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Strategic Management

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

A strategic management program helps students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to act as supervisors and executives in business environments. Topics such as communication, corporate restructuring, marketing, and finance may also be needed.

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Master in Marketing & Sales

EAE Business School
Campus October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Globalisation, new information technologies and new distribution channels are changing marketing’s point of view. Also, consumers have become more and more demanding and have more [+]

Best Part time Masters in Strategic Management 2017. Master in Marketing & Sales in Barcelona / Madrid Globalization, new information technologies and new distribution channels are changing marketing’s point of view. Also, consumers have become more and more demanding and have more information, so they are fully aware of what they want and need. All companies need professionals in their Marketing area, capable of successfully leading the correct combination of the three main elements offered by this Master Degree: solid marketing training and knowledge, the skills necessary to know how to respond to the current market and environment and the ability to turn the existing technologies into a competitive advantage. The EAE’s Master in Marketing & Sales in Madrid or Barcelona has three objectives presented in three main areas: To develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes those allow people to contribute towards the marketing area in an efficient manner: Identifying opportunities, threats and changes to the company’s competitive environment and guiding the company’s strategy according to possible scenarios and specific cases. To develop management skills in participants to allow them to succeed in their professional life: Being able to communicate and encourage work teams in a globalized, diverse and multicultural environment, standing out for leadership and negotiation. To provide a clear view of the opportunities and risks of the new marketing trends, and to know how to adapt the company to a new competitive environment: Being able to lead the implementation of new operational management systems aimed at the market and the consumer. Program Introduction to Business Organization: Organization and Business Administration Quantitative techniques Organizational Management: Business and Marketing Planning Process in organizations Market Research, Information Management and Decision Making Financial impact of strategic decisions Marketing in Digital Environments Strategic Marketing Management: Creating value in businesses Delivering customer value Strategic Market Planning and Go-To Market: Sales and Marketing strategies Managing customers and Key Accounts, new models of business organization Business strategies for Customer-Centric Marketing. Business GameMarketing in Digital Environments Marketing & Sales plan ... [-]

Master's in Strategy and Management

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus 2 years August 2017 Norway Bergen

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration [+]

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration ECTS credits: 120 Duration: two years Strategy and Management focuses on how managers and employees can develop businesses to become efficient and competitive whilst maintaining corporate social responsibility. How can firms create value and develop a competitive advantage? How can business leaders through their employees carry out necessary strategic modifications? What is good management and what fosters productive employees? The study of strategy is fundamentally about understanding why some businesses succeed while others do not. Within this framework, the Strategy and Management programme focuses on two sets of fundamental questions that illuminate this overarching theme in different ways: ... [-]

Master in Strategic Business Development

University of Vaasa
Campus 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development focuses on the theory and practice of strategic business development, from strategic analysis to strategic choice and strategy implementation [+]

Best Part time Masters in Strategic Management 2017. The Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development focuses on the theory and practice of strategic business development, from strategic analysis to strategic choice and strategy implementation. The areas covered by the programme encompass project management, international strategic management, and managing business networks. In addition, the programme offers students a wide range of optional studies that will enable them to deepen their knowledge in other areas such as human resource and cross-cultural management. The two-year programme provides skills and knowledge required at middle and upper management level in all kinds of businesses and organisations, large or small, public or private. Students graduating from the programme will have the skills necessary to understand the strategic position of organisations, how to take strategic choices, and how strategy can be turned into action to become a source of sustainable competitive advantage. The programme offers students excellent opportunities to work in manufacturing and service companies, in the business consulting sector, or to pursue an academic career. The degree awarded by the programme is a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. To be eligible for admission to the Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development you should already have completed your Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field such as business studies, marketing or management and organisation. Candidates may apply with other than Business administration field degree if they can demonstrate a proper background in business studies as follows: minimum of 35 ECTS in business studies is required. The intake of the programme is 20 students, and the application period is January. There are no entrance examinations for the international Master's programme in the University of Vaasa. Admission decisions are made on the basis of the required documents, evaluating each complete application individually and selecting those with the best qualifications. As of August 2017 Finnish universities will introduce tuition fees. The tuition fee for the Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development is 12 000 euros. In addition to the tuition fee students are required to pay the Student Union membership fee of approximately 142 euro per academic year. The University of Vaasa will have scholarships available for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master's Degree Programmes. [-]

