This MSc in Strategic Management will help transform you into a skilled and thoroughly modern strategic leader and manager. You will be able to formulate, manage and execute business strategy in innovative and creative ways. The course is relevant to strategic management roles in any size of organisation and within any sector.

It can also help you to diversify in your career, since optional modules enable you to learn more about a range of business functions, including human capital and talent management, accounting and finance, marketing, and risk management.

You will become particularly skilled in areas related to the programme’s core themes, which are also some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing organisations today: entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship, sustainability, and internationalisation. You will find that your knowledge of these areas makes you highly employable.

If you are already in work, you will be able to apply knowledge learned on the programme directly into your workplace throughout the course, helping you to make a positive impact quickly. This will be rewarding on a personal level and will be of great value to your employer or to your own business.

If you want to continue studying after this MSc, you could progress onto a PhD, DBA or other research degree in the area of business management and leadership.

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