Strategy is an integral part of every organization’s management model. It is through the implementation of strategy, organizations can achieve their vision, mission, goals, and objectives.
Strategic Management is the utilization of key knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools to achieve the organizations’ goals. The aim of strategic management is to provide the organization a well-researched, documented blueprint for the management of the strategic planning cycle. Organizations that perform with the best outcomes usually have strong strategic planning processes, and the management is well trained and experienced in ensuring strategic planning and implementation are in place.
Strategic management involves the processes that are needed to reach the strategic planning phase. It ensures that management has the best information to develop a strategic plan that has the most likelihood of success. Risk management, dynamic planning, change management, milestone measurements, action plans, gap reviews, etc. are some important aspects to be kept in mind when developing a strategic plan.
The Rushford MBA in Strategic Management has been developed to suit experienced professionals as well as new graduates who would like to gain knowledge and skills in Strategic Management. The aim of the program is to inculcate strategic thinking, critical analyses, big picture view, line of sight, and business acumen.
The Rushford Online MBA program in Strategic Management is comprised of a total of 27 courses and each course lasts approximately 3 weeks. Each course is comprised of 2-4 ECTS credits. Students must complete 18 core courses, 5 out of the 9 Elective courses, and a capstone project to earn a total of 90 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA in Strategic Management award.
The Rushford MBA in Strategic Management puts an intense focus on ensuring that the student receives comprehensive exposure to training in strategy. Students who aspire to be part of teams that look at the big picture must look at this MBA as an excellent choice to pick the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. Strategy is a skill-based science that is based on fundamentals that when used appropriately impact the organization in a highly positive manner. In that context, this MBA is for all seasoned professionals who aspire to grow into strong business leaders. For new graduates, this MBA provides a steppingstone to demonstrate keen interest and knowledge in strategy.
This MBA puts emphasis on business and market fundamentals that build on the concepts that have been taught in the core MBA before embarking on this specialization. Most of this specialization is taught through real case studies and students are guided to critically analyze the case studies. This MBA provides you with the edge that is needed to perform at the highest level with the organizations’ vision and mission in focus. Students of this MBA assume a more holistic view of the business and are thus able to derive insights that are usually unlikely at a business unit level.
After completing this MBA, you can expect to make a positive impact to your current role and demonstrate a visible talent in strategy for your peers and management to visualize. This is usually the first step in the positive direction for your upward career progression.
Rushford offers avenues for networking, internships, industry mentors, site visits and other opportunities for overall student experience and learning.
Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for exploring this pathway.
Proficiency in English:
Evidence of Proficiency in English
IELTS 6.0+ , OR
PTE 50+ , OR
TOEFL 550+, OR
Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years
English Proficiency Waiver:
The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, OR;
Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country, OR;
2 Years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is the only global accrediting body, which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.
Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
Completing your MBA from Rushford gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program from a top class European Business School
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