MSc Digital Fashion Strategy

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

This 12 month academic programme is unique globally as it focuses on the strategic adoption, integration and optimisation of technology specific to the diverse needs of the fashion sector. Developed in consultation with senior industry stakeholders, this innovative course aims to develop graduates to be the digital thought leaders of the future. [+]

The British School of Fashion is proud to have the worlds first MSc in Digital Fashion Strategy at its GCU London Fashion Street campus, based in the heart of East London. This 12 month academic programme is unique globally as it focuses on the strategic adoption, integration and optimisation of technology specific to the diverse needs of the fashion sector. Developed in consultation with senior industry stakeholders, this innovative course aims to develop graduates to be the digital thought leaders of the future. This will be achieved through the programme’s distinctive trans-discipline approach to learning and an emphasis on industry engagement with Honorary Professor Masterclasses, on-campus networking events, live company project briefs, industry visits and a credit bearing internship. Programme Description Digital is a rapidly growing and evolving sector, and this is clearly evident within the fashion industry whereby traditional models of supply and demand are being challenged and transformed through technology. The British School of Fashion, alongside the British Fashion Council and Innovate UK, identify that these changes translate into a considerable gap in knowledge and skills within both academia and industry. Therefore, the MSc Fashion Digital Strategy has been created specifically to fill this gap. The programme team undertook six months of intensive research and consulted with a variety of industry representatives from fashion, media, retail, academia, technology, investment and government in order to ensure the structure and content of the programme were right for the market. The results of the development research indicated that the nascent nature of the digital fashion sector required a unique approach. Therefore, three key features are evident: Integrated - digital is not an 'add on', we believe that technology can, and should, be a point of differentiation and therefore be embedded holistically at both a strategic and operational level across all business functions Co-creative - due to the emergent nature of the subject area, participants of the programme will co-create new knowledge through the critical evaluation and evolution of traditional academic frameworks as applied to live industry collaborative projects Hybrid - the course will enable its graduates to develop the innovative blend of creative and analytical skills required to facilitate the transformational change involved in the digitisation of fashion businesses. Why Choose This Programme The MSc Digital Fashion Strategy offers a distinctive balance of academic rigour and industry practice throughout its teaching and assessment, which is facilitated through its network of Honorary Professors, Practitioners in Residence and research active staff. This course is the first of its kind globally and therefore its graduates will have a first mover advantage in the marketplace and be instantly distinctive. Knowledge and skills related to digital strategy are very much increasing in demand globally and the application of this within the fashion sector further enhances employability prospects. Industry participants involved in the course development research indicated that as a result of its credit-bearing internship, innovative structure and industry focus, they expect the graduates of the programme to have jobs secured before they complete. Career options for graduates of this programme include: digital strategists, digital managers, social media managers, e-commerce managers, content managers, innovation managers, brand managers, marketing managers, online visual merchandisers, bloggers, consultants, and entrepreneurs. [-]

MA in Strategic Science and Diplomatic Sciences

Link Campus University
Campus 2 years November 2017 Italy Rome

The globalized world has opened up new horizons and new challenges for the management of the public institutions and international relations. To face the challenges posed by globalization, new professional and more [+]

