Corporate Strategy

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course information

Course: Short Course

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 6 months 

Course Code: ICBCRPS

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per month

[over 10 months]

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Course Overview

The corporate strategy learning area looks at the longer term and bigger picture factors that drive corporate growth and profitability. These are essential skills required by financial accountants who are typically senior executives within their companies. Some of the modules you will be working on: Formulating a strategic direction, Strategy implementation, continuous improvement through strategic control and evaluation and formulation of corporate goals and objectives, just to name a few

  • Introduction to Strategic Management
  • Formulating a strategic direction
  • The context of strategic selection
  • The formulation of corporate goals and objectives
  • Strategy identification and formulation
    Strategy evaluation and selection
  • Strategy implementation
  • Continuous improvement through strategic control and
  • Strategic management and non-profit organizations

Study period: up to 6 months   

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and Workbook, and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists.

ICB Assessment and Award

Using the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) programme material, 30% of your final mark is calculated from the activities and evaluations you undertake during your Entrepreneurial distance learning course. Your Portfolio of Evidence (POE) is a folder you will receive once you have registered for your assessment, and it must include all tests and assignments you have completed for each module.

You will be required to do a written exam for each module, which accounts for 70% of your final mark and you will include that in your POE, which must be submitted to an ICB assessor. Assessment Centre are located throughout South Africa, so please visit to find an exam venue closest to you. Upon successful completion of your exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence showing the respective unit standards, which you have completed.

Important ICB Exam Information

You will need to register as a Student Member with the ICB, and enrol for the exam before prescribed closing dates with them. Please note ICB registration and assessment fees are not included in your course fees and must be paid directly to ICB. Please go to for current fees.

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course should have completed ICB Business Law and Accounting Control before starting this course


This course is accredited by ICB, a SAQA recognized professional body.

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College.

What our past students said



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