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Strategy Development and Implementation
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Business Management and Organization
Online: 15.0
This CPE course provides you with the technical knowledge required for the CGMA exam related to strategic management accounting. Its focus is on defining strategy, looking at the process of strategy formulation, and describing the role of senior management within that process. This course includes the Strategy Development track and the Strategy Implementation & Change Management track.

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Learn to formulate strategies and manage strategic influences

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the process of strategy formulation, and the influence of key external factors on organizational strategy
  • Evaluate information systems requirements for successful implementation of strategies
  • Evaluate opportunities for the use of IT and IS for the organization, including Big Data
  • Evaluate key external factors affecting an organization's strategy
  • Identify the important elements in the change process
  • Recommend change leadership processes in support of strategy implementation
  • Evaluate tools and techniques for planning and implementing a strategy or change program

Key Topics

  • The processes of strategic analysis and generating strategic options
  • The role and responsibilities of directors in the strategy formulation and implementation process
  • Approaches to business/government relations and to relations with society
  • The impact of the external environment on an organization and its strategy
  • Alternative models of strategic performance measurement in a range of business contexts
  • The strategic and competitive impact of information systems, including the potential contribution of Big Data
  • How to build and manage strategic relationships with stakeholders
  • The key impacts of organizational change on organizations
  • Tools, techniques and strategies for managing and leading the change process
  • The role of leadership in managing the change process and building and managing effective teams
  • Appropriate leadership styles within a range of organizational change concepts

Who Will Benefit?

  • Management accountants wanting to develop skills in in strategy development and implementation
  • Candidates preparing for the CGMA exam

If you've always been interested in more than just "the numbers," this is the course for you.

You'll learn how to:

  • Develop strategies
  • Craft vision and mission statements
  • Identify and manage external strategic influences
  • Explore issues of corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Understand the effects of both external and internal environments on an organizationís overall position.
  • Assess the power of customer and supplier relationships
  • Analyze the many types of change an organization can encounteróand how it can make the most of change

Finally, youíll focus on learning how to create operational performance measures that effectively gauge progress toward strategic goals.

This course is made up of the Strategy Development Track (modules 1-6) and Strategy Implementation & Change Management Track (modules 7-12) .

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CPE credits
: 15.0
NASBA Field of Study
Business Management and Organization
Management accounting experience or the equivalent
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
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