Best Part time Masters in Strategic Management 2017. The globalized world has opened up new horizons and new challenges for the management of the public institutions and international relations. To face the challenges posed by globalization, new professional and more structured skills are required in order to understand and intervene on the complex reality of the processes with a supplementary approach. A free Italian language course will be offered to all students who pre-apply by the first week of June. Course of study The training programs allow the students to develop an international approach to the understanding of political, institutional and administrative issues. The Degree Course is structured as follows: - a part of the subjects is common to all the professional careers, with some disciplinary characterizations; - a part of subjects specific for a given professional career, in which sectorial interest subjects are studied in depth; - optional subjects and internships, through which students may diversify and contextualize their knowledge. FIRST YEAR Integrated course in International law Integrated course of Geopolitics and Geo-economics: the new global players Peace and War in the Modern World: An Introduction to the dossiers International Relations: the financial markets, the international trade and WTO Ethical-religious principles of international relations SECOND YEAR International Relations: Climate Changes International relations: non-proliferation of weapons Integrated course of Diplomacy: Public speaking, Theory and practice of diplomacy: sociology and negotiating techniques International Security Studies Advanced international relations: the new terrorism Integrated course of Methodologies and Analysis Additional language knowledge Internship with Project work [-]

Specialised Master in Strategy and Organisation Consulting - ESCP Europe

Medine Education Village
Campus February 2017 Mauritius Quatre Bornes

The programme is driven by a three-level approach where it delivers a strong foundation in management, bears close collaboration with the corporate world and offers an international perspective. [+]

The programme is driven by a three-level approach where it delivers a strong foundation in management, bears close collaboration with the corporate world and offers an international perspective. Coursework focuses on three operational areas: The role of strategic, organisational and managerial challenges in setting up strategic projects within companies Development of operational and project management skills Mastering and implementing IT applications Next intake: February 2016 Tuition fees for a Masters in Strategy and Organisation Consulting stand at € 12,000* + an additional €3,500 for the study trip on Madrid and Paris campus. [-]

European Master in System Dynamics

Radboud University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme has been specifically designed for students who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organisations by using computer simulation models. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Strategic Management 2017. The programme has been specifically designed for students who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organisations by using computer simulation models. Our goal is to teach you everything you need to know when starting an international career in strategic modeling with System Dynamics. After you have finished our Master Programme, you will know how to build a System Dynamics model, how to apply it to a variety of complex problems in real life and how to facilitate the model-building process with the client in such a way that not only can a high-quality model be built, but what is equally important, that a strategic change can be achieved and policies can be implemented. Partner universities - University of Bergen (Norway), University of Palermo (Italy), New University of Lisbon (Portugal), Radboud University (The Netherlands). Multiple Master's degrees Master of Philosophy in System Dynamics Master of Philosophy in System Dynamics Master of Science in System Dynamics Master of Science in Business Administration ... [-]

Master in Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF) is a two-year English-language Master's double-degree programme (DDP) with the University of Strasbourg aimimg at providing the students with a broad knowledge and understanding of economic theory with a focus on financial and international economics corresponding to the present state-of-the-art. [+]

Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF) is a two-year English-language Master's double-degree programme (DDP) with the University of Strasbourg aimimg at providing the students with a broad knowledge and understanding of economic theory with a focus on financial and international economics corresponding to the present state-of-the-art. The CSF programme is based on the Bologna Process, and is intended to facilitate the collaboration between the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague and Sciences Po Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg in teaching and academic research in the field of Economics. The Degree Programme covers two academic years. Each student on the Degree Programme is requested to spend one academic year at each of the Partner Universities in line with the Curriculum. Upon the completion of the studies, each student will receive the Diploma Master in “Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe” from University of Strasbourg and the Master’s degree Diploma with the academic title “Magistr” from Charles University in Prague. Double-degree graduates will be able to find position on the global market, both in the financial sector and multinational companies, as well as in the public sector, not only in the Czech Republic or France, but also throughout the European Union. Graduates of both Partner universities are in demand by leading private companies, but also major economic and political organisations and typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds, and public administration. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application form, the applicant must provide: CV Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed; List of academic results from completed Bachelor's programme (summary of marks and academic results) Document showing level achieved in English language (this requirement may be waived if the applicant's Bachelor's programme was in an English-speaking country, or if the language of instruction was English) Document showing knowledge of mathematics (results from GRE or GMAT, or syllabi showing relevant subjects to have been completed, and listed in a summary of academic results) Motivation letter Only the following students may apply for this course: students who already hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, students with a sufficient knowledge of English (at least B2 in the CEFR) and with a knowledge of mathematics and statistics. The Executive Council of the double-degree programme will decide whether or not the applicant's knowledge is sufficient. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Conditions for admission The admissions commission will use a ranking system of points 1 – 10, on the basis of the documents submitted. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates will have the expertise to independently define and creatively solve complex theoretical or practical problems in the field of financial and international economics using selected theories, concepts and methods. The graduates will be eligible to undertake decisions in changing conditions on the financial markets and will posses the insight of the broader social and societal implications of financial and international economics. [-]

