Customise your degree, the way you want it
Explore our portfolio of approximately 90 electives spanning everything from fintech to supply chain.
Offered in flexible formats on weekdays, evenings and block weeks, electives support invaluable cross-generational learning as you join other Graduate Masters, MBA, MiF and Executive Leadership programme students.
Our elective options are updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.
Accounting risk, regulation of standards and corporate governance.View electives Show less
Competition policy, industrial economics and economic integration.View electives Show less
Financial regulation, corporate finance and capital markets.View electives Show less
Decision modelling, service operations and e-business.View electives Show less
Advertising, branding, competitive strategy, consumer behaviour, global marketing, marketing models and media.View electives Show less
Leadership, groups, negotiations, creativity, culture and identity and business ethics.View electives Show less
Creating value through superior competitive performance.View electives Show less
In a world of increasing change and uncertainty, successful companies can seldom rely on their past sources of advantage for long. They need to adapt rapidly, but for a future that is not at all clear. They need to become more 'agile' in the way they develop and execute emerging strategies. This elective explores different contexts of change and uncertainty, and provides tools and concepts to help companies become more agile in various respects. The impact of the pandemic has only heightened awareness of how important and pervasive is this need for flexibility and agility as much in large organizations as in small ones.
Seven of the top ten companies in the world by market capitalisation, and the vast majority of unlisted ‘unicorn’ companies, are players in the digital economy: they sell primarily digital products (or hardware for accessing digital products), they operate with platform-based business models that give them increasing returns to scale, they have few tangible assets and they employ relatively small numbers of people.
These features make digital organisations fundamentally different to “industrial” organisations such as food manufacturers, oil & gas companies or automobile companies, who make physical products and operate in the world of decreasing returns to scale on which traditional economic theories were built.
The purpose of this course is to help students understand the differences between industrial and digital organisations, and to provide them with frameworks and practical advice for how to manage and work in digital organisations.
Firms are accelerating the use of analytics to translate human capital into competitive advantage. This trend has increased the demand for leaders who are informed users and consumers of analytical tools to manage and develop talent. This course meets such demand, by drawing on the latest evidence-based research on people analytics and educating students on how to use these tools in a thoughtful, effective, and responsible manner.
Students will be expected to use and analyse data, hence you need a basic knowledge of statistics. However, previous experience with statistical or programming packages is not required. We will provide you with some basic code and tools in class. The goal is to help you understand what kind of data and analytical techniques are more appropriate for each problem, as well as to train you in a thoughtful evaluation of the evidence required to make sound decisions.
Strategy execution capability is critical for organisations. As they grow and become more complex, the pressure to execute successfully increases. This course focuses on how organisations can more reliably achieve their strategic objectives by 'doing the right things right.' The elective builds on the core strategy course and creates a bridge between strategy and operations. It draws on leading research and adopts a highly practical approach, incorporating much direct application by students to real organisational challenges.
Graduates with the capability to not only develop but also execute strategy will be attractive to many organisations faced with strategy execution challenges and to consulting firms. For those pursuing a career in entrepreneurship, this course will also be invaluable.
You must successfully complete an additional three electives if you undertake the additional term. They run in a range of formats, and as with electives during the programme- are taken with students from all programmes.
You can take a maximum of three electives during the programme, however if you undertake the additional term, you complete an additional three electives.