Professional Level: Business Strategy and Technology


The module is aim to provide students with an understanding of how businesses develop and implement strategy.

On complete of this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and analyse the consequences of a business’s current objectives, market position and direction;
  • Evaluate the likely consequences of strategic choice and recommend strategies to meet the objectives of a business; and
  • Recommend appropriate methods of implementing strategies and demonstrate how management information can be used subsequently to measure and monitor strategic performance.

Course Objective and Approach:

The course is planned to prepare you for success in the Business Strategy exam. This is our key objective. We assume that you have done some preparatory work prior to the commencement of the course and that we can build on this through the duration of the course.


The course will consist of two phases – a lecture-based teaching phase and a revision phase. Lectures will follow the content of BPP course notes and will include extensive practice on questions from the ICAEW Question Bank.

You will be set assignments at the end of each lecture session. All assignments will be reviewed/ assessed by the course tutor in the following session.

Two Progress Tests (PT) will be set for completion during the teaching phase of the course and reviewed by the course tutor. One Mock Exam (ME) will be set for completion before the revision phase of the course and will be marked by the course tutor. A second ME will be issued for you to practice on at the end of the revision phase of the course.

The course is interactive and you will be encouraged to participate in class discussions.

“Completeness” is a key audit assertion. To meet the key course objective of exam success you need to be complete in your exam preparation. The course is aimed at exposure/ coverage to/ of most exam matters. You will be expected to attend all lectures and revisions, complete all course assignments and sit for and return all PT and ME answers.