Strategic thinking enables you to analyse complex situations, make informed decisions, and lead with a forward-thinking perspective.
On this Bronze Award microcredential from Cranfield University, you’ll master the fundamental principles of modern strategic thinking. Exploring the tools of strategic analysis, you’ll learn how to outline a meaningful future direction for your organisation.
Whether you’re aspiring to become a strategic leader or seeking to enhance your existing skills, you’ll finish the microcredential armed with the tools and knowledge needed to excel in strategic thinking.
Master strategic management
You’ll start by diving into the world of strategic management to understand how it shapes organisations.
Through this exploration, you’ll gain an integrative, practical perspective on strategic thinking as you discover the best practices that underpin effective strategic management.
Gain skills in strategic decision-making
Strategic thinking is crucial for effective decision-making.
On the microcredential, you’ll develop the skills to make strategic decisions that align with organisational goals to help drive success.
Develop strategic leadership abilities
Effective strategic thinking is a key attribute of strategic leaders.
On the microcredential, you’ll discover how strategic thinking enhances your leadership abilities and helps you lead with purpose.
Learn to overcome key business challenges
All organisations come with their own challenges. This microcredential will help you discover how strategic thinking can help you navigate common business challenges and overcome uncertainties.
You’ll also recognise strategic leadership challenges, such as control and prediction, and learn the techniques to navigate them.
How will strategic thinking skills help in my career?
In today’s competitive job market, strategic thinking skills are in high demand. Armed with these transferable skills, you’ll be able to approach complex problems with confidence, make data-driven decisions, and help contribute to your organisation’s success.
The content on this course has been designed to be directly applicable to the real world, allowing you to immediately apply what you have learned to your context.
How does a stackable microcredential work?
This is a ‘Bronze Award’ microcredential which gives you the option for further study and stack what you have learned to a ‘Silver’ and ‘Gold’ Award with the Cranfield Online series.
With 4 hours of learning plus reflection activities, we recommend 8 hours to complete this microcredential.
What will I receive when I finish the microcredential?
To showcase your ability to think strategically, you’ll receive a Cranfield Bronze Digital Learning Badge upon successful completion of this microcredential.