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Masters Degrees in Strategic Management

We have 158 Masters Degrees in Strategic Management

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.

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This is a specialised Management Masters giving students an opportunity to study a wide range of international business topics. There are three programmes;. Read more
This is a specialised Management Masters giving students an opportunity to study a wide range of international business topics. There are three programmes;

MSc International Business and Strategic Management

MSc International Strategic Management

MSc International Business

and all are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that would be well suited for careers as business consultants and/or strategy analysts in the broad arena of business and management, but especially in the areas of international business and strategic management. It will also be relevant to those wishing to work in business and economic development roles in public sector organisations.

The programme is suitable for students from any background and will rapidly develop an understanding of management and business studies to an advanced level, with particular reference to the current research agenda and innovative thinking in international business practice.

MSc International Business and Strategic Management

Studying on our MSc in International Business and Strategic Management provides you with the chance look in-depth at the factors that shape international business and how strategy is articulated and enacted in a global context. During this programme of study, you will also have the chance to develop your skills in critical analysis, information processing and data presentation. Subject material is studied in an international context to prepare graduates for the global economy in which organisations operate. The programme is suitable for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including those with no previous business studies. Upon completing this programme, you will not only be prepared for a range of careers in international business and management, you will also have the skills and outlook necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected global workplace.

Term 1
-International Business in the Global Context [20]
-International Political Economy and Business [20]
-Introduction to Strategic Management [10]
-Managing People [10]

Term Break
Term 2
- Research Methods for International Business and Management Studies [20]
-Strategy in Global Organisations [20]

and One option from:
-Continuity and Change in Organisations [20]
-International Marketing Communications and Ethics [20]
-Social and Environmental Accounting [20]
-International Sales Management [20]
-Global Perspectives on HRM and Employment Relations [20]

Term 3 and Summer
- Dissertation (60)

Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer.

MSc International Strategic Management

Studying on our MSc in International Strategic Management provides you with the chance look in-depth at how strategy is formulated, articulated and enacted in a global context. During this programme of study, you will also have the chance to develop your skills in critical analysis, information processing and data presentation. Subject material is studied in an international context to prepare graduates for the global economy in which organisations operate. The programme is suitable for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including those with no previous business studies. Upon completing this programme, you will not only be prepared for a range of careers in international business and management, you will also have the skills and outlook necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected global workplace.

Term 1
-International Business in the Global Context [20]
-International Political Economy and Business [20]
-Introduction to Strategic Management [10]
-Managing People [10]

Term Break
Term 2
-Research Methods for International Business and Management Studies [20]
-Case Studies in Strategic Management [20]
and One option from:
-International Business Management and Emerging Markets [20]
-Strategy in Global Organisations [20]
-International Sales Management [20]
-International Public Management (20)

Term Break
Term 3 and Summer
- Dissertation (60)

Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer.

MSc International Business

Studying on our MSc in International Business provides you with the chance look in-depth at the factors that shape the international business environment and how corporations respond to these challenges. During this programme of study, you will also have the chance to develop your skills in critical analysis, information processing and data presentation. Subject material is studied in an international context to prepare graduates for the global economy in which organisations operate. The programme is suitable for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including those with no previous business studies. Upon completing this programme, you will not only be prepared for a range of careers in international business and management, you will also have the skills and outlook necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected global workplace.

Term 1
-International Business in the Global Context [20]
-International Political Economy and Business [20]
-Introduction to Strategic Management [10]
-Managerial Economics [10]

Term Break
Term 2
Qualitative Research Methods [10]
International Business Management and Emerging Markets [20]
and One option from:
-Strategy in Global Organisations [20]
-Innovation and Technology Management [20]
-Financial Strategy and Governance [20]
-International Marketing Communications and Ethics [20]
-Global Perspectives on HRM and Employment Relations [20]
-International Sales Management [20]


Term Break
Term 3 and Summer
-Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis (10)
Dissertation [60]

Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer.

Where you’ll go from here

York Masters students have been successful in developing careers in a range of organisations in many parts of the world. Common destinations on leaving are:
-Accountancy and Audit
-Computing
-Defence and Aerospace
-Finance and Banking
-Healthcare and Medicine
-Insurance
-Management Consultancy
-Market Research
-Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals
-Tourism and Travel
-Transport, Logistics and Distribution

A small number of students each year are keen to continue their studies, enrolling on specialists masters programmes elsewhere in the UK or moving on to The York Management School’s Doctoral programme.

