Strategic management, regardless whether it is used within business administration or not, is just a useful ability for an individual to possess.

While it was a key focus within my Lean MBA, strategic managemet was a focus I cultivated beyond my business studies because I knew that it would be an invaluable compententcy for all the concentrations of my MTA Portfolio. 

Strategic thinking is an essential aptitude for the 21st-century. Whether you are shaping your career, building a long-term financial plan, emigrating away from toxic political climates, family planning in a climate crisis world or navigating your way through a pandemic, etc., cultivating a broad view mindset and building a flexible strategy for yourself is a sure-fire way to succeed in a century gone mad.  

After diving into an overview of strategic thinking and how business ethics can have a huge influence on it (and vice versa), I went even further by undertaking a 4-month strategic management specialization on Coursera (this why I have two courses both called Strategic Management).

The learning I have gained from this module I have already put to effective use in all the final projects of this MTA Portfolio and it is learning that will no doubt prove to be invaluable for all my endeavours moving forwards. 

7 Courses

Strategic Management (Open2Study)

Platform: Open2Study

Institution: Open Training Institute

Started: 11/08/2014

Finished: 09/09/2014

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Business Ethics in the Real World

Platform: Canvas Network

Institution: Markkula Centre for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

Started: 12/11/2015

Finished: 14/06/2016

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Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture

Platform: Canvas Network

Institution: Markkula Centre for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

Started: 13/02/2016

Finished: 14/06/2016

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Strategic Management

Platform: Coursera

Institution: Copenhagen Business School

Started: 06/11/2016

Finished: 31/12/2016

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Strategy Formulation

Platform: Coursera

Institution: Copenhagen Business School

Started: 17/11/2016

Finished: 31/12/2016

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Strategy Implementation

Platform: Coursera

Institution: Copenhagen Business School

Started: 29/11/2016

Finished: 27/07/2017

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Strategic Management Capstone Project

Platform: Coursera

Institution: Copenhagen Business School

Started: 27/07/2017

Finished: 01/09/2020

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Strategic thinkers do it differently. They understand and dig deeper with regards to analyzing processes, developing and applying performance metrics, collecting data and producing analytics to make more informed decisions. Strategic thinkers have high levels of critical thinking skills. When it comes to decision making, they are more contemplative and ask more thoughtful questions. They challenge themselves, colleagues, employees, supervisors and executives to consider answers for these questions.

Terina Allen, 3 Unmistakable Signs That You Are A Strategic Thinker, forbes.com, 20/11/2018