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MSc Strategic Management

Course Description

Prepare yourself for handling a company's major strategic decisions!
The Master's program in Strategic Management provides you with the business acumen needed to make and implement the vital decisions facing every organization - through a comprehensive education that offers you the ultimate start for your future career in general management, consulting, or entrepreneurship.

Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016).

Learn to recognize threats and opportunities in strategic management:
Business is increasingly faced with challenges that threaten current business models, but also represent huge opportunities. The Master’s program in Strategic Management provides you with the knowledge and skills on how to recognize these challenges and act upon them to ensure long-term success. This offers an excellent start for a career in consulting, entrepreneurship, or general management.

And implement strategic decisions that can make or break a company:
As a student of this program, you learn how to make decisions that can make or break your company, but also how to implement them. You are taught by renowned Tilburg University professors who represent some of the world's leading expertise in the discipline. A variety of small-scale teaching methods is employed, ensuring an exciting and challenging learning experience. We emphasize both sophisticated scientific insights and linkages with business practice.

A Tilburg University Master's program in Strategic Management offers you:
•The opportunity to specialize through tracks in either consultancy or entrepreneurship.
•Specialized and broad career opportunities, in consulting, new business creation, and general management in any business sector.
•Insights from state-of-the-art scientific research, taught by famous professors.
•Strong links with practice, for example through assignments and guest lectures.
•Best-practice teaching methods, including, for example, case discussions, assignments, workshops, and coaching.
•Opportunity to combine the thesis with a company assignment, applying scientific tools to solve real company issues.
•Possibility to pursue a dual degree, in collaboration with one of our foreign partner universities.

Future jobs

The Master's program Strategic Management prepares you for jobs that require the ability to identify, analyse and solve the major strategic issues faced by various types of organizations - valuable expertise that delivers abundant career opportunities

Many of our students choose career paths in consulting internally (advising the organization you are employed by) or consulting externally (advising clients of the organization you are employed by). Starting positions include that of :
•strategic planning associate
•business analyst
•junior consultant

Strategic Management is also an essential general management skill. A second major career path for our graduates is a management career, with starting positions including that of:
•management trainee
•(assistant) project manager
•member of a strategy or new business department

Whichever path you choose, your Tilburg University Master's degree in Strategic Management represents an exceptional launch pad and the promise of accelerated career momentum.

Visit the MSc Strategic Management page on the Tilburg University website for more details!

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Partner scholarship - No. of awards TBC

Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) maintains and fosters mutually beneficial partnerships with leading institutions around the world. The TiSEM Partner Scholarship creates opportunities for talented students from our partner universities who would like to study at TiSEM for their Master’s degree.https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/tuition-fees-scholarships/tisem-partner-scholarships.htm

Value of Scholarship(s)

For 2017/2018 the scholarship has a value of € 3.500


Students with a non-EU/EEA nationality who completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree at one of TiSEM’s non-EU partner institutions as listed on our website and who wish to enroll in one of the 1-year Master’s programs at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management for the academic year 2017/2018. https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/tuition-fees-scholarships/tisem-partner-scholarships.htm

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Entry Requirements

Entrance requirement for the Master's program in Strategic Management is a university Bachelor's degree in Business, Business Economics or Management, including courses such as Organization and Management, Marketing, Accounting and (Corporate) Finance. You also need to have a solid background in Statistics and Mathematics. If you have a university Bachelor's degree that does not completely meet the requirements above, Tilburg University gives you the opportunity to complete a Pre-Master's program. A GMAT and an English Proficiency Test(TOEFL/IELTS/CPE are also required.View Website

Last Updated

21 November 2016

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