• Application deadline

    Application closed for academic year 2023/2024

    The application form remains open until the 15 May or until the maximum number of applications has been submitted (whichever occurs first). Number of applications allowed before application closes: 460

  • Starting date

    August 2023

  • Format

    Full-time | 12 months

  • Credits


  • Fee

    €2,314 (EEA) | €21,500 (non-EEA)

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  • Language


Are you ready to explore how every part of a company or not-for-profit organisation interacts and synergizes with each other – internally and externally? Do you want to learn how you can develop business and corporate strategies that are effective, successful and beneficial for all stakeholders?

  • 33% international students in programme
  • 90% of graduates employed within 3 months after graduation
  • Examples of your future job title: Business analyst, project manager, strategy consultant

What you will learn

This programme arms you with the concepts, methods and tools rooted in theory and empirical research, to frame, analyze and solve the strategic challenges of complex organisations. You’ll also pick up a lot of valuable knowledge and practical skills from strategy practitioners and interactions with corporate partners in which you investigate business and corporate strategies, and learn about strategic change and dynamics.

You’ll focus on subjects such as growth, innovation, global strategy, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, ownership and governance in the core courses. And then you can choose exciting electives. These are evaluated and updated every year, for example:

Afterwards, you’ll be ready for a successful management career in profit and non-profit organisations anywhere in the world. Most alumni work as consultants or managers at large corporate or consultancy firms, in financial services, or in the food and beverage industry. You can see more details in the MSc employment report.

Sustainable strategies

Strategy consulting

Corporate restructuring

Innovation management

Programming fundamentals

Programme highlights

  • Connect with the real business world

    Through case studies, career events and study clubs

  • Start your career quickly

    After graduation, and earn the highest average salary of all RSM graduates

  • International by International peers

    About 50 per cent of the students are international, for example Norwegian, Brazilian, Indonesian, German or Mexican

  • Mentality

    MScSM students are really motivated and hard-working; everyone is ready to help each other

  • Leadership by Leading researchers

    RSM’s Department of Strategic Management is widely acclaimed as one of the leading strategy departments worldwide

More about the programme

RSM’s lecturers have academic and business experience, and they encourage students to express their opinions all the time. Interacting with these smart students also helps me to develop knowledge, and soft skills such as time management, teamwork and critical thinking. I improve my business mindset and strategic thinking every day.

Hang Li (MSc Strategic Management, 2020)

Hang Li

Is it right for me?

Virtually all aspects of this master have an international flavour:

The faculty members

Your classmates

The course content

Your career prospects upon graduation

If the thought of this – and the prospect of an international career in strategic management – excites you, then this programme is right for you!

Are you still in doubt?

Would you like extra information or support? We are here to help!

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