Strategy MSc - 2020 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s)
Today's businesses and organisations operate in a global context of disruption and uncertainty. Whether for-profit or not-for-profit, public or private, all are affected by political, ecological and demographic complexities. So what are the implications for those organisations and businesses? They must be quick to change. And they must change strategically.
Endorsed by Ernst & Young (EY) and Gränges, this programme benefits from depth of expertise, knowledge and cutting-edge research. We will teach you the art of strategising and the practice of strategy.
You will learn how to develop strategic business models and understand the implications of digital strategy. You will also acquire a deep knowledge of mergers and acquisitions as a potential strategy to enter new markets, grow or access critical resources and capabilities.
Working with real examples from industry, you will test your theoretical knowledge in context. In the company project module we tackle a question, task or challenge sourced from companies and supported by faculty and partners from EY. Our teaching is underpinned by our staff’s cutting-edge research, which they bring to the classroom.
For your dissertation you can choose a desk-based topic, empirical research or a real strategy project. The latter sees you formulate or implement a strategy within a company and then write a reflective essay. Some students continue with the company as interns or directly in paid employment following graduation.
It doesn’t matter if your background is in art or engineering, medicine or management, studying strategy combined with your existing in-depth specialist knowledge will enhance your worth in the job market. Our graduates are able to change and challenge the idea of a business and where it is at. Many go on to work with consultancy firms, high tech businesses and financial organisations.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Building Competitive Advantage
- Business Model Innovation
- Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions
- Digital Strategy
- Managing Strategic Change
- Professional Development
- Researching Entrepreneurship, Strategy and International Business
- Strategic Purpose and Leadership
- Strategy Consultancy Challenge
- Strategy Project
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.
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Ernst and Young Partnership
This programme is endorsed by Ernst & Young (EY), demonstrating the quality of our teaching and the strong relevance of our curriculum to industry needs. Throughout your studies, you will have access to a range of opportunities with EY including guest lectures, networking, internships and a mentoring programme for top performers. These opportunities are designed to enhance your professional development and help you launch a successful future career.
This programme is endorsed by Gränges, a global supplier of rolled aluminium products. The endorsement demonstrates the quality of our teaching and the strong relevance of our curriculum to industry needs. Throughout your studies, you will have access to a range of opportunities with Gränges including guest lectures, networking and internships for top performers. These opportunities are designed to enhance your professional development and help you launch a successful future career.