Oxford Enterprise Leadership Programme

Lead enterprise transformation for organisational success

Start date:


  • 6 weeks

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Online


  • £2,300

About the programme

In today’s complex business world, misalignment puts your enterprise at risk, while alignment leads to performance.

This specialised business strategy programme equips leaders to better align their organisation, enabling fulfilment of its purpose and improving performance and efficiency.

The programme adopts a fresh perspective on the business-critical topic of organisational effectiveness. It aims to educate participants on key methods to improve effectiveness and performance through the application of new research and innovation in the field of strategic alignment. This is the careful arrangement of the various elements of an enterprise – from its business strategy to how it’s organised – to best support the fulfilment of its long-term purpose.  Taking a unique view on organisational effectiveness, the programme will equip you with a toolkit to align purpose, strategy, and capability for improved performance management and effectiveness.

Delivered in collaboration with digital education provider GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand, you will be part of a community learning together through a dedicated Online Campus.

An introduction to the programme



On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:

  • Strategies for improving organisational effectiveness and efficiency based on the concept of strategic alignment, and an understanding of the critical role it plays in determining your enterprise’s long-term performance and competitiveness
  • The ability to implement transformation throughout your enterprise value chain, by aligning enterprise purpose, business strategy, organisational architecture, and performance management systems
  • An intellectual toolkit, along with practical frameworks, for developing strategies that support and fulfil the organisation’s purpose
  • Enhanced knowledge supported by real-world case studies, guest experts from some of the world’s leading enterprises, and exclusive insights from Oxford Saïd
  • Membership of the official Oxford Saïd elumni community
  • Access to the official Oxford Executive Education Elumni group on LinkedIn

Programme outline

Orientation module

Welcome to your online campus.

Applications to join the programme will be accepted until the end of the orientation module.

Module 1

The importance of strategic alignment

What is strategic alignment and why does it matter?

Module 2

The purpose-led enterprise

What do you do as an enterprise and why do you do it?

Module 3

Crafting a winning business strategy

What is your enterprise trying to win at?

Module 4

Superior organisational capability and architecture 

What does your enterprise need to be good at to win and what makes you good?

Module 5

Fit-for-purpose management systems 

What delivers the performance your enterprise needs to win?

Module 6

Leading your enterprise to win 

How can you lead your enterprise to sustainable success?

We know the best aligned enterprises are the best performing. The challenge is that superior alignment does not occur by accident or by chance. It is solely the result of the quality of an enterprise’s leadership.

Jonathan Trevor

Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School

Meet the faculty

Professor Jonathan Trevor, Oxford Saïd's expert on enterprise leadership and business transformation, draws on his extensive research to provide the foundations for the teaching in this programme. You will also get to explore his book, Align: A Leadership Blueprint for Aligning Enterprise Purpose, Strategy and Organisation during the modules. 

Jonathan is joined by key faculty, subject matter experts, and industry practitioners at the forefront of organisational performance and development, who will share their extensive knowledge to support your learning.


Industry expert contributors

The thinking behind the programme

The School is a centre for extensive expertise on business strategy and organisational effectiveness, exploring key themes including the future of work, business transformation, and enterprise leadership. Our Programme Director, Jonathan Trevor, is the recognised authority on strategic alignment and has worked with leadership teams across the world to apply his ideas.

This programme is a practical way to access active research, and uses evidence-based insights, strategic frameworks, case studies, and real-world application to help you understand the important role strategic alignment plays in creating positive change and driving purpose-led organisational development.

Programme impact

Alumni of the programme detail how their approach to leading strategy has changed in substantive and practical ways. 

The CPD Certification Service

This programme is certified by The CPD Certification Service. It may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies.

Options for organisations

If you are looking to integrate Oxford online programmes with your organisation’s learning and development strategy, we have tailored solutions to help deliver an innovative learning experience across teams.