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Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation

Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation

Benefits to your organisation

The Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation enables you to build competitive advantage in your organisation.  Your exposure to world-leading faculty and talented peer group will immediately refresh your own thinking but also the range of ideas that your client or employer organisations have access to.

The Diploma offers a further number of real benefits to your organisation including:

  • Your increased expertise and confidence in strategy and innovation, enabling you to impact directly on significant business decisions in your own or client organisations

  • The modular format which enables you to integrate study into your working life, while remaining a productive and contributing member of the management team

  • You can add value to your organisation from the very first module by applying your learning directly when you return

  • You gain the knowledge and insight you need to navigate the complexities of strategic leadership and make the broadest possible contribution to the success of your organisation.

  • The assessments, which are structured to add practical value. Exams are case study based so help you to apply your learning. The final assignment can be based on an area of interest and value to your organisation.

Building a business case

If you are seeking support from your employer it may be helpful to prepare the following:

  • A skills gap analysis - think through where you currently fit in your organisation and how the Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation will enhance the contribution you make

  • Match your objectives in undertaking the Diploma to those of your organisation by using the module content

  • Illustrate how an increased knowledge of the areas covered by the Diploma could benefit your organisation

  • Consider a strategic issue facing the organisation that you could explore in detail for the assignment. This could result in a valuable piece of internal consultancy work for your organisation.

Employer organisations represented in recent cohorts include:

ABN Amro Commercial Finance

Nexen Inc.

Abu Dhabi Executive Council



Nuclear Decommissioning Authority



Barclays Bank

Poste Italiene


Samsung Electronics



Cathay Pacific Airways

Shell Upstream International

Clifford Chance


Deutsche Bank

Transport for London




Vodafone Group


Zurich Financial Services

Meltwater Group



Find out more

Download a copy of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation brochure here

Contact us
Joe Nicholson
+44 (0) 1865 610067