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Global Strategic Intelligence Management

Creative thinking

Overview and aims

Welcome to the course on Global Strategic Intelligence Management. This course has been designed to
  • Train the students to advice in the decision-making processes in organizations and public and private institutions through global strategic intelligence production.
  • Provide knowledge about the theoretical background of the conceptual strategic intelligence as well as the fundamentals of research problems and their applications.
  • Train the students in the use of research methods and data analysis techniques for the production of strategic intelligence, considering the interaction of multidimensional, multidisciplinary and multi-organic processes that occur in different domains and levels of analysis.


  • 1st lesson: concepts of intelligence, strategic intelligence and global strategic intelligence: mission, types and objetives
  • 2nd lesson: the general systems theory and organizational behaviour
  • 3th lesson: the decision making process: problem analysis methodology, decision making, learning, creativity, and entrepreneurship
  • 4th lesson: managerial decision-making process: systems, modeling and support

Course description

The current world is being impacted by a series of changes that are occurring at an unprecedented rate. This is a true paradigm shift in which the vision and projection strategies, tactics and operations are severely affected by many unforeseen social, economic, cultural, technological and political events. The environment, where companies interact with organizations and institutions, is substantially different from what has been known before and has to face intense changes from all areas, strongly amalgamated related demographic field, the system of principles and values, production systems, educational systems, labor systems and social protection, global competition, science and technology, energy resources, geo-box political and economic, etc.

In this respect, it has been shown that the functions of prevention, early, early warning and early assessments of threats, risks and opportunities are the main functional strategic attitudes that seek to improve individual and organizational performance in complex and uncertain environments, with highly critical factors and to develop strategies that reflect reality, but which allow the production of high value-added results to facilitate effective and efficient decision making.

This impact is most notable in the areas of senior management where processes are required to be fully appropriate, rigorous, and transparent and with credible decisions due to the increasing demands of citizens, customers and the general public. In this situation, the resource information has become not only commoditized, but has also implied the need for specific methodology for their production, processing and distribution, as previously established goals, in order to build future scenarios, anticipate conflicts potential and critical situations, assess future threats, reduce risks, identify early warning indicators and identify future opportunities, which are the basic elements of what we call intelligence.

Strategic intelligence has a proactive nature. It is produced as part of the vision of what is possible and desirable. The finding and discovering of opportunities in difficulties, creating added value and calculating risks based on recognizing that technology is an element that not always guarantees success. Dimensions are components of international strategic intelligence, among others, the geographical, sociological, political, economic, identity, technology, individual leadership, etc.

In this context, formal skills, acquired by the managers in relation to the management of global strategic intelligence, gain great relevance facing the exclusivity of information technology, with the need to have a trained professionals to analyze information visually as well as a strategic direction in business administration.