Strategic Management - Decision Making Processes and Tools - Revised

Study the decision-making process and learn about the tools used to successfully implement long-term goals and objectives.

Leadership and Management
Free Course
Study the decision-making process and learn about the tools used to successfully implement long-term goals and objectives.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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Strategic Management - Decision-Making Process and Tools is a course that will show you how top managers use the decision making process and associated tools to implement long-term goals and objectives.

The course opens with an introduction to the decision making process involved in strategic management. You will learn about important decision making steps, from determining the mission or purpose of an organization to specifying objectives and goals to formulating a strategic plan and through to monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the strategic plan.

The course will then introduce you to important subjects in strategic management, such as strategic competitiveness, strategic risk, strategic flexibility, and internal and external analysis and what role they play in the decision-making process.

Finally, you will learn more about the 7-S Framework from McKinsey. This management model is used as an organizational analysis tool to assess and monitor changes in the internal situation of an organization. The components of the 7-S Framework are: Structure, Systems, Style, Staff, Skills, Strategy and Super Ordinate Goals. You will learn how a change in any one of these components of an organization can be analyzed to determine its effect on the other components.

This course will be of great interest to managers and professionals in the area of strategic management, who would like to learn more about effective decision making processes that can guide a business's future direction.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the decision making process in Strategic Management:
  • Describe internal and external analysis;
  • Describe Mintzberg’s Modes of Strategic Decision Making;
  • Describe aspects of corporate planning;
  • Describe a conceptual model of corporate planning;
  • List the 7-S Framework;
  • Describe the role of each component of the 7-S Framework.


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