Strategic Management: Agility in Changing Times


Programme fact file

Programme title: Strategic Management: Agility in Changing Times
Qualification: Credits equivalent to 1 module of an MBA
Start date: 18-22 September 2017
Duration: 5 days 
Maximum places available: Limited
Fees: £1,950
Available on weekends/evenings: No

Nottingham University Business School 

Programme overview

Course description

In today’s unpredictable and fast-paced business environment it is more essential than ever for business leaders to think strategically and possess tools and frameworks that deliver competitive advantage.

This highly interactive course is delivered by facilitators who have led strategy formulation in major companies. Drawing on current research and using a practical approach through case studies and discussion, participants will be provided with concepts and frameworks that can be immediately applied in the workplace.



This course is for senior leaders or directors in sales, marketing, finance, operations, other roles that impact on company strategy. It is suitable for individuals from both the public and private sectors.


  • Enhancing capability in strategic decision making and complex problem solving using strategic analysis tools
  • Creating, sustaining and maximising growth opportunities through competitive advantage
  • Developing business policy and strategy within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests and
  • Developing business intuition, identifying assumptions, evaluating statements, rationalising effectively and linking analysis to common sense


Course Tutors 

Dr Jeannie Holstein
Dr Jeannie Holstein's primary research interests lie in the narrative practice of strategy in complex organizational and policy spaces such as the public sector. It is the intersection between government policy and organizational strategy that is her particular focus.

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She also contributes to teaching strategy, including MBA and Executive Education within the Management Division in the Business School, particularly with a public sector focus.

Jeannie's current research is examining the policy process itself, where meaning is contested and there is a constant struggle for interpretive control, seeking to take account of the consciousness or otherwise of the emotional framing, intertextually often required within contested contexts.

She is also exploring how the creation of 'strategic space' and 'open strategizing' in an executive education programme for local SMEs developed their capacity for growth. 

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Nottingham University Business School is an international leader in finance and management education and a research pioneer in entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. We are ranked sixth out of 101 UK business and management institutions for the quality and volume of our research.



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