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This intensive program has been designed for high potential students who want to have a strategic impact in the organization they will work for. Read more

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.

Live an exciting intellectual challenge

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.

Diverse student body

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.

High career prospects

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.

Our annual graduates start their career with an average salary starting at €45K at top recruiting companies and in various paths:

  • Strategy consulting: Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, Bain & Company…
  • Strategic departments of large manufacturing and services companies: Procter & Gamble, Mars & Co…
  • Investment Banking and Private Funds: Bank of America, HSBC…
  • Venture-Capital Funds and Financing of Innovation: 3i, Index Ventures…

Constant interactions with leading consultancy firms

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.

What is strategic management?

Strategic management is an essential component of company growth and survival and encompasses two main components:

  • Strategic analysis, i.e. identification of major trends and sources of opportunities:
  • ‘External analysis’ consists of identifying the forces that constrain a firm –be it from the industry or from competition- and determining the paths of action in order to reach success; 
  • and ‘Internal analysis’ refers to identifying performance leverages within a firm by assessing the available resources and determining paths of performance.Structure and organization, i.e. how a company is designed and manages projects. This includes central functions such as planning, management control and information systems. It also deals with employees’ commitment, corporate values and culture.

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.

Program details

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. 



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This programme is designed exclusively for students who already have qualifications or experience in hotel management to enhance and deepen their existing knowledge, understanding and skills. Read more

This programme is designed exclusively for students who already have qualifications or experience in hotel management to enhance and deepen their existing knowledge, understanding and skills.

The Masters in Strategic Hotel Management is an intellectually rigorous programme, drawing on a range of our subject and industry experts, that is relevant to the needs of future senior managers, executives and professionals in the hotel industry.

An integrated approach gives you a truly international perspective on the strategic aspects of hotel management. The programme also offers you the opportunity to pursue specialisation through optional modules that reflect your interests.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Educational aims of the programme

  • An in-depth exploration of the strategic management approaches, techniques and skills required for senior management positions in the hotel industry that builds on the underpinning knowledge of operational management that has been obtained by study at an undergraduate level. This will involve the study of national, international and global hotel chain operations in their various forms
  • A high quality education, which is intellectually rigorous and up-to- date, as well as relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and professionals in the hotel industry
  • A business management orientation related to the hotel business drawing on a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse this particular sector
  • An integrated approach so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme, but at the same time by way of optional modules to permit students to pursue an extra element of specialisation relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations
  • An international perspective both in scope and coverage
  • Up to date information that draws on the stimulus of the school’s recent research activities
  • Students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development

Programme learning outcomes

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to strategic hotel management
  • Analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of hotels
  • Evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to the strategic management of hotels
  • Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills
  • Conduct research and produce a high quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work
  • Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches
  • Display a range of skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation, particularly in the areas of analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, interactive and group skills, research skills
  • Handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others

Knowledge and understanding

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to strategic hotel management
  • Analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of hotel
  • Evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to the strategic management of hotels
  • Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies

Intellectual / cognitive skills

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills
  • Conduct research and produce a high quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work
  • Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches

Professional practical skills

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others

Key / transferable skills

Following completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Display a range of skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation, particularly in the areas of analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, interactive and group skills, researchskills.

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.



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Prepare yourself for handling a company's major strategic decisions!. Read more
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.

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On this programme, you'll join students from across the globe and prepare yourself for an outstanding career in management and leadership. . Read more

On this programme, you'll join students from across the globe and prepare yourself for an outstanding career in management and leadership. 

The programme delivers a strong academic and practical grounding in core subjects such as strategy, marketing, finance and ethics, as well as offering students a wide choice of elective modules.  Your studies will conclude with two capstone modules: an international study visit and an applied management project. These will allow you to start apply your learning in real-world situations and to start putting your skills and knowledge into practice.

Why Henley?

  • Consistently maintain highest standards: Henley is in top 1% of business schools worldwide to hold accreditation from all three bodies in the UK, Europe and US
  • Excellent networking potential : 72,000 Henley alumni members in 150 countries
  • High calibre students: always oversubscribed, 1,000 ambitious new Masters students join Henley each year
  • Award winning campus: beautiful, green, 134 hectares, with state of the art facilities
  • World-leading faculty: widely published, frequently asked for expert comment by media and to speak at events
  • Henley is proud to be part of the University of Reading. The University is ranked within the top 200 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17 and QS World University Rankings 2018) and 98% of the research is rated as being of international standard.

