Today, a key preoccupation of executives in most organisations is how to make their intended strategies work in practice. There is no shortage of good strategic planning but the issues surrounding how to implement strategies are understood less well. This course explores the key challenges facing senior managers seeking to execute strategy. It introduces a practical and rigorous process to drive from conceptual plans through to the concrete actions that deliver results. Methods are also introduced to ensure that all managers shaping and delivering initiatives and projects can align activities with strategic objectives effectively. Key issues such as performance measurement, organisation structure and reward systems are also explored to show how they affect implementation. A detailed exploration of competitive advantage shows how strategy implementation affects strategic positioning and, ultimately, long-term competitiveness. An in-depth case study based on real business situations provides further insights into how to make strategies work in practice.

Topics covered

  • The strategy implementation age
  • The Making Strategies Work process for linking strategy to action
  • Organisational designs, processes and systems
  • Using causality for aligning activities with objectives
  • Competitive advantage and strategy implementation
  • You read on distance and can take the exam at another location in the world.
  • You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities.
  • You get a solid material.
  • You get strong support through the web.
  • You turn knowledge directly into “business in practice”.
  • You get academic credits and the benefit of the wider international studies (MBA, MSc and DBA).



MBA education has been very stimulating and gave me the tools to apply the knowledge practically in the workplace. The flexibility to learn on distance fits perfectly with a job that involves lots of travelling.

Marie Lobéus, MBA, CFO, Hoist Technology AB


This training has far exceeded my expectations. Hugely inspirational speakers, good material, combined with a demanding level of education means that I can really recommend this MBA.

Henrik Jonsson, MBA Commercial Manager The Phone Hourse AB


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Manager and key persons


Level 7 (according to the EU framework)


About 200 hours. You will receive an international certificate from one of the world's leading universities, Heriot-Watt University. 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Credits.

Entry condition

Bachelor degree or equivalent.


Distance learning starts individually.

  • SEK 13.000 excl VAT.
  • Examination fee is not included.