The Strategic Business Leader syllabus covers a range of professional skills demanded by effective leaders or in supporting senior management in directing organizations.
It provides an insight into making and implementing a strategy, the identification, assessment, and control of risks, including the financial aspects of managing an organization.
The syllabus also includes a section relating to IT and security controls and its application at all levels of the organization, with a focus on innovation, performance excellence, and change management to enable organizational success.
Apply leadership and ethical skills and promote a positive culture within an organization
Manage performance and value creation with an organizations' perspective
Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization's governance and agency system
Identify the board responsibilities towards their stakeholders, including its social commitments
Evaluate the position of the organization against the external landscape and the availability of resources
Analyze the risk profile of the organization
Select and apply key technologies and data analytics, affecting the organization’s value chain
Identify opportunities and implement options within a robust IT security controls framework
Evaluate management reporting and internal control and audit systems
Apply high-level financial techniques in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategic options
Enable success through innovative thinking, and applying key strategies and technologies
Initiate, lead and organize projects, while managing talent and business resources
Apply a range of Professional Skills in addressing requirements within the Strategic Leader examination and in preparation for, or to support current work experience