Available dates

Jan 22—Oct 10, 2020
16 daysModules info
Oxford, United Kingdom
GBP 26000 ≈USD 35236
GBP 1625 per day


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About the course

Maximise your effectiveness in the changing global business environment

Globalisation has fundamentally changed the way business works and continues to rewrite the rules for business leaders. On this part-time postgraduate diploma for experienced professionals, you will both widen and deepen your understanding of these challenges and learn how to improve your effectiveness in the changing global business landscape.

This lively, interactive diploma provides the academic rigour of a specialised Oxford masters-level qualification in a format designed to suit busy executives. The programme consists of four modules, each lasting four days, over one year.


To you

  • Complete a masters-level qualification alongside your current role
  • Gain international insights, knowledge and skills
  • Build your professional networks with fellow business leaders from across the world
  • Boost your confidence and credibility at board-level

To your organisation

  • Develop leaders with enhanced strategic decision-making and an international mindset
  • Gain practical solutions to address the complexities of global business and management
  • Retain and develop top achievers and high-potential employees
  • Tap into game-changing research


Global strategy

  • Market and non-market strategies
  • Leading effectively across national cultures
  • Managing the global value chain
  • Global value creation: adding value scorecard
  • How to globalise: aligning organisational structures

Risk and reputation

  • Developing leadership styles to manage corporate reputation effectively
  • Risk analysis and scenarios thinking
  • Power and influence in global companies
  • Stakeholder engagement and crisis management

Corporate diplomacy in a global context

  • Business relations with states and NGOs
  • Corporate diplomacy: business as a political actor
  • Dealing effectively with the multiple regulator problem
  • Measuring and mitigating political risks
  • Government outsourcing

Business challenges in emerging markets

  • The rise of state capitalism and its impact on business-government relations
  • Dynamics of competition between local and foreign firms in emerging markets
  • Inclusive innovation at the bottom and the middle of the pyramid
  • The rise of emerging markets and the future of the global economic order

Who should attend

This programme is designed for experienced professionals with five or more years' work experience. Participants are likely to be working in a global role or looking to take up a position with a global focus.

We welcome enquiries from potential applicants and would be happy to discuss the programme with you in more detail and review your CV.

Trust the experts

Eric Thun

Eric Thun is the Peter Moores Associate Professor in Chinese Business Studies at Saїd Business School and a Fellow of Brasenose College. His primary areas of expertise are business in China and international business. His research focuses on the dynamics of competition in emerging markets. In hi...


Mari Sako

Mari Sako is Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, and a Professorial Fellow of New College, University of Oxford. Her areas of expertise include global strategy, comparative institutional analysis, outsourcing and offshoring, and professional services.  Her research on the gl...


Marc Szepan

Marc Szepan is a Lecturer in International Business. His areas of expertise include strategic management of global businesses, management of technology-intensive and digital businesses, business in China, and the aviation industry. Marc is a scholar-practitioner who brings extensive experience i...


Akshay Mangla

Akshay Mangla is an assistant professor in the Business, Government and International Economy Unit, where he teaches the course of the same name in the MBA required curriculum.  Professor Mangla’s primary expertise lies in the political economy of development, with a regional focus on South Asia....


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