Course content

Module descriptions are correct for modules taught in the academic year 2017/18. Optional module listings are indicative, and may be subject to change.

Either/Or:

Optional Modules

The range of 12 optional modules is extensive and includes:

Assessment

Exams, applied project and individual and group assignments.

Careers and accreditations

Graduates of the MSc Management follow a variety of career paths upon graduation. These include roles in business development or general management, with a range of employers including large corporations or multinational enterprises or government agencies.

Our graduates of this programme will now have the key skills and knowledge required to build a career in multinational enterprises or government agencies.



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Centennial’s Strategic Management program will prime you with the comprehensive knowledge and skill set to enhance your managerial effectiveness across all industries. Read more
Centennial’s Strategic Management program will prime you with the comprehensive knowledge and skill set to enhance your managerial effectiveness across all industries.

As leading employers urgently seek individuals with the strategic skills that will enhance their enterprise, the School of Business program will teach you how to design and implement your decisions while staying aligned with a company’s objectives.

With guidance from experienced faculty members who ensure the business strategies they deliver are sharp and relevant, you will also develop an understanding of how internal and external industry forces influence the implementation of strategic decisions.

A close watch on the current practices used by leaders in the field, the use of case studies and team research will round out the training and guarantee that as a Strategic Management graduate, you will be solidly prepared with the job-specific skills that industry leaders value.

This program can serve as a pathway into other post grad programs at Centennial College for those who are looking to gain future experience in more specific areas of management.

Certified in Management (CIM) Designation
Graduates of the Strategic Management Graduate Certificate program will have met all educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) designation from the Canadian Institute of Management. In order to obtain the designation "Certified in Management" graduates will need to demonstrate the requisite managerial experience and submit the appropriate dossiers to the Canadian Institute of Management Head Office for assessment.

Career Opportunities

Program Highlights
-The Strategic Management program will include comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of management.
-There will be an extensive use of case studies and simulations.
-You will enjoy a strong focus on leading-edge managerial practices of the best companies in the world.
-Hands-on exposure to the latest technology applications in the area of management information systems, including ERP systems, will enhance your qualifications.
-A team of School of Business professors with strong academic backgrounds and extensive business and management experience will deliver the program.

Educational Partners
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships will allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Strategic Management program’s educational partner is Davenport University.

Career Outlook
-Business manager
-Business analyst
-Project manager
-Program manager
-Account manager
-Facilities manager
-Administrative services manager
-Service operations manager
-Manager of client services
-Contract manager
-Supply chain manager
-Business development manager

Areas of Employment
-Engineering
-Information technology
-Financial services
-Life sciences
-Commercial real estate
-Pharmaceuticals
-Supply chain and logistics
-Contract management
-Service sector management

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Our Master's programme in Business Administration - unlike other similar programmes - emphasises the social processes that constitute organisations. Read more

Our Master's programme in Business Administration - unlike other similar programmes - emphasises the social processes that constitute organisations. How do social processes determine the ways in which organisations and management operate and perform? In addition, in Nijmegen we have chosen an integrated approach. This focus on the big picture, including social relationships is what creates a better understanding of the importance of good management and can eventually improve the performance of organisations of all kinds.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/business/

Before the programme starts, you will choose a specialisation:

- Business Analysis and Modelling

- Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management

- International Business

- Marketing

- Organisational Design and Development

- Strategic Human Resource Management

- Strategic Management

Theory and action-based learning

This programme is closely associated with the research carried out within the Institute of Management Research, where the focus is on research into relationship management, institutional dynamics, decision making and innovative management. You will become familiar with both the theoretical and practical aspects of your special subject. The programme combines a thorough training in methodology with action-based learning: you apply the theory you have learned to concrete cases and learn to develop appropriate solutions. And in our Visa Skills Lab, students use computers to make scenario analyses and simulate decision-making processes within organisations.

Truly international

We provide internationally oriented education and research training. Our students have the opportunity to take part in a Master’s level project on European Human Resource Management, a cooperative venture among six leading European business schools and universities. Here, students work in a multi-cultural team and follow a consultancy in-company project in one of the six countries involved.

