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Strategy and Business Planning

Our Strategy and Business Planning short course provides an introduction to organisational strategy and planning from analysis of the environment through to implementation. The aim is to identify how organisations develop successful strategies in the face of rapidly changing environments that pose threats and present opportunities.

indicative content

  • Approaches to analysing the business environment
  • Strategic decision-making and implementation
  • The strategic issues faced by public and not-for-profit organisations
  • Preparing a business plan

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

Please note, we will no longer be running the Certificate of Higher Education in Management/Funeral Management/Management for Personal Assistants in 2020/21. To be awarded the Certificate you must therefore complete this short course by the end of the academic year 2019/20.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Wed 22-Jan-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFMN011H4ACB

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First class: Wed 22-Jan-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFMN011H4UG1

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First class: Wed 22-Jan-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFMN011H4UG2

This class has already started. You can no longer enrol on this class.

First class: Wed 22-Jan-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFMN011H4UG3

This class has already started. You can no longer enrol on this class.