UNITS IN DETAIL

Here you’ll find descriptions of each of
the units you can do through AIM Business School including details of contents and expected learning outcomes.

All courses

This capstone unit for the MBA program extends and enhances your ability to think and act as an executive leader. It investigates how to lead an organisation through the analysis, strategic positioning, concept application, and decision making phases of corporate strategy that achieve organisational  goals.

This unit covers:

› The nature of corporate strategy and responsibility and how it differs from strategy and strategic management

› The leadership skills, behaviours, thinking, awareness and mindset required to operate effectively as an executive leader

› The importance of strategic positioning where the impact of the external environment and the influence of internal factors such as culture, strategic purpose and strategic capability are addressed during the construction of the organisational strategic plan

› The breadth and depth of strategic choices available to executive leaders as they evaluate the options, directions and methods for strategy design and execution

› How strategies are formulated, implemented, monitored and evaluated at the corporate level – strategy in action

› The importance of corporate social responsibility, governance, risk and ethics as guiding principles for leadership behaviours, decision making and risk

management in strategy formulation, development and execution

On completion of this unit, you should be able to:

› Formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate corporate strategy and distinguish corporate strategy from business strategy utilising recent academic research and  contemporary events

› Display the necessary leadership behaviours, decision making and risk management knowledge to be effective as an executive leader responsible for corporate strategy

› Influence the construction of their organisation’s strategic plan from a strategic positioning point of view so that it takes account of both the external environment and internal factors

› Articulate and evaluate a range of strategic choices to their organisation with respect to strategy design and execution

› Communicate the importance of corporate social responsibility, governance, risk and ethics in strategy formulation, development and  execution

› Demonstrate a high order of skill in analysis, critical reflection and evaluation and professional application

› Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to resolve problems and to think rigorously and independently

Pre-requisite:

› All Graduate Diploma Units