Strategy MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

Strategy is crucial to the development and success of organisations, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, from charities to governmental agencies and many more across the world. Strategy raises big questions about these organisations – how they start, grow, innovate and change. Behind every success are strategists as key thinkers, decision makers and implementers.

Lancaster’s MSc Strategy builds on its global reputation in Corporate Strategy and will enable you to experience and engage in all key aspects of strategy work, including strategic analysis, strategic decision-making and strategy implementation. You will work with experienced practitioners, senior consultants and world-leading researchers to understand and engage in the everyday complexities faced by strategists as they develop and implement important decisions that affect the future direction of their organisation.

Our MSc Strategy will take you through a stimulating period of personal and professional transformation that will enable you to tackle strategic challenges confidently and competently that face all organisations. Key modules such as the Consultancy Challenge and the Strategy Practice Project will give you the opportunity to engage in real strategy projects with UK and international companies. Our practice-based pedagogy will gradually cultivate the necessary practical skills in developing, creating, innovating, leading and changing strategies in real-world situations. You will be challenged to study strategies and to actively demonstrate their viability to different interest groups within and outside the University.

Careers

Strategy jobs are commonly seen as the most desirable in large organisations because they provide access to key stakeholders and deal with the overall organisational purpose – the vision, goals, challenges, and opportunities that determine value in an organisation. This degree prepares participants for key strategic roles within organisations, including but not limited to Business Analyst, Business Developer, Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Consultant, Organisational Change Manager, Policy Advisor, and Strategic Planner. For those with experience, this programme prepares candidates for roles such as Senior Vice Presidents of Strategy, which is a common route to the job as CEO.

Graduates from our department’s MSc programmes work in multinationals such as Apple, Coca-Cola, GSK, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Unilever as well as the top global professional service firms such as Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, EY, IBM, KPMG and PWC.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Strategy is crucial to the development and success of organisations, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, from charities to governmental agencies and many more across the world. Strategy raises big questions about these organisations – how they start, grow, innovate and change. Behind every success are strategists as key thinkers, decision makers and implementers.

    Lancaster’s MSc Strategy builds on its global reputation in Corporate Strategy and will enable you to experience and engage in all key aspects of strategy work, including strategic analysis, strategic decision-making and strategy implementation. You will work with experienced practitioners, senior consultants and world-leading researchers to understand and engage in the everyday complexities faced by strategists as they develop and implement important decisions that affect the future direction of their organisation.

    Our MSc Strategy will take you through a stimulating period of personal and professional transformation that will enable you to tackle strategic challenges confidently and competently that face all organisations. Key modules such as the Consultancy Challenge and the Strategy Practice Project will give you the opportunity to engage in real strategy projects with UK and international companies. Our practice-based pedagogy will gradually cultivate the necessary practical skills in developing, creating, innovating, leading and changing strategies in real-world situations. You will be challenged to study strategies and to actively demonstrate their viability to different interest groups within and outside the University.

    Careers

    Strategy jobs are commonly seen as the most desirable in large organisations because they provide access to key stakeholders and deal with the overall organisational purpose – the vision, goals, challenges, and opportunities that determine value in an organisation. This degree prepares participants for key strategic roles within organisations, including but not limited to Business Analyst, Business Developer, Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Consultant, Organisational Change Manager, Policy Advisor, and Strategic Planner. For those with experience, this programme prepares candidates for roles such as Senior Vice Presidents of Strategy, which is a common route to the job as CEO.

    Graduates from our department’s MSc programmes work in multinationals such as Apple, Coca-Cola, GSK, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Unilever as well as the top global professional service firms such as Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, EY, IBM, KPMG and PWC.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Designed for: Students who would like to make careers as Business Analyst, Business Developer, Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Consultant, Organisational Change Manager, Policy Advisor, and Strategic Planner.

    Entry requirements: A 2:1 undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in any discipline

    Additional requirements: Work experience at managerial level is desirable but not essential. 

    English language requirements:  IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0,  with no element below 6.0
    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found at English language requirements

    If your score is below our requirements, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes:
    10 week- Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
    For details of eligibility see: Pre sessional programmes
     
    4 week- Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
    Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes

     Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

     

    Further information: Please see our website

     

     

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

       
    UK/EU £16,000  
    Overseas £22,000  

      

     

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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