Corporate Strategy Implementation - Cork

The programme consists of one ten-credit module – Corporate Strategy Simulation.

The module will develop students knowledge and understanding of strategic analysis models by completing a business situational analysis and developing a proposed implementation plan. Students will then follow their strategic plan across several cycles of a strategy simulation. Students working in groups will experience challenging and dynamic board room discussions, developing their corporate strategy knowledge and soft skills. The reflective assessment elements of the module reinforce student learning ensuring lessons are learnt from all decisions made.

Subjects taught

Corporate Strategy Simulation

Programme Features

Reflective Learning
Action Learning
Enhanced Employability Competences

Programme design is based on research showing the benefit of strategy simulations to participants employability competences. Some of the competences shown to benefit from the use of simulations include

Decision Making
Organisational skills
Analytical Skills
Communication skills
Business Acumen
Cultural awareness

Entry requirements


Who wish to provide professional development and upskilling for existing or potential management staff or those seeking to progress into those roles. However, all staff members in an organisation will benefit from understanding the strategy process and the challenges with implementation.


Who wish to expand their experience in strategy development and implementation. The programme can provide further depth to business students strategy knowledge and complementary core business knowledge to non-business graduates.

Industry Background

The programme is applicable to all industries, including social enterprise and the charity sector. Participants may be public or private sector employees or entrepreneurs. All organisations need a strategy and need to know how to implement it.

Educational Requirements

We would suggest that applicants ideally have a Level 8 qualification in any discipline; however, applicants with significant work experience will also be considered and are eligible for our recognition of prior learning process.


This programme will be blended delivery in the coming academic year. While much of the lectures will take place online, students may be required to attend campus on a couple of occasions each semester and will have to attend on-campus for their final examinations at the end of each semester.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Blended

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