This intensive program has been designed for high potential students who want to have a strategic impact in the organization they will work for. As a complex and thrilling discipline, strategy requires strong critical thinking skills and determination, that’s why the MSc Strategic Management recruits the brightest students in a variety of disciplines. This program is a fantastic gateway towards careers in the most prestigious companies around the world.
Strategy is a vibrant, complex and constantly evolving environment which requires the strongest intellectual qualities. The MSc Strategic Management trains high potential students to develop a full strategic mindset and to master a broad and in-depth understanding of strategy’s logics and issues. To achieve this goal, it provides an exhaustive and intense curriculum covering the diverse areas linked to strategy, from negotiation games to innovation management, including big data, mergers & acquisitions, and many more topics. This wide range of courses allows the students to grasp all the mega trends, the analytical means, the leverages, and the priorities linked to strategy. All the students enrolled in the MSc Strategic Management live a truly challenging intellectual experience.
As the MSc Strategic Management is very demanding, we recruit the brightest students of top universities from around the world. They come from a variety of disciplines, such as management, economics, engineering, and political sciences, in order to form a diverse and high-level cohort which also reflects the richness of strategy itself.
With 23 different nationalities, this program gives students the opportunity to interact with people from a wide range of cultures and academic backgrounds. The participants really benefit from the variety of knowledge that each brings from their own experience to make the most out of group projects.
The consulting industry is in constant demand of high-level graduates who perfectly understand the world of strategy and adapt to complex environments. As HEC Paris recruits only the best profiles, and provides them with premier academic and operational knowledge, HEC graduates benefit from a very well-established reputation among the most prestigious companies across the world.
Consultancy firms are deeply involved in the life of the program: many experts from the sector conduct classes as well as numerous workshops throughout the year, notably BCG, Oliver Wyman, and Bain & Company. Also, an optional company project allows the students to assist companies in tackling a real-life strategic issue, which is a fantastic opportunity to understand tangibly the operational reality of strategy.
The true ‘real-life’ knowledge the students learn throughout the program is one of the main reasons graduates have an extremely high placement success rate.
Strategic management is an essential component of company growth and survival and encompasses two main components:
In short, Strategic management is the art of correctly positioning a firm in a turbulent environment in order to map out a path of unique and unmatchable excellence. It requires a great command of analytical frameworks and a rigorous mind.
The HEC Paris MSc Strategic Management is an exciting intellectual challenge building upon the specific knowledge and experience that our academic team brings to the program, but also upon the students’ qualities. The program is very intense and demanding and is comprised of mandatory core courses, workshops with firms, a company project, but also elective courses, which allow them to tailor their curriculum according to their interests and career goals.
For professionals who aspire to lead in the management of projects and programmes, this intensive executive development MSc will enable you to move into executive roles in shaping and delivering corporate and project strategy.
The programme helps you develop a critical understanding of the challenges that project executives face in designing and implementing strategy, explores how the Management of Projects approach leads to improved value-creation and effective outcomes, and provides tailored, one-to-one professional advice that focuses on your career development specifically.
- You will learn how to make difficult decisions.
- You will develop lifelong relationships with peers who will move into executive roles in project-based organisations around the world, or start their own business.
- You will master the area of strategic and project management through a wide range of readings in the areas of business and organisation studies, political philosophy, sociology and economics.
The programme consists of ten taught modules, with assessment on eight (120 credits), and a research report (60 credits).
Four modules are optional and students have to select two.
A Postgraduate Diploma consists of ten taught modules, with assessment on eight (120 credits). It is available on a full-time basis over nine months or on a modular/flexible basis over 1-5 years.
Of the ten taught modules, students are assessed on six core modules and select two modules from the remaining four (marked with an asterisk) for assessment.
All MSc students submit a 10,000-word report on a topic related to the main themes of the programme. The topic should help enhance your career development and the knowledge that is most relevant in your field.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of case-based learning, interviews, peer-based learning and lectures and workshops from leading practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs and academics. Students are required to have sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to challenge and inform others. Assessment is primarily through written coursework and the research report.
Student work of the highest calibre is published in the SMPJournal - a collection of student thoughts and ideas developed throughout their studies on the MSc in Strategic Management of Projects. The SMPJournal is an ISSN publication and is listed in the relevant libraries Cambridge and Oxford Universities and the British Library. This will increase your credibility as a professional in the strategic management of projects.
