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Strategic Management: Consultancy

1 year English Starts end of August

Learn how to recognize business challenges and act upon them to ensure long-term success. The Consultancy track of the MSc Strategic Management specializes in advising larger and smaller firms on various contemporary strategic issues.

worldwide in Economics & Business

US News Best Global Universities, 2023

in its field in the Netherlands

Elsevier Best Studies, 2022

of the alumni is very satisfied with the program

National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=45 (both tracks Strategic Management)

Education and COVID-19

All education takes place on campus again, now that the coronavirus measures have been scaled back. Of course, we will always maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. Therefore, a few basic measures still apply. For the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.

Program and courses 

Become a strategic management consultant and master implementation, selection of tools, data collection, analysis, and presentation of your strategic solutions. Apply these skills by advising real companies during the program.

  • Taught by renowned professors representing some of the world's leading expertise in the discipline, with a variety of small-scale teaching methods like workshops and coaching sessions.
  • Strong connection with business practice through real-world cases, practical assignments and guest lectures.
  • Opportunity to pursue a double degree in collaboration with one of our foreign partner universities.
  • In the first semester of the  program, you can also apply for the following additional advanced programs:
    * The Extended Master's Program, which adds a half year traineeship to the regular Master's program.
    * The QTEM network program, which adds an additional year to the program which you spend at a QTEM partner university and corporate partner.
  • This Consultancy track of the Master Strategic Management only starts in September. If you want to take the Entrepreneurship track, you must start the Master Strategic Management program in January.

Typical courses are:

  • Business Level Strategy
  • Strategic Consultancy
  • Corporate Level Strategy

More on the program and courses  

  • Masterstudent Arash

    Arash Maulazoy

    Master's student

    "Strategic management strategies allow you to change the course of an organisation and have a direct impact on business and society."

  • Masterstudent Bas

    Bas Steinebach

    Master's student

    "During the program I learned about different motives of a manager. There is no one good answer, it is all about perspectives."

  • Julia Cleton

    Julia Cleton

    Master's student

    “In your time as a student, you ride a steep learning curve. Of course you absorb a lot of knowledge but you also develop your skills and character.” 

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Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): Master of Science.

The Master's program in Strategic Management prepares you for jobs that require the ability to identify, analyze and solve the major strategic issues faced by various types of organizations - valuable expertise that delivers abundant career opportunities.

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Management Trainee at Achmea Holding
  • Trade Consultant Financial Logistics at Rabobank Nederland
  • Advisor Performance Improvement at Ernst & Young

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 3.53
  • Is (very) satisfied with their Master's program: 89%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 3,334

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n=45 (both tracks Strategic Management)

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from Tilburg University in Business Economics, International Business Administration, or Economics & Business Economics
  • Bachelors with a solid basis in Management and Organization, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, Research methods and Academic

Pre-Master's program:

Open to both Research University students and students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). 

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships here.

Interested in this Master’s program?

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the MSc Strategic Management?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application