Warwick/Coventry, United Kingdom

Strategic Management

when 16 July 2023 - 5 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2150

All organisations have a strategy they follow and this course views you as the manager who needs to understand the key analytical tools and the fundamental strategies to help your firm compete effectively. We live in a connected globalised world where social, technological and political changes are impacting on all our lives and impact on a firm’s strategic thinking: we will look at what these are and how firms should or could respond strategically.
Strategy is also about interpreting what the analytical tools tell us, so we will help develop you - as future managers and leaders – with the skills that will be necessary so that firms can navigate the increasingly complex and uncertain world and still remain competitive.

The course is designed to intertwine theoretical and practical perspectives, enabling you to apply theory to real life scenarios.

Course leader

Harminder Singh, Senior Teaching Fellow, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Target group

There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is open to students studying any discipline at University level. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including students who are currently studying another subject but who want to broaden their knowledge in another discipline. Students should also meet our standard entry requirements and must be aged 18 or over by the time the Summer School commences and have a good understanding of the English language.

Course aim

- Overall to understand the theoretical foundations of what strategy is and how strategizing occurs in organisations
- To provide key theoretical perspectives and analytical tools to enable participants to analyse company strategy
- To explore the key strategic choices that companies make and how to implement them effectively
- To look at the way strategic decisions are made and how these interact with organisational culture
- To explore how strategy emerges from the changing role of leadership and the rising importance of stakeholders
- To understand the link between diversity and firm performance
- To examine the concept of sustainability and how CSR and ESG aims to make companies accountable (and if this is working)
- To understand the fundamental approaches to negotiation

- Understand the skills and approaches needed to be assertive and persuasive at a one-to-one and group level
- Understand organisational drivers and barriers in how to make diversity work
- Using negotiation skills in the development of strategy

Credits info

7.5 EC
You must check with the relevant office of your institution if you will be awarded credit, but many institutions will allow this. In general, you’ll earn 3-4 credits in the US system, and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. Warwick will provide any necessary supporting evidence to help evaluate the worth of the course.

Fee info

GBP 2150: Student Rate - Tuition fee applies to any student enrolled at a University or College anywhere in the world (includes the social programme and guest lecture series)
GBP 2950: Standard rate - Tuition fee includes the social programme and guest lecture series.


We offer enhanced discounts for Warwick alumni, Offer Holders, Summer School Alumni and Students at partners institutions and group bookings of 10+ students