Oxford Strategic Alignment Programme

Aligned team
Lead enterprise transformation for organisational success
Start date:
  • 6 weeks
Time commitment:
  • Short programme
  • Online


  • £2,200

About the programme

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

Strategic alignment doesn't occur by accident or chance, only by design. This programme aims to provide senior decision-makers with a transformational mindset, supported by intellectual tools for effective organisational alignment. 

Learn to analyse and align the various elements of your organisation – from its business strategy to its architecture – to best support long-term success. Designed to equip you with the skills to fully align all components of your enterprise value chain, and facilitate strategic alignment in any enterprise, be it in the private, public or not-for-profit sector. 

Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will become part of a community, learning together through a dedicated Online Campus.

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

Associate Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School


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

  • A comprehensive understanding of strategic alignment and its impact on an enterprise’s long-term performance and competitiveness
  • An ability to implement transformation throughout your enterprise value chain, by aligning enterprise purpose, business strategy, organisational architecture, and management systems
  • An intellectual toolkit, along with practical frameworks, for developing strategies that support and fulfill 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
  • Access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn

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, who will share their extensive knowledge to support your learning and development. 


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 leading positive change.


Orientation module

Welcome to your online campus

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?


Options for organisations

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