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Strategic Decision Making

The Impact of Emerging Business Issues



This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of contemporary strategic issues which is essential to their organisations' long-term survival and growth in today’s rapidly changing business environment. The course reviews the main external information from many perspectives, including economic, governance, technological and accounting.  It will also provide effective sources of information which should be a key part of any executive’s environmental scanning strategy. 

Who should attend

This programme is designed for Senior Managers and Executives, who are involved in strategic decision making and planning. Senior Executives in finance or non-finance roles will benefit from this programme, which delivers an awareness of key external forces that influence organisational decision-making.  


The global economic outlook

  • Global prospects for growth
  • Key regional economic opportunities and challenges
  • Regional case study

Emerging issues in corporate governance

  • Current and emerging issues in corporate governance
  • Developments in  legislative and policy frameworks
  • Case study in governance

Emerging technological issues

  • Key technological developments and trends
  • Technology case study

Emerging issues in finance and accounting

  • Developments in international accounting standards
  • Developments in management accounting

Emerging environmental and regulatory issues

  • Emerging environmental issues
  • Developments in the global environmental policy framework
  • Environmental case study

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Develop an improved awareness of the importance of external information in strategic decision making
  • Recognise key global and regional economic opportunities and challenges
  • Understand current corporate governance issues and frameworks
  • Implement recent changes in accounting practice and techniques
  • Appreciate the impact of recent developments in technology and their potential business impact
  • Appreciate key green issues, the policy framework and the potential impact on business.
  • Corporate Governance
  • Decision Making
  • Environmental Management Accounting (EMA)
  • Finance
  • Financial Awareness for Managers

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