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Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.) is one of the three specialisations tracks under the Master of Management, which is an international one-year master programme (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments. The programme focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarize them with all major aspects of a business. The programme is tailored at bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in Business Process Management (B.P.M.), Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.) or International Marketing Strategy (I.M.S.) - three specialisation tracks of the programme.
The programme does not only apply to (business) economics students but also to university graduates in non-economic subject areas, such as engineers, lawyers, psychologists, etc.
The Master of Management programme aims to develop the following competencies:
The graduate of the Master of Management is capable of identifying and deconstructing complex business problems, stemming from both an organisational and a strategic origin.
The graduate is capable of evaluating, selecting, and applying suitable methodologies, tools, and techniques to analyze complex business problems in order to make hands-on, high-quality recommendations to improve both tactic and strategic decisions.
The graduate is capable of defending suitable, high-quality business strategy options on the basis of their implications.
The graduate is capable of translating strategic decisions into lower-level goals and key performance indicators.
The graduate is capable of working in a multinational and interdisciplinary context, with an attitude that reflects the following elements: critical reflection, constructive arguing, professional communication, efficient collaboration, effective self-management, ethical behaviour, and sustainability.
Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.)
The specialisation Strategy and Innovation Management (S.I.M.) prepares graduates to cope with the current, rapidly changing business environment by developing appropriate strategies for and managing innovation/change projects in organisations. Complementary to a general perspective on strategy and innovation management, this specialisation offers in-depth knowledge in (open) innovation, innovation ecosystems, business model innovation, strategic innovation, change management, (corporate) entrepreneurship, and digital transformation strategies. This specialisation is offering a broad set of analytical tools and teaching approaches: besides lecturing, instructors make use of teaching cases, guest lectures, videos, simulation games, experiential learning techniques, and analysis of recent online articles to apply the lessons learned to real-world situations, industries, and organisations.