Online Microcredential in Business & Management

Strategic Thinking nano-MBA

Become a strategic leader with this online nano-MBA, designed to help you gain career-enhancing skills in just six weeks.

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Advance your career with GLOBIS

Are you ready to elevate your career by mastering the art of strategic thinking? In just six weeks, you’ll gain the essential skills needed to understand, execute, and optimise complex strategies in today’s dynamic business landscape. 

Combining live online classes with self-paced learning, you’ll learn how to apply strategic thinking theories to formulate and develop clear plans for professional development. 

Armed with this knowledge, you’ll stand out as a unique leader and be ready to reinvent your career.

Acquire the skills to overcome complex business challenges

To help you become a professional critical thinker, you’ll discover the importance of considering multiple perspectives, recognising and overcoming bias, and taking a holistic approach to decision-making. 

Using examples and case studies, you’ll learn to develop effective strategies that go beyond the typical focus on competitors and will instead help you navigate complex business challenges. 

Develop a versatile set of strategic thinking skills

Strategic thinking provides the foundation for effective decision-making. 

On the course, you’ll gain an understanding of the framework of strategic thinking to help you develop a versatile set of skills for strategic decision-making in diverse contexts. 

With these skills, you’ll learn how to prioritise and understand what to discard in order to succeed. 

Learn to optimise your business with data

Next, you’ll explore the value of integration and consistency in leveraging data and human networks.

You’ll discover how this process can help you optimise business performance and drive sustainable growth. 

Stand out by becoming a unique leader

Successful leaders need to have their own identities.

On the course, you’ll gain insights on how to differentiate yourself in your field. You’ll establish what kind of leader you want to be by broadening your perspectives.

Gain crucial business strategy and management training

Next, you’ll delve into the process and mechanisms of strategic thinking and management. 

Through this exploration, you’ll receive business strategy and management training to understand the effective techniques for driving organisational success. 

Create a robust roadmap for your future career goals

You’ll finish the course by gaining skills enabling you to create a strategic roadmap to achieve your professional and personal goals.

By the end of the course, you’ll know how to unlock the power of strategic thinking to become a successful leader in your field.

How will the skills I learn help in my career

This course offers a condensed yet comprehensive curriculum to help you gain career-enhancing leadership skills in just six weeks. 

You’ll gain practical skills in strategic thinking that you can immediately use in the workplace to help you become a strategic leader in your organisation. 

How does this course differ from a traditional MBA?

This microcredential is a nano-MBA, offering you the foundational knowledge of an MBA in an easy-to-follow six-week course.

This targeted approach helps you gain workplace-ready skills to help you navigate the complexities of the business landscape. 

Duration: May 13 - June 23

Note: this online programme includes two interactive classes, to take place on Sunday 19th May and Sunday 23rd June, from 12 - 1.30pm (CEST).

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

To be eligible for this nano-MBA, you will need:

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent certificate

At least one year of full-time work experience

English proficiency test score: TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS*

*Please note, that the following learners are exempt from submitting an English proficiency test score:

Native English speakers

Those who completed an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree from a program taught entirely in English

Those who do not meet these criteria and do not have an English proficiency test score will be required to take an English test administered by GLOBIS.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for anyone interested in advancing as a leader with critical strategic thinking skills. You may already be in a leadership position or you’re looking to enter your first role.

Upon completion, you will earn 0.5 GLOBIS MBA credits from GLOBIS University. These credits are transferable to the GLOBIS MBA programs. In addition, you will also receive a certificate of course completion, validating the specific skills and knowledge acquired throughout the course.

Syllabus

What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

    Before you start, you can join the onboarding session and complete the course pre-assignments to be ready for the course.

  • Course

    Strategic Thinking nano-MBA

    Become a strategic leader with this online nano-MBA, designed to help you gain career-enhancing skills in just 6-weeks with this online microcredential from GLOBIS

    6 weeks

  • After learning

    After learning, your submitted assignments will be graded and evaluated by the course lecturer. Videos will no longer be available but you will continue to have access to the student portal.

What you will receive

Accreditation

0.5 at Postgraduate level from GLOBIS

Upon completion, you will earn 0.5 GLOBIS MBA credits from GLOBIS University. These credits are transferable to the GLOBIS MBA programs. In addition, you will also receive a certificate of course completion, validating the specific skills and knowledge acquired throughout the course.

Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs

World-class learning with GLOBIS University

GLOBIS was founded in 1992 by Yoshito Hori in a small classroom in downtown Tokyo. Inspired by his time at Harvard Business School, Hori sought to combine the case method’s discussion-centric classes and real-life business examples with the pursuit of kokorozashi–a personal mission that unifies the passions and skills of a professional to create positive change in society.

    Delivered by experts

    Education

    • MBA, Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, Japan
    • Master of Japanology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
    • Bachelor of Japanology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

    Profile

    Sven is a seasoned marketing and sales professional with over 12 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region. A certified digital marketer, he has significant expertise in developing market entry strategies, cultivating sales channels, and executing digital marketing strategies.

    Prior to joining GLOBIS, Sven was a consultant for corporate clients in the pharmaceutical, IT, and financial sectors. Together with his former chief strategy officer, he developed strategies to aid clients in global HR development programs and business diversification initiatives.

    Sven joined GLOBIS Corporation in 2010 and is currently heading GLOBIS Europe BV as COO/CMO. As a faculty member at GLOBIS University, he is also engaged in curriculum and content development in the areas of strategy and marketing.

    A graduate of the prestigious KU Leuven University in Belgium, Sven obtained his master’s degree in Japanology and spent one year as an exchange student at Sophia University in Tokyo. He obtained his MBA from the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University. Sven also completed executive programs in entrepreneurship at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai and in negotiation dynamics at INSEAD in Singapore.

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