Career prospects

- Career Perspective for Strategic Management

The Master's specialisation in Strategegic Management is an advanced study that prepares future leaders for the business world. It offers thorough knowledge of strategic processes from a disciplinary perspective, linked with insights from other business areas. Therefore, the Master's specialisation in Strategic Management trains students in conducting academic research and decision-making and helps them to develop ideas of underlying business solutions based on a thorough academic understanding of business practice. Graduates of our master program face a stimulating future career. Our graduates are greatly valued by their employers for their analytical skills and sound academic understanding of business practices. A master degree in business administration with a specialisation in Strategic Management offers students a wide range of career perspectives, such as consultant, business analyst, researcher and manager.

- Career Perspective for Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management

The Master's specialisation Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Management prepares you for the function of a diversity professional in public and/or private organisations. Our graduates are likely to be tasked with the development and implementation of specialized gender and diversity policies and/or diversity and inclusion programs, or can be employed in more general talent management and/or organisational change jobs. Students are trained to become critical academic professionals, and are well positioned to enter national or international management trainee programs. Other jobs, such as policy advisor, program manager, consultant or recruiter are also possible. Students with an interest in academic research have the option to pursue a PhD.

- Career Perspective for Organisational Design and Development

As the Master's specialisation Organisational Design and Development engages you with the construction of labour organisations, the degree offers you a career perspective as a consultant, a staff member or a researcher on redesign and change processes within organisations. Later on in your career, you may move on to senior management positions.

- Career Perspective for Marketing

A Master's degree in business administration with a specialisation in marketing offers you a wide range of career perspectives, such as brand manager, product manager, management consultant, marketing researcher and account manager. Later on in your career, you may move on to senior positions, such as marketing director, or even to a CEO position.

- Career Perspective for Strategic Human Resource Management

The Master's specialisation in Human Resource Management focuses on new insights into personnel and organisation issues. This involves, among other things, using the human resources concept and resource-based staff and organisation management. In addition, topical themes are addressed such as competence management, training management and culture management. The Master's specialisation in Human Resource Management is therefore interesting for students who want to contribute to the development and implementation of personnel management in organisations in the role of adviser, scientific researcher or staff member.

- Career Perspective for International Business

The IB programme prepares students for a position as an International Manager or an International Professional in international business. The manager or professional is able to use a scientific methodological framework to analyse developments in the international external and internal environment of MNEs by looking at management processes from a cross-cultural point of view.

- Career Perspective for Business Analysis and Modelling

Most of the students in the BAM specialisation and in the two-year European Masters in System Dynamics (of which BAM is the Nijmegen component) will find jobs at advisory bureaus or the strategic planning departments of large companies.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/business/



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Do you want to be challenged? Would you like to become a creative, flexible, resourceful, communicative, responsible strategic & business expert. Read more

Master's specialisation in Strategic Management

Do you want to be challenged? Would you like to become a creative, flexible, resourceful, communicative, responsible strategic & business expert. Then this programme is perfect for you! It focuses on strategy processes in relationship to the dynamic and complex environment organisations are confronted with and the necessary competencies and skills to deal with the diversity and plurality of stakeholders to create multiple values for the organisation and its surroundings. In Strategic Management you learn to describe and analyse the influences of the various stakeholders, strategy process in organisations, internal and external environment, and internationalisation.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/stm

Why should you choose Strategic Management in Nijmegen?

- A unique focus on stakeholder management, responsible decision-making, intervention and change;
- A multidisciplinary perspective on strategic management, using insights from business, economics, sociology, and psychology;
- Development of academic & analytical competencies & skills;
- Theory and action & practice-based learning;
- Dedicated staff with strong relations to industry & government.

Career prospects

As a manager and leader, you will be able to recognise the opportunities and restrictions presented by different markets and society, use analytical skills to identify relevant market and nonmarket strategies to cope with business risks and to respond to institutional and competitive pressures. Our graduates are greatly valued by their employers for their analytical skills and sound academic understanding of business practices. Examples of career perspectives: consultant, business analyst, financial controller, policy maker, researcher and manager in profit and non-profit organisations.

Our approach to this field

We offer an integrated programme of applied learning with academic learning and engagement with the community through real-life research projects. We use the theory and action & practice-based learning approach to developing awareness of issues associated with professional practice and developing analytical skills. This may occur through building scenarios, case studies, experimental exercises, reflection on actual practice or assignments within organisations. We offer the courses: Corporate Strategy; Strategic Change; Strategic Decision Making; Strategy and Nonmarket Environment; and Methodology for Marketing and Strategy Research.