Master in Strategic Design Labs

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus 11 months January 2017 Spain Madrid

The Master of Strategic Design Labs trains professionals who can transform visionary ideas into projects and business opportunities. Students will learn how to develop a business model taking into account the involvement of customers and the market, information and communication technologies and sustainability. During the course, the students will acquire the tools to listen to the customer, design solutions and deliver products and services that can make an impact on society. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Strategic Management 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH What is the Master of Strategic Design Labs? The current landscape is full of opportunities for those who possess the new values "‹"‹that society needs. Among them, it is worth noting innovation as a global value and a new way of working, seeing, approaching problems and solutions that we could describe as transverse knowledge. Design has the potential to generate a new context in which to create value and new business models where the essential tool for success is innovation. There is no one way to innovate, and there are many contexts that require different approaches and methods. This is why the Master of Strategic Design Labs fosters curiosity and creativity in students so that they can find the right path towards innovation. During the master, favourable conditions are established over a year of learning and experience, to achieve the following objectives: - Unify the business and creative visions. - Manage and coordinate multidisciplinary teams. - Reinforce designers’ identity as creative professionals. - Construct trends maps with a business vision. - Anticipate and interpret future scenarios. - Establish personal contacts with various professionals. - Conceptualize, develop and communicate innovative ideas. The contents covered in the course are organized into modules: - Foundation (critical historical analysis, methodology, sustainability, visual communication...) - Specific (User Experience, financial, marketing and SEO, product launch process, Open Innovation, New Technology in Business Projects, start-up strategies, social entrepreneurship, digital platforms, content marketing strategies, global trends, start-up projects) - Transverse (design culture, applied creativity, team building, design research, design thinking, job placement…) - Thesis / research project (concept, idea, development, production, prototyping, display...) Why study the Master of Strategic Design Labs? - Because we learn by doing: only then is it possible to really learn. - Because we foster research and delve into the boundary between design, strategy and communication. - Because the multicultural environment between students and professionals from different places enriches their personal experience. - Because we offer the chance to network with companies and professionals of national and international renown. - Because the programme is based on an innovative and transverse learning methodology. - Because travel and visits enrich the knowledge areas. - Because the cultural activity during the course is intense and helps to complement the experience. - Because it takes place in Madrid, a European capital that is home to major institutions and companies, with intense cultural activity and highly accessible and multicultural. How do students learn in the Master of Strategic Design Labs? Project culture is the basis of the work dynamic and students learn by conceptualizing, developing, producing and communicating. The course is methodologically developed on the basis of: - Creative workshops - Activities and workshops during international trips to institutions, firms and companies. Previous editions have included visits to such diverse destinations as San Francisco, Silicon Valley, China, Milan, London, Denmark, Portugal, Barcelona and Paris-Boisbuchet. - Seminars and lectures - Case Studies - Conferences - Activities and cultural events - Tutorials for the development of specific projects - Thesis research carried out throughout the master's program At whom is the Master of Strategic Design Labs aimed? Professionals from the realm of design, in its broadest sense, who have been trained or have extensive experience in this area. It is also aimed at those with proven experience in related areas. This programme has been devised with a multidisciplinary and international approach, set in the border between design and production. [-]