You will be required to lead discussions with academics, fellow classmates, alumni and guest speakers and be able to explore the areas that are of interest to your career and professional development plans specifically.
As part of the 10,000-word report you will conduct primary research and will need to abide by the UCL Research Ethics Framework.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Strategic Management of Projects MSc
Recent graduates of the programme have changed their career, industry and/or sector, have started their own companies, are involved in the government, and are changing the way the corporate world thinks and works.
Following graduation you will join the SMP Alumni - a community of established, experienced and aspiring project executives where you will find support from wherever you are based in the world. Our graduates have built and lead their own companies, are involved in strategic positions in major multinational organisations across sectors and industries in the world, and have changed industries/careers based on our academic and professional support.
The MSc in Strategic Management of Projects brings together distinguished, thoughtful professionals, academics, and policymakers from across sectors and industries who share the ethos and philosophy of the programme and UCL. With their guidance you will explore the key political, strategic and relational challenges that project executives face and develop your own unique competitive approach in strategically managing projects in the context of international geopolitics, climate change, and evolving power relations within and beyond project teams and organisations.
The class is a space where you will have the opportunity to reflect on your previous experience and discuss with your peers, tutors, alumni and experts, how to manage difficult decisions.
Studying in London's centre of excellence for the management of projects and our progressive teaching and learning culture will help you create your own unique, professional approach to managing capital investment and strategic change across a wide range of industry sectors.
This is an executive education programme designed for developing today the project and programme leaders of tomorrow. Our alumni influence the corporate world, are involved in social enterprise and frequently become entrepreneurs, or change their careers entirely.
How can you understand the strategic drivers of long-term success of a company?
How can you respond to the challenges and pressures of the global economy and turn them into sound, innovative and socially responsible business opportunities?
If your goal is to become a future innovative and successful manager, entrepreneur or consultant, acting in a global scenario, the Master in Strategic Management for Global Business is the best choice you can make.
The Master offers an organic vision of business and of the broader needs of the world we live in.
It provides an outstanding managerial and entrepreneurial academic preparation, based on practical and interactive teaching methods.
It offers networking opportunities with market leaders and professionals and will teach you how to leverage on the issues such as sustainability, corporate social responsibility and impact management to boost business strategies.
Eventually, through the tailor-made Action Project (an internship, a consultancy project or the development of your company’s business and marketing plan), you will be guided towards your future professional growth.
Make the first step into a brilliant career: join the Master in Strategic Management for Global Business!
The Master in Strategic Management for Global Business will teach you how to understand the strategic drivers of long-term success of a company. You will learn how to recognize the challenges and pressures of the global economy and to turn them into sound, innovative and socially responsible business opportunities. You will learn how to leverage on the issues of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability and impact management to boost business strategies. You will receive an outstanding managerial and entrepreneurial academic preparation; you will listen to and network with market leaders and professionals; you will learn through practical and interactive teaching methods; you will be guided towards your future career as a manager, entrepreneur or consultant in a tailormade Action Project.
Students will acquire:
● An all-round understanding and ability to work in and strategically manage all functions of a company, the latter seen as an organic mechanism that relates to a global economic and social environment
● Knowledge and tools to draw a sound and sustainable business and marketing plan for new entrepreneurial initiatives that have to play locally and compete globally
● Skills and metrics to analyze an existing company (family business or client), highlighting strengths and weaknesses in order to develop and propose innovative and effective development plans, as entrepreneurs or strategic consultants
The Master has a blended formula, mixing online courses that can be attended from home (introductory autumn session and summer session), in-class courses (October 2018 - June 2019) and the on-field project (internship or paper).
Courses will be grouped in the following five streams (corresponding to a set of competences to be developed):
Design strategy. Main topics: Business and Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship and business planning, Operations and project management, Innovation and Sustainability.
Manage organization and people. Main topics: Organization and HRM, Multicultural management, Leadership
Target global markets. Main topics: Strategic and digital marketing, Communication and promotion, Sales strategies and operations
Measure business performance. Main topics: Economics, Accounting, Finance
Trend topics: Moreover, dedicated seminars and workshops will analyze the hottest market trend-topics
The Master includes a three months on-field project, whose aim is to give students the opportunity to experience and put the competences and skills acquired with the master into practice.
