Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (Part-Time)

General Regulations

  • 1. The Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School shall have the power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Strategy and Innovation to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the Committee may prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. The examination for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be under the supervision of the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Social Sciences Divisional Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

  • 3. Candidates may be admitted as students for the Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the Committee shall prescribe, provided that before admission candidates shall have satisfied the Committee that they have appropriate educational experience acceptable to the Committee, have relevant professional experience, and are well equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

  • 4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued the course prescribed by the Committee, may be admitted to the examination.

  • [For students starting before MT 2017: 5. If, for good cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out their studies, the Diploma Director(s) concerned may grant him or her a request for a temporary suspension of status, for not less than three and not more than twelve months at any one time.  Applications for suspension of status should be made to the Diploma Director(s) concerned, c/o the relevant Graduate Studies Assistant; and will require additional approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.  No student may be granted more than twelve months’ suspension of status in this way by the Diploma Director.]

  • [For students starting from MT 2017: 5. If, for good cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out their studies, the Programme Director may grant a temporary suspension of status, for not less than one and not more than twelve months at any one time.  Applications for suspension of status should be made to the Diploma Director(s) concerned, c/o the relevant Graduate Studies Assistant; and will require additional approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.  The Programme Director shall grant no more than twelve months of suspension in this way to students following the twelve month version of the programme, and no more than twenty-four months of suspension for students following the twenty-four month version of the programme.]

Special Regulations

  • [For students starting before MT 2017: 1. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Strategy and Innovation either for at least twelve months and not more than fourteen months, or for at least twenty-four months and not more than twenty-six months. Candidates must complete:

    • (a) four courses, and satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with each course. The four courses are:

      • Strategy

      • Innovation Strategy

      • Globalisation and Strategy

      • Strategy in Action

    • (b) Courses may be assessed by one or more of the following: written examinations, individual and group assignments, subject to the constraint that at least 50 per cent of marks in any course must be assigned to individual work. Assignments must be submitted online, as set out in the assessment section of the programme WebLearn site, not later than 12 noon on the stipulated submission date, which will be published by the Course Director by the first module of the course.

    • (c) A project report not exceeding 10,000 words on a topic agreed by the examiners. The project report must be submitted online, as set out in the assessment section of the programme WebLearn site, not later than 12 noon on the stipulated submission date, which will be published by the Course Director by the first module of the course. All material submitted for the project report shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate’s own work.

  • 2. Candidates may be examined viva voce on one or more of the written examinations, assignments, and the project report.

  • 3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

  • 4. Candidates who fail an examination may be re-examined on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of their initial failure.

  • 5. With the approval of the Programme Director, a candidate may substitute core courses on the Postgraduate Diploma with core courses from the part-time MBA, the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership, the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, or M.Sc. in Major Programme Management, assuming that core course falls within the permitted registration period for the original Postgraduate Diploma.]

  • [For students starting from MT 2017: 1. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Strategy and Innovation either at least twelve months and not more than twenty-four months, or for at least twenty-four months and not more than forty-eight months. Candidates must complete:

    • (a) four courses, and satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with each course. The four courses are:

      • (i) Strategy

      • (ii) Innovation Strategy

      • (iii) Globalisation and Strategy

      • (iv) Strategy in Action

      • Details can be found in the course handbook.
    • (b) Courses (i) to (iii) will each be assessed by a 2-hour written examination.  Course (iv) will be assessed by a final integrative written assignment of 6,000 words. Assignments must be submitted online, as set out in the assessment section of the programme WebLearn site, not later than 12 noon on the stipulated submission date, which will be published by the Programme Director by the first module of the programme.  All material submitted for the integrative written assignment shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work.

  • 2. Candidates may be examined viva voce on one or more of the written examinations and the integrative written assignment.

  • 3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

  • 4. Candidates who fail an examination may be re-examined on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of their initial failure.

  • 5. With the approval of the Programme Director, a candidate may substitute any of courses (i) to (iii) on the Postgraduate Diploma with core courses from the part-time MBA, the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership, the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, or M.Sc. in Major Programme Management, assuming that core course falls within the permitted registration period for the original Postgraduate Diploma.]