Master in Corporate Strategy

Sciences Po
Campus 1 year August 2017 France Paris

The Master in Corporate Strategy is Sciences Po’s one-year program for young graduates interested in corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and humanities. [+]

The Master in Corporate Strategy is Sciences Po’s one-year program for young graduates interested in corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized corporate strategists in consulting firms or “in-house”, within firms. Objectives The program focuses on business fundamentals and, in particular, provides students with critical knowledge concerning financial and strategy skills. These foundational courses are contextualized and grounded in the humanities through SciencesPo’s core curriculum courses in political science, law, sociology, history and economics and completed by specialized skills training in entrepreneurship. In particular, the Master in Corporate Strategy will: - Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach - Develop their managerial skills in general, with an emphasis on leadership, negotiation and digital skills - Offer a privileged connection to SciencesPo’s network of corporate partners and facilitate access to the labor market - Prepare for recruitment processes by providing intense and thorough case-cracking tutorials all year long Innovative teaching methods The master emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops as essential to understanding and performing in the field of corporate strategy. It is built on a case study approach that is further enriched by the experience and the diversity of the cohort. A high level of interaction is fostered by the small size of the class (the program enrolls 25 to 30 students a year). Students also have access to the full curriculum of SciencesPo’s Department of Economics in business, management, finance and economics as well as SciencesPo’s graduate “common core curriculum” in the humanities. They may choose from a wide range of courses and workshops offered in English and French, according to their individual academic and professional needs and interests. Faculty The Master draws upon SciencesPo’s world-class faculty and its unparalleled network of experts. The program also mobilizes the SciencesPo alumni community, whose members are committed to mentoring and guiding students in their projects and career development as well as to teaching “master classes”. Core courses are taught by members of its permanent faculty – notably calling upon the deep knowledge and expertise of Sciences Po’s Department of Economics in the field of microeconomics - and by adjunct professors who are leading industry specialists from SciencesPo’s corporate partners. Structure and Curriculum The program includes: The Fall Semester made up of seven core courses and two electives The Spring semester made up of seven core courses and two electives The final Summer semester made up of six advanced courses and which is dedicated to developing practical leadership and management/professional skills. In addition to these courses, students may choose to enroll in a language course. Non-French speakers are particularly encouraged to enroll in French language classes. The overall required number of credits is 100 ECTS, the equivalent of about 25 courses, which makes the curriculum one of the most demanding specialized master programs. Admissions The candidates must hold at least a bachelor degree with either 3-year work experience or a Master Year 1 under validation and, ideally, internship experience. They must demonstrate proficiency in English (A C1 English level is required). [-]

Master in Science Business and Innovation

University of Amsterdam
Campus September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Science, Business & Innovation (SBI) group at VU University is all about innovation and the successful valorization of scientific knowledge. SBI explores both the science behind innovations and the business and social aspects of innovations. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Strategic Management 2017. Commercializing Scientific Knowledge in Business and Society The Science, Business & Innovation (SBI) group at VU University is all about innovation and the successful valorization of scientific knowledge. SBI explores both the science behind innovations and the business and social aspects of innovations. Scientific themes The central scientific themes are Life & Health and Energy & Sustainability. Both themes are of the utmost importance for government organizations, business and society. We live in an era where ecological, social and sustainable energy usage and health become increasingly important. Energy & Sustainability and Life & Health are the innovation themes of the present and of the future. Educational programmes Together, the VU faculties of Sciences, Economics and Business Administration and Social Sciences offer a bachelor's degree programme and a master’s degree programme in Science Business and Innovation (SBI). Both programmes are rooted in the SBI research effort and aim to train academic professionals in the field of science driven innovation in business, knowledge institutes and government. Research Dynamics of Knowledge Valorisation Our research programme is called Dynamics of Knowledge Valorization. Within this programme we identify three research strands: Valorisation transferring knowledge towards the business community Valorisation embedded in research Valorisation in a triple helix (University-Industry-Government) constellation These strands are intertwined with research at the founding faculties, in the fields of: Life & Health Energy & Sustainability Embedded Entrepreneurship Technology & Innovation. [-]

Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus 1 - 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels

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. [+]

This Advanced Master in innovation and strategic management has been developed to provide participants with the tools, skills and mindset that are necessary to deal with the challenge of fast evolving and changing organisations. Its design pushes participant to develop their ability to be entrepreneurial, analyze complex challenges and influence their environment early in their career.The master covers the main disciplines of management (i.e. strategy, marketing, finance, project management...) with a focus on the future. It encompasses all types of innovation, from technology to social, from new product/services to new business models and organisational forms.

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Complexity requires diversity. Innovation is also about technology & business. Status quo is not an option. It's Not the Big That Eat the Small...It's the Fast That Eat the Slow We need to be comfortable with uncertainty. Looking for new solutions requires new methods. Businesses need people who avoid silo thinking. Recruiters are looking for talents, not backgrounds. The art is in the doing and the learning. Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave. ... [-]

MSc in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations

Linköping University
Campus 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) aims to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can make well-balanced decisions. The program combines fundamental academic knowledge (thinking and reasoning) and experiential knowledge (skills) to prepare students to go beyond applying known solutions to known problems. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Strategic Management 2017. The two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) aims to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can make well-balanced decisions. The program combines fundamental academic knowledge (thinking and reasoning) and experiential knowledge (skills) to prepare students to go beyond applying known solutions to known problems. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired good analytical skills and the ability to think strategically. The international focus of courses and the international composition of the SMIO class help to prepare students to work in international organisations. Programme description Term 1 The courses of the first term focus on strategy by studying the two elements that strategy unites: the inside of the organisation and the surroundings in which it works. The first course, Classic Leadership and Organization Dilemmas (15 ECTS), takes strategy as a starting point and explores a number of classic dilemmas (such as how to divide scarce resources between exploration and exploitation activities) and the resulting leadership and organization challenges. The second course, Contemporary International Management Paradoxes (15 ECTS), also starts by considering strategy, but looks outside of the organisation. It considers, in particular, globalisation issues and a large-scale perspective. The course will initially take you on a historical journey to help you understand how we ended up where we are, and then zoom in on a number of challenges and paradoxes that organisations are facing. The skills developed in the first term are classic academic ones such as ‘learning to learn’, argumentative writing, visualization methods, rhetoric, critical thinking and analysis. Term 2 The dilemmas and paradoxes that students met in the first term were of the kind that are insoluble –they cannot be solved once and for all, and must be continuously managed. The second term, therefore, focusses on analytical tools and models that can be used to manage the dilemmas and paradoxes that were introduced in the first term. The term starts with Business Finance (7.5 ECTS), a hands‑on case-based course that focusses on how to apply the techniques of business finance and solve problems. Management Control Systems (7.5 ECTS) is the second course of the term and focusses on issues such as performance measures and incentive systems through a number of cases. The third course, Perspectives on Human Resource Management (7.5 ECTS), starts with classic HRM issues and goes on to deal with contemporary models and challenges, such as how to work with HR in increasingly temporary and project-based organisations. The term ends with a project (7.5 ECTS) in which you will synthesize what you have learned during the past two terms. Two approaches are offered, and your choice depends on your interests. The first approach is to work together with a company and help it to solve a problem. You are then to write a project report based on your findings. The second approach is suitable for those interested in a research career, and involves taking on a research problem and working together with one of the professors at the department. The skills developed during the term are qualitative and quantitative analysis, argumentation, writing, presentation and communication skills, project management, and teamwork. Term 3 The third term also focusses on analytical tools and models that can be used to manage the dilemmas and paradoxes of the first term. The term starts with Strategy – Classic and Contemporary Views (15 ECTS), which will introduce you to various eras of strategic thinking, in the form of ‘Big’, ‘Best’, ‘Fast’, and ‘Beautiful’. The second and final course before the thesis is a choice between two options. If you are interested in innovation, project management, knowledge creation and integration, and working in high-tech companies, you can choose to study Innovation and Project Management (15 ECTS). If, however, you are interested in marketing and sales, and issues of branding, product design and understanding consumers, you can choose to study Advanced Consumer Marketing (15 ECTS). The term will end with the development of a proposal for your master’s thesis. The skills developed during the term are further qualitative analysis and argumentation. Term 4 The fourth term is dedicated entirely to your master’s thesis (30 ECTS), which will be written in teams of two. You will independently develop a research problem, design and carry out a study, analyse data, synthesise results, present it all in writing and defend your work in a public seminar. Each pair will be appointed a thesis advisor and will become part of the advisor’s thesis group, which will meet regularly to discuss and give feedback on the work as it progresses. The master’s thesis will tie together the programme and enhance your ability to solve problems independently and in a scholarly manner. Career opportunities Upon completion of the Business Administration master’s programme, students will be competent analysts and competitive candidates for employment in international organizations in general. Students who specialize in Innovation and Project Management will be ready to work within high-tech companies, and be equipped with a special understanding of highly innovative settings and project-based organizing. Students who specialize in Marketing will instead have a good foundation for understanding customer behavior, new market research methods and brands. Among our alumni we find for example consultants, business analysts, innovation strategists, marketing and brand executives, HR managers and project managers. Some alumni have also started their own businesses while others have chosen to pursue an academic career through doctoral studies. [-]

