MSc Strategic Management

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Overview
Courses
Careers & Outcomes
Eligibility
Accreditation
Overview

Total Credits

60 ECTS

Other Options
90 ECTS (18 Months, EUR 9000)
120 ECTS (24 Months, EUR 11520)

Duration (Months)

12

Total program Fee

7200 EUR


Includes tuition and all other applicable fees

Format

Online

Program Overview

Rushford’s MSc in Strategic Business Management is a comprehensive program providing you with a critical understanding of the strategic business environment. Strategic management has become crucial because of fast-changing business needs, cut-throat competition, and dynamic forces that call for in-depth knowledge of social, political, economic, and legal environments affecting business conditions internally and externally. 

 

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a consultant, or a manager, this course will help you understand practical approaches to solving business issues irrespective of context or time. You will get a chance to interact with leading practitioners and world-class academicians and adopt a fresh perspective of a particular business scenario. 

 

The Program’s curriculum is in sync with industry needs and was designed with the help of top business analysts and international firms. A wide range of electives makes the Program extremely customizable to fulfill your personal objectives. 

 

Educational Objectives

After completing the course, learners are able to:

 

  • Understand theories and concepts in strategic business management, and implement the same to solve pertinent business problems.
  • Implement analytical tools of strategic management to provide a suitable strategic direction to the business
  • Understand strategy formulation and implementation in real-world business conditions.
  • Integrate knowledge from other disciplines, such as Finance, Marketing, and Operations to make crucial strategic decisions.
  • Use strategic thinking to thoroughly analyze business issues.
  • Interpret various aspects of strategic management, such as strategic planning, innovation strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and competitive business advantage.
Courses

Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits

60

Max. Number of Transfer Credits:

30

Courses Overview

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in Strategic Business Management comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Strategic Business Management specific courses.
  2. To be qualified for 60 ECTS MSc, you must complete all 15 courses. Each course comprises of 4 ECTS.
  3. 90 ECTS top-up program (18 months) takes you to an advanced level in Strategic Business Management. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 of 10 electives in Strategic Business Management field along with a Master thesis of 10 ECTS.
  4. 120 ECTS top-up program (24 months) provides you an opportunity to research in the field, and allows you to choose another 5 courses with a Capstone Consulting Project of 10 ECTS.

MSc Top-up Programs

  1. MSc in Strategic Business Management also allows an option to top-up programs for 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS.
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for higher credits.
  3. Higher credits are also recommended for those who wish to be an expert in field as top-up programs allow you to master the chosen area. 90 and 120 ECTS programs provide you access to advanced level specialised courses along with an opportunity to write Master Thesis, or a Capstone Consulting Project respectively.
  4. Our flexible program structure for Online mode of study permits you to choose for top-up programs after completing 75% of your studies by contacting your Student Success Manager. For On-Campus programs, we recommend that you decide for the program tenure at time of admission.
  5. Our Rushford online programs provide you flexibility to complete the degree in an extended duration of 3 years without payment of an additional fee.

Who Is This Program For

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to hone their skills in strategic planning and strategy development processes.
  • Graduates looking for rewarding career options in different fields, such as healthcare, finance, marketing, and others.
  • Professions wishing to attain senior leadership positions by pursuing an advanced course in strategic management.
  • Mid-level managers looking forward to enhancing the company’s profitability in the long run.
Foundation - Core Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Transformational Management
Managerial Economics
Organisational Behaviour
Marketing in a Digital World
Accounting for Financial Reporting

Foundation - Strategic Business Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Strategy in Practice
Change Management
Marketing Strategy
Financial Management
Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise

Operational Expert - Strategic Business Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Predicting Demand
Operations Management: Productivity and Quality
Entrepreneurship
Corporate Restructuring and Downsizing
Negotiations and Bargaining

Strategic Expert - Strategic Business Management For 90 and 120 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS + 10 ECTS MASTER THESIS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 24 weeks

Business Statistics
Business Continuity and Risk Management
Open Innovation and Its Impact on Business and Society
Global Strategy
Global Branding Strategies
Strategic Issues in Information Technology
Emerging Market Multinationals
Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Applications in Industry
Exporting International and Global Marketing Management
Planning and Implementing a Retail Strategy
Master Thesis

Note:

• For top-up award, choose 5 of 10 electives and a Master thesis.

• On-Campus students pursuing 90 ECTS Masters are required to do subject specific internship. They are still required to study the courses online.

Be a Leader – Strategic Business Management For 120 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS + 10 ECTS CAPSTONE CONSULTING PROJECT CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 24 weeks

Research Methododology
Business Analytics
Project Management
Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and Law
Leadership 20/40
Capstone Consulting Project

Note:
On-Campus Students must complete compulsory internship along with optional studying of above courses in online mode.

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth

25%

Outcomes and Careers:

 

$124,375 is the average annual salary of a strategy manager in US – Data from Indeed

 

There is no denying that strategy managers and analysts have an excellent career scope because strategy is all-pervasive in business processes. Reputed domestic and multinational firms need strategic thinkers to create a forward-focused vision, and track the firm’s progress based on strategic goals.

 

The course will holistically hone your skills in different aspects of strategic planning, such as innovation strategy, marketing strategy, and global business strategy. It will give you a broad overview of business strategies, and strategic alternatives available at each phase of the business process. You will be able to create lasting value for the organization by drafting compelling strategic plans. It will help you aim for high-end companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.

 

Pursuing the program will significantly enhance your employability in a demanding business landscape. Some of the options you can pursue are:

 

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Department Supervisor
  • Business Analyst 
  • Risk Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Strategic Planner
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Development Manager
Eligibility

Eligibility

Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MSc programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline

 

Qualifications Waiver:

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 admissions@rushford.ch  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 or graduate studies in English, OR;

At least 2 years of work experience in a business setting in which English is the primary language of communication

 

Accreditation
  • EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

    Rushford Business School 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)

  • ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS (ACBSP)

    Rushford Business School is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a 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.

  • INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION (IACBE)

    Rushford Business School 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.

  • UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (PRME)

    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.

  • Swiss Higher Educational Institution

    Rushford Business School is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland under the UID CH-170.4.018.974-7.

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    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.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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