021

     

    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: July 2021

     

     
  • MSc. Financial Management

     

                  

     

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MSc. Financial Management is targeted at finance professionals and other professionals who want to develop a career in financial management, and who require a wide-ranging understanding of financial techniques and their application - but do not require high-level mathematical understanding of finance theories.

    This ACTT-recognized MSc. Financial Management programme encompasses five core courses and four elective courses in Finance. All courses are industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers.

    Careers in finance depend upon a strong understanding of the foundations of finance, investment behaviour and the dynamic nature of finance, and the MSc. will provide a strong preparation for a career in a wide variety of positions within the finance profession.

    Students are drawn to this popular MSc programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via take-at-home examinations (one per course) No course-work or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

    ACCA members may attain exemptions when they matriculate for the MSc. in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

    Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. 

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 30 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2021 UK University League table.  In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners(ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the July 2021 semester commences on May 17th, 2021 
    • The July 2021 semester starts on July 18th, 2021

     

    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: July 2021