Stage 1: Modules & Assignments
Assessment value 30%
Participants will be required to complete four core and two additional modules. The first five modules have written assignments. Each of the five assignments is handed out during the module and is due four weeks from the time of attending the module. Participants should expect each assignment to require a minimum of eight hours work.
All assignments will be assessed and participants will be encouraged wherever possible to base them on real issues or activities within their workplace. Some assignments may also be team-based.
Stage 2: Case Study Exam
Assessment value 40%
Approximately one week after completing the sixth and final module, participants will be required to sit a two-hour multi-disciplined case study exam.
The case study will describe a real business situation. This will be provided approximately one week before the exam to allow participants to become familiar with the business being studied. Participants will be required to take the perspective of senior management to answer 4-5 multi-discipline questions. Participants have an opportunity to use their knowledge combined with their analytical and problem solving skills to assess the current strategy and to evaluate and make recommendations for the future.
Stage 3: Work-Based Project
Following completion of the final module, participants will be asked to select a project of strategic significance to their organisation. Alternatively, they may elect to form a syndicate with one or more fellow participants.
This component requires participants to apply and integrate the full scope of learning provided in the six program modules in a single, work-based project. The project will need to be completed within approximately three months (12 weeks).
Assessment for this component will be based on a 20-minute presentation and submission of a comprehensive written report, each detailing key findings and recommendations.
In recent years, feedback has shown that the vast majority of participants' projects have delivered measurable benefits to their organisations, including increased revenues, enhanced productivity and greater cost efficiencies.
Some indicative projects:
- Development of a Risk Management Plan.
- Growth strategy - Opportunities for Market Diversification.
- Establishing a performance measurement system.
- Development of a workplace retention model.
All three stages of the program must be completed.