Business Administration: Specialization in Strategy & Organization Msc VU University

In the 21st century, organizations aiming to obtain and sustain a competitive advantage need to achieve global efficiency and local responsiveness, while embracing creative solutions and worldwide learning. The Master’s specialization in Strategy & Organization focuses on these management challenges. Having successfully completed the Master’s specialization in Strategy & Organization, you will be well-equipped to follow a range of promising career paths. Our graduates have embarked on careers as junior consultants with renowned consultancy firms and as business analysts for organizations operating in a variety of industries.

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How can organizations successfully prepare, design and manage their international business activities? Topics include corporate strategizing and the design of multinational enterprises, diversification strategies, multi-market competition, offshoring and nearshoring, re-locating production facilities and headquarters, and other issues concerning corporate strategy.

How can organizations successfully establish and manage interorganizational collaborative relations, including alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic networks? Topics include management decisions to form, manage, and evaluate strategic alliances, pre-merger & post-merger activities, acquisition strategies

Aims

Having successfully completed the Master’s specialization in Strategy & Organization, you will be well-equipped to follow a range of promising career paths. Our graduates have embarked on careers as junior consultants with renowned consultancy firms and as business analysts for organizations operating in a variety of industries. Others have set up their own businesses or obtained management positions with multinational companies.

Summary

How do you formulate and implement a business strategy that keeps you competitive in a dynamic market? What does it take to strategically engage with other organisations – including competitors, consumers and NGOs? What are the components of a strategy that not only ensures financial success, but also sustainable and socially responsible business practises?

If you're curious about the answers to these questions, then you’re the right fit for the Strategy & Organisation Master’s programme. You’ll learn to manage strategic and organisational challenges and develop profound skills in analytics, reflexivity and critical thinking. You’ll gain the skills to act responsibly and with foresight in complex and dynamic environments. In short, you’ll learn what it takes to not only develop the strategies that succeed, but also how to bring them to life within complex organisations looking to you to solve their real-life challenges.

The Strategy & Organisation Master’s from VU Amsterdam will teach you how to develop and design competitive strategies and how to put them into practice. After two core courses, you can choose one of two study tracks. One related to rethinking relationships with competitors, the other related to stakeholder demand for improved Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Strategy and Organization courses

  • Thesis MSc Business Administration: Strategy and Organization
  • Growth Strategies and Organizational Challenges
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship and Organizational Renewal
  • Alliances, Mergers and Networks
  • Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ecosystems and Open Innovation
  • Multi-Stakeholder Management
  • Business Ethics in Strategy and Organization
  • Research in Business Administration - Strategy and Organization

Copy of your valid passport or ID - only for EU residents

Curriculum Vitae
A cv that includes your personal details and lists your previous education and relevant work experience.

2 Letters of recommendation        
Letters written by members of the academic staff at the educational institute where you studied

Letter of Motivation
A 1-2 page letter stating your reasons for applying to the programme

Diploma
A copy of the original Bachelor's degree or certificate

Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
Tuition fees refer to students of EU/EEA countries. Fees for Non-EU/EEA students are different, please visit website.A number of scholarship programmes exist for international Master’s students:VU Fellowship, Fulbright,Direct Loan, Netherlands Fellowship, Orange Tulip ,STUNED
Cost of the master: Not declared
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