Readiness Assessment
Is the UCT Strategic Business Management online short course the next step for your career?
Are you wanting to learn how to develop a business that's adaptable and resilient in the most competitive sectors? This short quiz will give you the insight you need to gauge exactly how impactful an online short course can  be.
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Over the course of 10 weeks, how many hours do you have available to focus on your part-time studies? *


 
Great!

This course consists of 10 modules, and will take you around 7-10 hours per week to:
            - read your course notes,
            - watch video lectures,
            - engage with your classmates, and
            - complete quizzes or assignments 
before you can move on to the next week's module.

 
That could work, but you may need to squeeze in a few more before you go to bed.

Our past students have reported that it takes them 7-10 hours each week to fully engage with the course material.



 
Wow, that's quite a busy lifestyle!

But, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, "If you want something done, ask a busy person."

Our past students have found that it takes them about 7-10 hours per week to fully engage with their course material

Could you wake up a little earlier or perhaps fit in some extra study time during your lunch break?

 
Do you have reliable access to a computer and broadband internet? *


 
That's perfect!

This course is completely online, so an internet connection is necessary to watch the videos, download course content, upload assignments and interact with your Head Tutor and fellow classmates via the online discussion forum.

 
Could you access the internet at a library, your favourite coffee shop, or an internet cafe?

This course is entirely online, so you'll need an internet connection to watch videos, download course content, and upload assignments throughout the programme.

 
Have you signed up for any other online short courses in the past, through GetSmarter or any other institution? *


 
No problem!

Here are two reasons why 94.7% of our students successfully complete their online course:

1. Our online learning platform is immersive, dynamic, and super easy-to-navigate - from the comfort of your own home. 

2. Your dedicated Course Coach will make sure you maintain your learning momentum, and support you every step of the way.

 
Have you ever successfully completed an online short course, either through GetSmarter or another institution? *


 
That's great! 

You're clearly ready to join the 37,000 professionals who have already successfully completed a GetSmarter short course, online and part-time. 

 
Not a problem. 

Here are two reasons why 94.7% of our students successfully complete their online course:

1. Our online learning platform is immersive, dynamic, and super easy-to-navigate - from the comfort of your own home. 

2. Your dedicated Course Coach will ensure you maintain your learning momentum, and support you every step of the way.

 
Which industry do you currently work in? *


 
Perfect.

This course offers you the opportunity to develop a transferable skill set you can use to make a positive impact on your organisation's current and future performance - across any industry.

 
Which skills and expertise are you most interested in developing through this course? *


 
Almost finished!

Let's see if you can answer this quick question, and test your aptitude for the course, just for fun:

Which of the following does strategic business management NOT provide? *


 
Oops! That's incorrect.

It does provide an alignment between the business mission and vision.

The correct answer is D: Strategic business management does NOT provide a rigid plan for a business to follow. Strategy needs to be agile in order to adapt to a dynamic corporate and macro economic climate.

If you register to attend this course, you can expect to be exposed to a wealth of knowledge that will empower you to handle any Strategic Business Management question that gets thrown at you!

 
Oops! That's incorrect.

It does provide an overview of where a business is going.

The correct answer is D: Strategic business management does NOT provide a rigid plan for a business to follow. Strategy needs to be agile in order to adapt to a dynamic corporate and macro economic climate.

If you register to attend this course, you can expect to be exposed to a wealth of knowledge that will empower you to handle any Strategic Business Management question that gets thrown at you!

 
Oops! That's incorrect.

It does provide alignment between all members of a business.

The correct answer is D: Strategic business management does NOT provide a rigid plan for a business to follow. Strategy needs to be agile in order to adapt to a dynamic corporate and macro economic climate.

If you register to attend this course, you can expect to be exposed to a wealth of knowledge that will empower you to handle any Strategic Business Management question that gets thrown at you!

 
Correct! 

Strategic business management does not provide a rigid plan for a business to follow. Strategy needs to be agile in order to adapt to a dynamic corporate and macro economic climate.

Sounds like you're more than ready to master the world of strategic business management and reap the benefits for you and your business. 

 
Finally, what's your strongest motivation for taking this course? *


It looks like this course could be perfect for you.

On successful completion of this course, coupled with your existing experience and managerial skills, you'll not only gain an updated skill set that allows you to adapt to the contemporary South African business environment, but also a well-respected certificate backed by UCT,  Africa's leading university.

Ready to update and formalise your strategic business management skills?
I'M READY TO REGISTER
It looks like this course could be perfect for you.

You’ll foster the skills needed to find an effective strategic direction for your organisation, through learning the fundamentals of innovative and analytical strategic management, and you'll be able to immediately apply your up-to-date knowledge in your current role. 

Ready to advance your skill set?
I'M READY TO REGISTER
You've come to the right place. 

The skills you'll learn through this course are applicable across industries, meaning that your new skill set will be relevant and your career opportunites will be broader. Any business, in every industry, can benefit from a more effective strategic management approach, and you'll have the skills necessary to make the right changes.

Ready to broaden your career horizons?
I'M READY TO REGISTER
You're in the right place.

This course offers you the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to create and implement effective management strategies, and will work towards establishing you as a valuable strategic partner within your organisation.

Ready to take the next step in your career?
I'M READY TO REGISTER