Online Microcredential in Business & Management

Organisation Design

Build skills in management and organisational strategy by learning how to effectively design and structure an organisation

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Cranfield School of ManagementCranfield School of Management

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Cranfield UniversityCranfield University

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Delve into a fundamental strategic area with Cranfield University

Organisation design has a fundamental role to play in organisational strategy. It involves defining the shape, structure, and practices of an organisation to better meet its strategic goals and objectives.

This Bronze Award microcredential from Cranfield University will give you the strategic mindset and management skills you need to nail organisation design.

From undertaking business analysis to managing organisational change, you’ll build expertise and confidence that you can take home and harness to steer your organisation to success.

Understand approaches and frameworks for organisation design

The aim of this microcredential is to give you an in-depth understanding of all aspects in the theory and practice of organisation design. This includes challenges, tensions, and trade-offs that come with organisational change.

You’ll discover a range of diagnostic frameworks for organisation design, as well as traditional and contemporary approaches to implementing these. You’ll evaluate the success and shortcomings of the different models.

Real-world case studies and practical exercises will help to ground your learning in the dynamic context of management today.

Develop vital skills and strategies for leadership

Only leaders and managers can see into every corner of an organisation. Their role is to harness that broad overview to think strategically and act in the interests of their workforce.

As you hone your approach to organisation design, you’ll be developing vital skills and strategies for leadership.

You’ll be equipped to steer a business and workforce through major structural and strategic changes, and to manage stakeholder and cultural dynamics throughout the transition.

Take home practical skills and insights for your career

One of a suite of stackable modules on leadership topics from Cranfield University, this microcredential is purpose-built for your professional development.

Whether you’re a seasoned manager hoping to make changes in your own organisation, or a junior executive ready to rise through the ranks, this microcredential will give you the expertise you need to take the next step in your career.

How will the skills I learn advance my career? 

This microcredential has been designed to help you turn knowledge into practical action in your own organisation and workplace. 

You’ll develop your ability to think analytically, communicate change, and steer your organisation towards its strategic objectives.

These are all transferable skills that can be applied to a wide range of roles and industries.

How does a stackable microcredential work?

The modules on this microcredential are fully stackable and self-paced, meaning it’s up to you to decide how much you want to learn and when.

This is a Bronze Award microcredential requiring four hours of online course learning. To allow you time to complete reflection activities throughout, we recommend allowing a total of eight hours to complete the module.

You can also choose to continue your studies to Silver or Gold level, then stack other microcredentials in the Cranfield Online series and build towards a postgraduate certificate, diploma, or MSc degree.

What will I receive when I finish the microcredential?

Upon successful completion of the microcredential, you’ll receive a Cranfield Digital Bronze Learning Badge to certify your skills in organisation design. 

What you will achieve

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Evaluate the effectiveness and value of an organisation design.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and value of an organisation design.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and value of an organisation design.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

You can choose to study past our Bronze badge with a Silver and Gold badge from Cranfield Online. You can then stack these credentials for a Postgraduate award.

Please note, the minimum criteria for the Postgraduate Award is an English language speaking IELTS score of 6.5.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

    Once signed up to a microcredential, you will receive access to the content within 24 hrs.

  • After learning

    You will retain full access to the learning material for 1 year from the date you signed up. After successfully completing your submission you will be invited to progress to the next level.

World-class learning with Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield has been a world leader in management education and research for over 50 years, helping individuals and organisations learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action.

    World-class learning with Cranfield University

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally.



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