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Strategic Management

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Language of education
English (100%)
12 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Strategic management is essential in either internal consulting or external consulting. You will be offered an integrated overview including corporate, competitive and functional strategy making.

During the Master’s program in Strategic Management, you will be offered an integrated overview of strategic management, including corporate, competitive and functional strategy making. Apart from gaining insight into the strategies and managerial systems for organisations that operate in an international context, you will also find out what drives business performance over time.

In addition, the MSc Strategic Management gives you the opportunity to select and apply solution-focused concepts, tools and models in the context of emerging strategic issues. The program adopts a firm-level perspective and prepares you for management positions and jobs in either internal consulting (e.g. as member of a strategy or new business department) or external consulting (as a management consultant employed by a consultancy firm you do projects for external clients). So, if it is your aspiration to join the ranks of general management in business organisations or to become a (management) consultant, then MSc Strategic Management is definitely the right choice for you.

Why Study Strategic Management? 

The Master's in Strategic Management gives you the business acumen needed to make and implement the vital decisions facing every organization – a comprehensive education that offers you the ultimate start to your future career in general management or strategy consulting.

As a student of this program, you are taught by renowned Tilburg University faculty who represent some of the world's leading expertise in the discipline. Learn what it takes to design - and implement - competitive business strategies where financial and psychological issues all come in to play. Understand the real drivers of business performance, and how to select and apply solution-focused concepts, tools and models to new and emerging strategic issues.

 A Tilburg University Master's in Strategic Management offers you:

  • Best-practice teaching methods designed to develop your knowledge and hone key abilities. Methods range from the traditional to the experiential and interaction-based, including case study discussions, workshops, group-work, guest lectures and presentations.
  • Go beyond scientific theory. Learn the most advanced scientific knowledge and methods while gaining a real understanding of how to apply this knowledge to the real-world challenges awaiting you in your career. 
  • Strategic knowledge and skills that can be applied in any position within any organization – giving you immense flexibility in terms of job options and an excellent foundation for a future managerial career.
  • The opportunity to build additional expertise into your strategic management foundation by delving into related fields such as entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • The opportunity to specialize through tracks in either consultancy or entrepreneurship.

Strategic Management Career Prospects

The Strategic Management Master's 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.

Our graduates apply themselves to various professional activities including: strategy design, analyses of competitors, assessing new business opportunities, industry analysis, foreign entry mode decisions, and bridging gaps between strategy formulation and implementation.

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, and 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 a management trainee, (assistant) project manager, or member of a strategy or new business department.

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

Strategic Management Related Programs

Besides the Master in Strategic Management, Tilburg University offers several other Management related masters such as the MSc International Management

See which other programs are related to the Master Strategic Management

Strategic Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the MSc Strategic Management will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Tilburg University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Strategic Management program

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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Admission requirements

Entry test

GMAT test score and motivation letter.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 575, TOEFL computer based: 233, TOEFL internet based: 90

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