Advanced Master in Strategy and Management of International Business

ESSEC Business School
Campus 12 - 15 months September 2017 France Cergy-Pontoise

The Advanced Master in Strategy and Management of International Business is a full-time, intensive and comprehensive program. [+]

A word from the Academic Director "Being SMIB is not only a label that you get when joining the academic programme. It is a real mindset, attitude and way of living that will stick to you all along the years. I can assert this, not only as the appointed Academic Director of the programme, but also as a former SMIB myself. This would be the summary of this SMIB-spirit: business-oriented, open-minded, bold and authentic. Being open-minded is not an advertising catch phrase for the SMIB programme. We really live diversity in our daily life: when on campus, through the various nationalities represented in the programme; when on business trips; when at work, through the many chosen expatriation paths that SMIBs are in… So how do we do it? Simply because our focus is on excellence, in whatever we do. And to be excellent, one needs emotional, cultural, theoretical and practical intelligence. So if you are not fully convinced, read on!" Anne-Flore Maman Larraufie (PhD), Academic Director of the MS SMIB Why should I do the MS SMIB? Get ready to join the global job market with this internationally focused programme, which includes: core courses taught 100% in English a choice of specialised track offered at all corners of the globe with 3 leading partner universities each with a specific career goal in mind an international field trip the possibility to learn French and Mandarin as a foreign language an in-company project to be carried out anywhere in the world the chance to mix with a very diverse student class and teaching faculty Academic Requirements Core coursesWhatever track you decide to follow, rest assured that you will not be thrown in at the deep-end but first be able to gain all the necessary knowledge and skills via the fundamental and core courses. You will start the year with team building and cover the following topics taught in professional and dynamic formats including interactive seminars, simulation games and workshops: geopolitics and cross-cultural issues micro and macroeconomics strategy (building, marketing & management) corporate finance (reporting, analysis & strategy) competitive intelligence business law Study trips A one-week study trip is included in the programme and is the perfect opportunity for you to meet with local based companies and professionals. Depending on the destination - which changes each year - you will be able to discover a wide range of sectors and delve into local issues.In the past few years, students have visited Geneva, San Francisco, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Milan, Ho Chi Minh, Miami, London and Shanghai. You will be able to apply the theories and skills you have picked up and built on during the academic part of the programme in your field project, which is also where 45% of graduates end up getting their first permanent contract. Another 26% go straight into full time employment at the end of the academic time instead of embarking on an internship. Examples of companies hiring last year’s SMIB interns and graduates: Christian Dior Couture, Tag Heuer Orange Sodexo Asia Pacific SAP Veolia Japan Airbus Natixis, Société Générale Sanofi, Ipsen, GE Medical Systems Roland Berger KPMG [-]