You can opt for two elective courses in period 3 from among Competition and Cooperation, Strategic Scenarios and Business Models, Social and Technological Innovation.

Our research in this field

- Theory and action-based learning
This programme is closely associated with the research carried out within the Institute of Management Research, where the focus is on research into relationship management, institutional dynamics, decision making and innovative management. You will become familiar with both the theoretical and practical aspects of your special subject. The programme combines a thorough training in methodology with action-based learning: you apply the theory you have learned to concrete cases and learn to develop appropriate solutions. And, in our Visa Skills Lab, students use computers to make scenario analyses and simulate decision-making processes within organisations.

- Truly international
The education and research training we provide are internationally oriented. Our students have the opportunity to take part in a Master’s level project on European Human Resource Management, a cooperative venture among six leading European business schools and universities. Here, students work in a multi-cultural team and follow a consultancy in-company project in one of the six countries involved.

See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/stm

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This programme is suited to high-potential applicants who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management. Read more
This programme is suited to high-potential applicants who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management.

Expertise in strategic management and planning has never been more important given the turbulent and challenging environments within which businesses now operate. At EU level change is now an ever present feature in relation to the money markets, banking and economics in general. At a global level businesses are faced with new competitors and different configurations of technologies generating new products. All this change has to be anticipated and managed by business at a strategic level to survive and indeed thrive. Graduates of this programme will be well placed to undertake strategic planning for businesses whether they are in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

Aim of this Programme

The overall aim of the Programme is to prepare business graduates for a career in management with the specific aim of accelerating their progression to senior management in the private or public sectors, consultancy and various advisory and research roles. The overarching aim is to develop participants’ understanding and expertise of strategy formulation and implementation and the role of the leader in this.

Participants study a range of business modules and undertake group and individual assessments to develop the functional competencies, specialist knowledge, research skills, analytical skills, leadership and soft skills necessary for strategic management and leadership.

Key features

-Deepen expertise in Strategic Management
-Focus on Leadership
-Opportunity to select your own specialism
-Company Project or Dissertation on a topic of your choice in the field of Strategic Management.
-Develop relevant analytical, communication and group work skills for today’s business environment.
-Be part of a large postgraduate community (College of Business, DIT has 750 postgrad students) where you can network with people who already have a depth of knowledge across a range of domains including accounting, marketing, management, advertising, retail management and technology. Opportunities for networking at various events during the course of your study.

Career Opportunities

Some students choose to remain with their existing employers and many are promoted either during the course or soon after completion. Graduates have also commenced their own companies. Students have gained employment in companies nationally and internationally in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Some have set-up their own business or consultancy company. Past employers include Facebook, Google, Oracle, Vodafone, AIB, Central Bank, HSE, Department of Finance, Hibernian Life, 3E Mobile Ltd, Depfa Bank, Deloitte, Allianz Plc, Standard Life, New Ireland Insurance, FMB Chartered Accountants, CHR Plc, Citi Hedge Fund Services, Telefonica O2 and Paypal. A small number of graduates have undertaken doctoral study.

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

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For professionals who aspire to lead in the management of projects and programmes, this intensive executive development MSc prepares you for project executive roles in shaping and delivering corporate and project strategy. Read more
For professionals who aspire to lead in the management of projects and programmes, this intensive executive development MSc prepares you for project executive roles in shaping and delivering corporate and project strategy.

Degree information

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 professional advice that focuses on your career development. You will learn how to make difficult decisions.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of ten taught modules, with assessment on eight (120 credits) and a research report (60 credits).

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. A Postgraduate Certificate consists of a minimum of four taught modules (60 credits). No optional modules are available for this programme.

Core modules - students attend all ten modules but choose eight for assessment:
-Capstone Module: The Management of Projects
-Capstone Module: Tomorrow's Company
-Key Knowledge Areas: Supply Chain Management
-Key Knowledge Areas: Managing Innovation and Technology
-Project Lifecycle: The Management of Design
-Project Lifecycle: Governance and Control
-Key Knowledge Areas: Economics and Finance
-Key Knowledge Areas: Relationships and Marketing
-Project Lifecycle: Exploring Project Requirements
-Project Lifecycle: The Project Operational Legacy

Dissertation/report
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.

