Programme outline


The diploma combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical approach to strategy and innovation.

Central to the design of the Oxford Executive Diplomas is the dual focus on the academic theory (thinking) behind current organisational and global challenges, and the practical approaches (doing) through which to successfully navigate them.  

Led by Programme Director Tim Galpin, the Oxford Executive Diploma in Strategy and Innovation offers a unique focus on the relationship and interdependencies between these two concepts over four core modules.

You can choose to apply to one of two available cohorts. You must be able to attend all of the module dates for your chosen cohort, as changing classes during the diploma is not permitted.



Stream one: 8-11 February 2023
Stream two: 8-11 March 2023

  • Competitive strategy
  • Strategy in complex organisations
  • Decision-making analysis
  • Strategy processes
  • Advocating for strategic change

Innovation strategy

Stream one: 3-6 May 2023
Stream two: 31 May-3 June 2023

  • Emergent markets and technologies
  • Thinking entrepreneurially
  • Partnering for innovation
  • Strategies to sustain innovation
  • Tools to capture value

Globalisation and strategy

Stream one: 26-29 July 2023
Stream two: 13-16 September 2023

  • Global trends
  • Successful expansion strategies
  • Managing the global value chain
  • Global value creation: adding value scorecard
  • Strategies for capturing global value

Strategy in action

Stream one: 18-21 October 2023
Stream two: 15-18 November 2023

  • Building organisational capabilities
  • Dealing with complexity
  • Reshaping business models
  • Tools for implementation
  • Delivering success


Diploma in Strategy and Innovation graduation

Modules one, two and three are assessed by either in-person exams, online exams, or assignments, or a combination of these. Module four is assessed by an extended assignment related to your organisation or industry.

Study commitment

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You are expected to complete the allocated pre-reading prior to each module.

Previous participants have estimated that the study commitment of the programme is approximately 5–8 hours per week for the duration of the diploma.