Strategic Management

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Prepare yourself for managing a company's vital strategic decisions

Do you want to understand what drives long-term business success? Do you want to design and implement strategies to deal with the challenges that your organization faces? Then the Master’s program in Strategic Management is the right program for you.


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.
    • The possibility to pursue a dual degree, in collaboration with one of our foreign partner universities.
    • According to the latest Times Higher Education ranking Tilburg University is #1 in the Netherlands and #3 in Europe in the field of Economics and Business.

    NEW: Extended Master (EM)

    The Extended Master (EM) is a new, selective program that combines your regular master’s program with a six-month traineeship. During the traineeship, you work on practical assignments for a company, follow professional skills courses, and receive mentoring. By increasing your professional experience, skills, and network, your chances in the job market are boosted. Read more about it.


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    The Strategic Management program in short

    Language English
    Start End of August and end of January
    Duration One year. More about the courses and program structure
    Title Master of Science (MSc)
    Best preparatory Bachelor’s programs International Business Administration, Economie en
    Informatica, Bedrijfseconomie. More about the
    admission requirements and application procedure
    After graduation Internal or external management consultant, business
    analyst, general manager, management trainee,
    project manager, PhD track. More about the
    career prospects
    Rankings ►#11 worldwide in Business and Economics
    Times Higher Education Ranking, 2016
    ►#1 in the Netherlands - 'Keuzegids Masters 2015'
    (Independent Dutch Magazine)
    Ranking of World Universities
    ►#18 in the world in Economics and Business - Global
    Universities Ranking US News, 2016

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