Fieldwork
You will be required to engage with academics, fellow classmates, alumni and guest speakers significantly 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 reserach and will need to abide by the UCL Research Ethics Framework.

Placement
In the class you will find yourself with leading experts, academics and practitioners. This is an opportunity for you to engage their interest and work with them in significant projects. We strongly encourage you to adopt a professional approach throughout your studies, and we can support you in building a network of experts with unique experience in managing projects.

Careers

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 works.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Project Manager, Facit
-Project Manager, Seele
-Offshoring Analyst, Barclays
-Project Planning and Support Professional, Telstra Global
-Business Services Graduate, Subsea 7

Employability
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 professional support.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The MSc in Strategic Management of Projects brings together distinguished, thoughtful professionals, academics, and policymakers from across sectors and industries to explore the key strategic issues that project executives face and proposes strategic responses through the management of projects.

The class is a space where you will have the opportunity to 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.

The MSc in Strategic Management of Projects (SMP) delivers: 120 top-quality sessions led by leading academics, practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and students; a twin focus on strategically managing projects and critical thinking throughout the programme; personal instruction as a result of highly selective, size-limited student enrolment, so that you have the time to engage deeply with experts, academics and fellow classmates; the SMP Alumni: a community of friends and professionals that will support you in the first steps of your professional development and career following graduation.

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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?. Read more
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!

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.

Learning objectives

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

Career opportunities & professional recognition

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

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The Strategic Management – Accounting program is for you if you want to gain a perspective on the organizational techniques required for the effective execution of strategic decisions, and the critical role that managerial leadership plays in the viability and growth of a business. Read more
The Strategic Management – Accounting program is for you if you want to gain a perspective on the organizational techniques required for the effective execution of strategic decisions, and the critical role that managerial leadership plays in the viability and growth of a business.

Through just two semesters of Strategic Management - Accounting courses, you also continue to learn and deepen your understanding in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and auditing.

By taking this School of Business program, you get to:
-Enjoy comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of management
-Extensively use case studies and simulations to enhance your knowledge
-Be exposed to a strong focus on leading-edge managerial practices (including leadership practices) of the best companies in the world
-Receive hands-on training in the latest technology applications in the area of management information systems, including ERP systems

Career Opportunities

Program Highlights
-You develop your skills with a Strategic Management – Accounting curriculum that includes comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of management and focuses on cutting edge managerial and leadership practices of the best companies in the world.
-Learning in small class environments allows for training that incorporates one-on-one time with instructors and peers.
-The School of Business program sees you connect with and learn from a team of professors with strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise, and extensive business and management experience.

Articulation Agreements
Start in our post-graduate certificate program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Strategic Management - Accounting program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the graduate degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program. Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits.

Career Outlook
-Accounting supervisor
-Accounting manager
-Assistant controller
-Controller
-Business analyst

Areas of Employment
-Financial institutions
-Government offices
-Public accounting firms
-Manufacturing industries
-Service industries
-Small business
-Self-employment

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This programme is suited to high-potential applicants who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management. Read more
This programme is suited to high-potential applicants who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management. The programme is open to recent graduates as well as experienced managers.

Expertise in strategic management and planning has never been more important given the turbulent and challenging environments within which businesses now operate. At EU level change is now an ever present feature in relation to the money markets, banking and economics in general. At a global level businesses are faced with new competitors and different configurations of technologies generating new products. All this change has to be anticipated and managed by business at a strategic level to survive and indeed thrive. Graduates of this programme will be well placed to undertake strategic planning for businesses whether they are in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme will enhance their career opportunities within the full range of public and private sector organisations. Past graduates have taken up management positions in a range of sectors including technology, communications, finance, government organisations and departments, consultancy houses, public sector bodies and non-profit organisations. It is envisaged that graduates will hold senior management positions once they obtain sufficient experience.

Graduates are employed in a diverse range of companies including:

Technology and Communications
-Facebook
-Google
-Oracle
-Vodafone
-Intel
-Telefonica O2

Finance
-AIB
-Central Bank
-Department of Finance
-Citi

Consultancy Houses
-Accenture
-Deloitte
-PriceWaterhouseCoopers

General Management
-CRH Plc
-BMW Group
-Mitsubishi
-HSE

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Aim of this Programme

The overall aim of the Programme is to prepare business graduates for a career in management with the specific aim of accelerating their progression to senior management in the private or public sectors, consultancy and various advisory and research roles. The overarching aim is to develop participants’ understanding and expertise of strategy formulation and implementation and the role of the leader in this.

