Strategy Execution

You may be able to identify strategic goals within your organisation, but have you reached them? 

In this Postgraduate Award, you will explore the challenges of implementing a strategy in an organisation. You will learn how to map out an implementation plan across an organisation, make sense of the broader change context and arrive at a set of actions to guide the process. The course also allows you to consider the challenges and effects of organisational change, providing tools and practical frameworks to enable you to lead change effectively. You will also consider the human element in implementing change and new strategies, looking at factors like decision-making and developing a culture of accountability.

  • Next Application Deadline 11 March 2025
  • Start Date 1 April 2025
  • Duration 4 days
  • Location London - The Shard
  • Format Part-time
  • Fees £4,410 *

* See fees and funding for fees breakdown.


This Postgraduate Award will run across four days of face-to-face teaching at our London base in The Shard, with a six week window to complete your assignments.


  • Day one: Explore the main concepts and frameworks on strategy implementation, and understand how they can be applied using case studies. You will also explore how to articulate strategies through strategy maps and ways of measuring performance. 
  • Day two: You will continue to understand how you can measure performance, data and information more generally. Exploring how you can design, implement and use effective measurement systems in different contexts.
  • Day three: Gain an understanding of concepts and practical frameworks that will enable you to lead change more effectively in your organisation.
  • Day four: Explore how you can become a better decision-maker, looking at theories and evidence from decision science, psychology, behavioural economics, and neuroscience. 

You will consolidate your learning in two assignments. You will carry out an analysis of a strategy execution challenge faced by a company of your choice and develop a set of recommendations as to how it should be addressed. You will also complete case study analysis.

What will you learn?

  • You will learn how to identify and understand challenges to implementing strategies within your organisation.
  • You will have an understanding of how to develop a strategy map that illustrates the different strategic initiatives of your organisation and how they related to each other.
  • You will be able to design an effective strategy process and select relevant measurement tools to assess the success of a strategic initiative.
  • You will look at strategy in a wider context, looking at how an organisation's structure and culture support the effective implementation of strategies.

Benefits to you and your business 

  • Applied learning - Each Postgraduate Award provides knowledge, tools and strategies to take straight back to the workplace. Assignments directly link what is learnt in the classroom to your organisation. 
  • Flexible on time - This Postgraduate Award will run across four days of face-to-face teaching at our London base in The Shard, with a six week window to complete your assignments.
  • Flexible on finance - You can pay for each Postgraduate Award individually, allowing you to build up to higher awards gradually, when budget allows. 

Which other PGAs should you consider?

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If you’re interested in studying one of our subject-specific Diplomas, this Postgraduate Award is a module on our Executive Diploma in Strategy & Innovation.