Taught course

Developing strategy to manage uncertainty (online short course)

Open University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements.

The course will require around 20 hours to complete. You can begin at any time during the life of the course and study at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

This course explores the role of strategising to build resilience to the challenges that many individuals and organisations face today. There will be a focus on who strategists are and what they do in conjunction with how they create strategy and what types of strategic thinking they use. It will demonstrate how thinking and acting strategically can be used to help your organisation survive and thrive, even when unprecedented and unforeseen change threatens their very existence.

You will learn to:

  • explain what a strategy is and what strategists do
  • contribute to the contexts, levels and boundaries of strategic decisions
  • discuss the contexts, levels and boundaries of strategic decisions
  • identify components of an organisation’s market and non-market environments
  • distinguish between two styles of strategic thinking and enable strategic thinking in your organisation’s and/or your professional life.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.2 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Practice-Based Assignment 100

Course contact details

The Open University