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Master's specialisationStrategic Management

Come to understand strategic management processes in relation to the dynamic and complex environment organisations are confronted with. Learn to deal with various stakeholder groups, to optimise an organisation's strategy.

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Something for you?

  • This specialisation offers you a multidisciplinary perspective on strategic management.
  • This Master's focuses on stakeholder management, responsible decision-making, intervention and change.
  • You will learn all about the turbulent conditions that infuence an organisation.
  • In Strategic Management you can do a minor in Innovation, Networks, or Sustainability.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

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What will you learn

In the Master’s specialisation in Strategic Management you will study the influences of the various stakeholders, strategy process in organisations, internal and external environment, and internationalisation. You will come to understand what influences the organisation’s ability to determine what key-issues it needs to address in its business and social environments to improve the performance of the organisation. In other words, you will become a modern professional that can make use of a scientific methodological framework to determine the best course of action that will give an organisation competitive advantage.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

You will be able to recognise opportunities and restrictions, use analytical skills to identify (market) strategies and business risks and respond to them. This makes you suitable for jobs such as:

  • Manager or leader in a business corporation
  • Consultant at a profit or non-profit organisation
  • Policy maker at a government agency
  • Business analyst

Career prospects


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • What is the impact of corporate social responsibility on sustainable competitive advantage?
  • How to become a stakeholder firm?
  • What explains corporate social isomorphism?
  • What is the impact of reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions on innovation?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.