Each module is taught over four days at The Shard, typically from Wednesday to Saturday.
The final component of your Executive Diploma is the individual project. The project is completed and submitted after the four core modules, though you will begin developing ideas for your project from the outset, as it is intended to be an integrating focus for your learning across the whole Diploma.
You will be required to complete written assignments after each module, plus a further strategic project on completion of your module teaching. All assignments are designed to be directly related to your own organisational context and challenges. In order to gain the qualification of Postgraduate Diploma awarded by the University of Warwick, you will need to attend all four taught modules, and pass the assessment in each module and your project.
12 - 15 October 2022
Some of the most valued, yet short-lived, companies including Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook, and Google are platform businesses. At the same time, long-lived companies such as General Electric are considering how they can adopt platform thinking to improve performance. This means that there are high levels of interest in platforms and their strategic implications across all sectors.
This module will enable participants to understand the nature of platform strategy, and the specific challenges of both launching a new platform business as well as developing platform thinking in a traditional business.
- Explore basic platform concepts
- Analyse a number of platform case studies and their implications
- Learn how to apply platform thinking in a traditional business.
14 - 17 December 2022
Artificial intelligence and its relevance for contemporary businesses needs to be understood and analysed through a broad perspective including its potential impacts on competition, strategy and regulation, as well as jobs and skills. From building a conceptual understanding to critical analysis of real-world business examples, participants will be able to understand the implications and potential to leverage artificial intelligence developments for their industry, and particularly for their organisation.
- Gain a basic understanding of AI and its use in business
- Apply AI to basic business problems
- Analyse the future of AI and the implications for your business.
29 March - 1 April 2023
It is essential for senior executives to have a strategic understanding of the nature of business analytics and its ever-growing importance for organisations in the digital age. For senior managers and leaders this means having an up-to-date understanding of the relationship between the tools - for analysing big data, understanding digital innovation and new analysis techniques - and developing insightful managerial advice.
In this module, participants will not only develop the ability to use analytics for improved decision-making but also learn to apply new techniques for the effective communication of results to stakeholders for greater impact and influence.
- Learn how to understand and analyse data using relevant tools and techniques
- Examine the relationship between analytics and strategic decision-making
- Apply these techniques to your organisation.
12 - 15 July 2023
This final module builds on the previous three to look comprehensively at digital transformation and its management. This includes debate, discussion and analysis of the roles of management, leadership and governance in digital transformation and the challenges that leaders face across sectors and functions. Participants will explore and unpack digital transformation, now working from an informed and knowledgeable position, to understand its implications, opportunities and challenges for their own individual business or organisation.
- Build on learnings from the past three modules
- Consider the roles of management, leadership and governance in digital transformation
- Plan to implement digital transformation as a leader in your organisation.