MSc in Strategic Management

Postgraduate
MSc

Master of Science

in Strategic Management

Campus:
Online
Duration:
12
to 24
Months
Credits:
60, 90, 120 ECTS
Fees:
CHF 
7200*
for full program
Awarded By:
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

Rushford’s MSc in Strategic 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.

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.
Next Start Date:
01 Mar 2023
Deadline:
25 Feb 2023
Program Information
Program Curriculum

MSc in Strategic Management

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in Strategic Management comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Strategic 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 Management field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 electives in Strategic Management related 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. Online 60 ECTS MSc programs also allow an option to top-up to 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS. 
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for the higher credit version of the program. 
  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.
  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.

For 60 ECTS Version

For 90 ECTS Version

All Courses in 60 ECTS plus Any 5 Electives from the following:

For 120 ECTS Version

All Courses in 90 ECTS plus the following:

You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

English Proficiency Waivers: 

The English proficiency test is not required 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;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.

For 60 ECTS Version (12 months):

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 7200

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

12 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 450 each

For 90 ECTS Version (18 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 9000

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

18 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 400 each

For 120 ECTS Version (24 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 11520

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

24 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 405 each

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

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

Online Campus Application Process

More Information

Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.