Programme outline


The diploma combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical approach to strategy and innovation.

Central to the design of the Oxford Executive Diplomas is the dual focus on the academic theory (and 'thinking') behind current organisational and global challenges, and the practical approaches ('doing') through which to successfully navigate them.  

Led by Dr Tim Galpin, the Oxford Executive Diploma in Strategy and Innovation offers a unique focus on the relationship and interdependencies between these two concepts over four core modules.



7-10 February 2024

  • Competitive strategy
  • Strategy in complex organisations
  • Decision-making analysis
  • Strategy processes
  • Advocating for strategic change

Innovation strategy

1-4 May 2024

  • Emergent markets and technologies
  • Thinking entrepreneurially
  • Partnering for innovation
  • Strategies to sustain innovation
  • Tools to capture value

Globalisation and strategy

17-20 July 2024

  • Global trends
  • Successful expansion strategies
  • Managing the global value chain
  • Global value creation: adding value scorecard
  • Strategies for capturing global value

Strategy in action

16-19 October 2024

  • Building organisational capabilities
  • Dealing with complexity
  • Reshaping business models
  • Tools for implementation
  • Delivering success


Diploma in Strategy and Innovation graduation

Modules one, two and three are assessed by either submissions, examinations or a combination of these. Module four is assessed by an extended Final Integrative Assignment (FIA) related to your organisation or industry.

Participants must pass all four modules to be awarded the diploma certificate (an accredited EQF Level 7 qualification) at a traditional University of Oxford end of course ceremony.

Study commitment

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Previous participants have estimated that the study commitment in-between modules is approximately six to eight hours per week for the duration of the diploma programme. This time is spent completing the allocated pre-reading prior to each module and preparing for the four assessments.