Participants study a range of business modules and undertake group and individual assessments to develop the functional competencies, specialist knowledge, research skills, analytical skills, leadership and soft skills necessary for strategic management and leadership.

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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. Read more
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.

Tailor the course to meet your career goals

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

Interactive and practical learning

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.

Supported learning

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.

When can I start?

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.

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An MBA is widely seen as a passport to a successful career. Our MBA (Supply Chain Management) builds on your previous experience and enhances your real-world management capabilities. Read more
An MBA is widely seen as a passport to a successful career. Our MBA (Supply Chain Management) builds on your previous experience and enhances your real-world management capabilities.

Course overview

This MBA has a particular focus on supply chain management. It is designed to accelerate your promotion to well-paid positions of leadership, either in supply chain management or in any other function.

You will develop a deep strategic understanding of the different functions within organisations. You will also learn how to re-apply the best of international management practices and how to implement approaches that deliver outstanding results.

In addition to the core elements completed by all our MBA students, you will complete a specialist module: ‘Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management’. You will also undertake a dissertation related to supply chain management.

Sunderland Business School has partnered together with the Chartered Management Institute, to offer you dual accreditation with your MBA to enhance your professional profile and add to your achievements. On successful completion of your MBA, you will be eligible for the Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership. During your study period, you will also become an Affiliate Member of CMI, which gives you access to CMI’s knowledge resources.

At the end of your studies, graduates with 3 or more years management experience will be entitled to apply for full membership of the CMI or Chartered status.

At Sunderland, we focus on problem-solving ability and linking theory to real-world challenges. As part of this, you will visit companies both in the UK and in Europe, and also learn from guest speakers who share their practical business experiences.

We understand that your MBA is part of an onward journey. We offer extensive career support to help you gain a rapid return on your investment in yourself.

If you prefer, you can choose to pursue our broad-based MBA or an MBA that has a specific reference in the award title to Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, HRM or Hospitality Management.

Course content

The course mixes taught elements with self-directed research. You can negotiate the topic of the dissertation to reflect your personal interests and career aspirations.

Modules on this course include:
-Financial Management and Control (15 Credits)
-Managing and Leading People (15 Credits)
-Operations Management (15 Credits)
-Marketing Management (15 Credits)
-International Business Environment (15 Credits)
-Global Corporate Strategy (15 Credits)
-Management Accounting and Control (15 Credits)
-Managing Innovation and Technology Transfer (15 Credits)
-MBA Dissertation (60 Credits)

Teaching and assessment

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods that include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study. Assessment is mainly through the dissertation and assignments, as well as exams in some subjects.

Facilities & location

This course is based on the banks of the River Wear at The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. Recently we’ve developed a Student Learning Space that is specifically designed to facilitate collaboration and team-based projects. It includes a board room as well as bookable areas to hold meetings and to meet with staff and visitors from outside the University.

University Library Services
The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism. Added to this, you’ll benefit from a wide range of journals and periodicals in the St Peter’s Library, many of them in online format. To help you make the most of the wealth of resources there’s a full-time librarian who is dedicated to the Business and Tourism sections. Further resources are available at the main Murray Library, which has a total of over 430,000 books with many more available through the inter-library loan service. The University spends around £1 million every year on new books and resources.

IT provision
When it comes to IT provision you can take your pick from over a hundred PCs in the St Peter’s Library, three computer laboratories, and wireless access zones. If you have any problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

Learning environment
The University of Sunderland is a vibrant learning environment with an international dimension thanks to the presence of students from around the world. At the same time, the University is fully plugged into the world of business as a result of strong links with industry organisations.

Employment & careers

The applied nature of our MBA course will build on your previous managerial experience while moving you forward on a journey of practical professional development. The course is an investment in yourself that can lead to:
-Higher salary
-Promotion opportunities
-Greater employability
-Flexibility in an evolving job market

The most common reason for undertaking an MBA is to improve job opportunities. Previous Sunderland MBA graduates now work in roles such as:
-Financial Controller in the Gulf region
-Financial Analyst for ultra-high net worth investors
-Operations Director in an oil company
-Management Consultant with an international consultancy group
-General Manager in Eastern Europe
-Division Chief in China
-Business Development Manager for an automotive supplier
-Vice President of a Canadian corporation

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