Masters degrees in Strategic Management train postgraduates in the planning and development techniques used by a range of organisations.
Courses range from taught MA and MSc degrees, to professional MBAs and research-based MRes programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Business Studies.
Whether the aim is to incorporate advanced technology for improved services, or find new sources of revenue, a Masters in this field will prepare you to handle the needs of any organisation in any industry.
You will explore Strategic Management techniques through a range of academic and practical pursuits, such as quantitative methods and data analysis. There is a strong emphasis on business economic theory, including methods for forecasting and assessing continuity, stability and change.
Specialisations include areas such as organisational restructure or encouraging different patterns in consumer behaviour. You can also focus on international development such as global outsourcing and offshoring of services.
Careers may include consultancy for SMEs (small/medium enterprises) and large NGOs (non-governmental organisations). They might also entail ‘in-house’ strategic analysis for international corporations, or even legislatives positions within agencies or local government.