Over the years, organisations become even more complex as they involve numerous departments and complicated structures. In order for organisations to be in control of the way their units operate and are connected to each other they must ensure that there are specific processes in place. These processes must have a holistic view of the organisation to ensure that all aspects of the organisation, its environment and the nature of its operations are considered. Furthermore, the management of the organisation must have a systemic perspective, meaning that all systems that are likely to be involved in the organisation’s processes must be included. A systemic approach also means that the organisation must consider the systems that must be in place and will help in controlling its processes and deal with any management issues.
The organisation’s strategic management could be described as a process that involves the following stages:
- Strategic planning – this is a process that aligns the various policies of the organisation and ensures that a clear plan is provided for the way the organisation’s resources are used towards its targets.
- Performance and budget planning – this is a process concerned with the evaluation of the organisation’s performance against set targets. The process also involves an analysis and plan of the organisation’s resources with emphasis placed on budgeting.
- Performance evaluation – this is a process that focuses on the evaluation of the organisation’s overall performance with the aid of specific success criteria selected to suit the organisation’s characteristics.
Learning Outcomes Are
- Understand supply chains
- Manage logistics and the supply chain
- Identify factors affecting supply chain management
- Assess and manage risks
- Integrate strategic and systems management in a business plan
The Postgraduate Certificate Courses are short online courses that can be completed between 5 hours - 3 months. The courses can be started at anytime and the study time is also flexible.
Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 50% in their test assessment for them to have successfully completed the programme after which they will be issued a soft copy of their certificate via mail.
However, candidates who do not meet up to the 50% pass mark will have to repeat the test and pay a resit fee of N10,000 before their certificate can be issued.
Since the PGC Programme is a Postgraduate (MBA Pathway), candidates have the option of completing all the modules + eight (8) assignments to acquire the Level 7 PGD Certificate.