Strategy MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

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), 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 address problems.

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 create 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. 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    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), 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 address problems.

    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 create 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. 

  • 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

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £16,000 n/a
    Overseas £22,000 n/a

    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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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.  

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