The on-field project can be an internship, a business plan for a start-up or an existing company, a consultancy project or a research paper.
The Master prepares students to become:
● Managers capable of guiding enterprises’ processes and functions in an innovative, sustainable and socially responsible way, both in small and medium enterprises and in multinational contexts
● Entrepreneurs of small and large scale enterprises capable of starting a new business and/or expanding an existing one
● Consultants capable of professionally and effectively interacting with clients and able to propose innovative strategic solutions for their business
Developed to support the needs of senior managers this SCQF level 11 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership gives you the opportunity to focus on implementing your organisation’s strategy. This qualification is designed for directors and senior managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective performance and to focus on the requirements of their inter-organisational strategy.
The Strategic Management and Leadership qualifications are available on a part-time and flexible basis.
The level 11 Award will build on the managerial skills and knowledge you already have and the various roles and responsibilities involved in strategic management. You can tailor content of this course, and topics may include:
A more extensive qualification, the level 11 Certificate gives you a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focussing on the specific management areas appropriate to you and your workplace. Topics may include:
With a comprehensive structure, our level 11 Diploma gives you all the key skills and competencies you will needs to become and effective strategic manager. Subjects may include:
This MSc Strategic Management online degree course is an excellent alternative to an MBA, that will help you develop your strategic, analytical and management skills. As you prepare to progress your career into senior management roles within an organisation, you will be required to developed a more strategic outlook and to be more widely aware of the macro and micro issues within your company and industry.
Steering organisations to success in the current economic climate requires a person who can ensure a company continues to innovate and adapt to changes in their environment. This MSc Strategic Management aims to make you that person.
The full MSc Strategic Management can be completed within two - three years and gives you the opportunity to choose optional modules such as Entrepreneurial Management, Strategic Finance or Strategic Marketing and Competitive Intelligence
This online learning degree is specifically designed by our expert online tutors and contains plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype.
Experience online learning first hand by accessing a selection of content from a module within this course. In this course taster you'll be able to navigate through our online learning environment to see what some of our learning material looks like. Visit our website to try this course for free!
In addition to our academic teams, you’ll be appointed a dedicated online learner advisor who will support you on any non-academic issues throughout your course.
You’ll also benefit from many other university support services such as student wellbeing, eLibrary and resource centre, IT support and careers and employment service.
Choose from three start dates – January, May or September. You can apply online to secure your place.
Visit our website to learn more and speak with our admissions advisors to check your eligibility.
The Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management will provide students with the tools, skills and mindset needed to deal with the challenge of fast-evolving organisations. It helps students to develop their entrepreneurial abilities, to analyse complex challenges and influence their environment early on in their careers. It covers the main management disciplines (strategy, marketing, finance, project management, etc.) with a focus on the future. It embraces innovation in all its aspects, from technological, thanks to a real understanding of social media, new products and services, to new business models and organisational forms.
The programme will show you the importance of innovation and how to think strategically. You will master key management concepts and learn how to drive innovation projects. It will help you to develop your entrepreneurial skills and to understand the dominant strategic logic in many different sectors around the world. In short, you will learn how to think globally and act locally.
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
• Make informed choices about strategic issues that have a high level of uncertainty
• Solve complex business problems
• Work in or lead teams in charge of change management projects
• Start your own venture (if you want to) or join an existing one
After graduation, an unlimited range of job opportunities will be accessible for you. Here are some of the careers that participants could undertake:
• Business developer or project manager in a small or medium-sized innovative business
• Project manager or business analyst in ‘new business’, R&D or the innovation division of an established business
• Strategy or technology consultant
• Advisor in innovation or entrepreneurship support initiatives: incubators, technology transfer office, venture capital, entrepreneurship centre, etc.
• Member of the founding team of a start-up, or an independent
• However, to successfully grow in your working life and make the right choices for your career, it is fundamental to define your goals and have the tools to achieve them. The Solvay Brussels School’s career service will help you in building your career thanks to its strong connection with the business sector and to its dynamic team who will accompany each participant into the professional world.
From self-assessment to networking opportunities, our team assists participants to realise their full potential. Through a wide range of seminars, coaching sessions, workshops, events and other resources, we help our participants to discover the career path best suited to their personal fulfilment.
Interested? Visit http://am.solvay.edu/innovation-strategic-management/
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