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Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (Part-time)

General Regulations

  • 1. The Diploma Course Committee of the Saïd Business School shall have the power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Strategy and Innovation to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the Committee may prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. The course shall be under the supervision of the Diploma Course Committee of the Saïd Business School which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Social Sciences Divisional Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

  • 3. Candidates may be admitted as students for the Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the Committee shall prescribe, provided that before admission candidates shall have satisfied the Committee that they have appropriate educational experience acceptable to the Committee, have relevant professional experience, and are well equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

  • 4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued the course prescribed by the Committee, may be admitted to the examination.

  • 5. If, for good cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out their studies, they may apply for a suspension, normally for not less than twelve months.

Special Regulations

  • 1. Candidates must follow a part-time course of instruction in Strategy and Innovation. The course length is twelve months for the open programme and twenty-four months for the closed company-specific programme.

    2. Candidates must complete the following four courses:

    • (i) Strategy

    • (ii) Innovation Strategy

    • (iii) Globalisation and Strategy

    • (iv) Strategy in Action

  • 3. Courses (i) to (iii) will each be assessed by a coursework submission. Course (iv) will be assessed by a final integrative coursework submission of 6,000 words.

  • 4. All coursework submissions must be submitted using the University-approved online submission system. Details are available on the programme learning platform. 
  • 5. Candidates may be requested to attend an oral examination on any of the assessments.

  • 6.Candidates who fail an assessment must may retake or resubmit the failed assessment once, no more than twelve months after the final meeting of the Board of Examiners, excluding any period of suspension.

  • 7. Candidates admitted to the twelve-month open programme cannot transfer between the two cohorts admitted each year, nor may they transfer to the twenty-four-month closed, company-specific programme. In exceptional circumstances, candidates on the twenty-four-month closed, company-specific programme may be permitted to transfer to the twelve-month open programme. 
  • 8. With the approval of the Programme Director, a candidate may substitute any of courses (i) to (iii) on the Postgraduate Diploma with core courses from the part-time MBA, the Postgraduate Diploma in AI for Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership, the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, or M.Sc. in Major Programme Management, assuming that core course falls within the permitted registration period for the original Postgraduate Diploma.