Master in Data Analytics

University of Porto School of Economics and Management.
Campus Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Portugal Porto

Decision-making processes within companies and other organizations rely heavily on the knowledge that decision makers have about the reality where the company acts (markets, customers, producers, etc.). Much of this knowledge can be drawn from the data resulting from normal business activity that are continuously accumulated by transactional information systems... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Strategic Management 2017. Decision-making processes within companies and other organizations rely heavily on the knowledge that decision makers have about the reality where the company acts (markets, customers, producers, etc.). Much of this knowledge can be drawn from the data resulting from normal business activity that are continuously accumulated by transactional information systems. Efficient and effective processing of such data for actionable knowledge might result in better performance of the organization by exploring mainly data analysis techniques. These include various statistical and data mining (data exploration) techniques, specifically targeted for the extraction of actionable knowledge from large volumes of existing data. All that knowledge serves, ultimately, to support decision making. According to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute, data mining will drive the next wave of innovation. Goals The Master in Data Analytics is intended for decision-makers wishing to add value to their strategic capabilities by taking advantage of decision support and data analysis systems, as well as specialists in information systems or statistics, wishing to contribute to the development of computational decision support. The Master in Data Analytics aims to develop the relevant skills for those playing a prominent role in areas using techniques of data analysis and knowledge extraction from databases. The MSc in Data Analytics programme at FEP (U.Porto) is part of the QTEM - Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management network, facilitating the access by the best students to study and work abroad within the QTEM Master network that gathers prestigious academic and corporate partners. Target Students The Master programme is destined to (potential) decision-makers wishing to add value to their strategic capabilities by taking advantage of information decision support and data analysis techniques, as well as specialists in information processing wishing to participate in the development of computational systems for business intelligence and decision support. Some of our current and past students: - Project managers (Sonae, Banif, INE) - Business Intelligence analysts (Optimus, Continente) - Credit managers (Credifin) - Data analysts (Bank of Portugal, Banif) - Managers and developers of websites (INE) - Members of teams developing advanced decision support applications (Unicer, Sonae /Enabler, Sonae / Celdata, Siemens) - Researchers and professors (U. Porto, U.Minho, ISEP, IP Viseu) - Graduates Professional Opportunities The Master in Data Analytics is designed for those who wish to promote their professional development, as well as those who need a basic scientific and technical training to update their knowledge about the latest advances in the respective areas. The sectors where the knowledge and technique can be applied are diverse. They include distribution, banking, manufacturing, insurance, transport, industry, retail, services (including health) etc. Testimonials "I decided to apply to this Master with the personal and professional goal of improving skills and learning new subject areas in the data mining field.I have acquired a valuable knowledge which allowed me to grow professionally. With the implementation of intelligent systems my company is providing a better service and experience to our customers. I believe this Master is a great investment to everyone who wants to learn how to implement forms of advanced analytics, such as data mining, predictive analytics or text mining to gain a competitive edge." Cristina Cerqueira, Farfetch "I took the Master in Data analytics in order to learn cutting edge data analysis methodologies for the resolution of complex problems in order to create actionable knowledge that is a source of competitive advantage. The experience gained during my master programme contributed to my professional development, in which segmentation, propensity and network analysis became part of my vocabulary in my work in Customer Intelligence.” Nuno Paiva, Business Intelligence Manager at NOS Applications From March 24 to April 11, 2017 (subject to approval) [-]