Independent accreditation of Strategic Management

Independent accreditation of Strategic Management

As of 1 September 2011, the MScBA Strategic Management will be accredited as an independent degree. The programme, which is now a specialisation of the MSc in Business Administration, will then become an MSc in Strategic Management. Graduates will henceforth receive the degree MSc in Strategic Management. The curriculum will remain the same.

What is accreditation?
All degree programmes at RSM are accredited by, among other accrediting bodies, the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This accreditation is a seal of approval by the Dutch government and means that the programmes meet stringent quality criteria.

What does independent accreditation mean?
Independent accreditation means that Strategic Management will become a degree programme in its own right (i.e. MSc in Strategic Management), rather than a specialisation of another degree programme (i.e. MSc in Business Administration).

Is Strategic Management currently accredited?
Yes, Strategic Management is currently accredited as specialisation of the MSc in Business Administration degree.

Will the curriculum change once Strategic Management is independently accredited?
No, the curriculum will include the same learning outcomes as before.

What will change once Strategic Management is independently accredited?
The name of the degree will be more in line with the content of the curriculum, and therefore more transparent.

Which degree will I receive?
Once accredited, students will join the newly accredited MSc in Strategic Management. Upon graduation this is the degree you will receive. For current students transitional arrangements will apply. Please check SIN online.

Will I have to pay a higher tuition fee for the MSc in Strategic Management?
No, you will pay the fees that apply to all RSM’s pre-experience MSc programmes.