Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management

Postgraduate course in Management for Master graduates or junior professionals. Minors in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Analytics.
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Brussels
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42, 1050 (ULB Solbosch campus)
1 year
September > June
Every day
Day courses
English
€ 18.000
The tuition fees include: access to courses and teaching materials, 1-year subscription to the Financial Times, study trip participation, the Data Camp platform and online resources from the ULB library.
Registration deadline: 31/07/2023 | Programme start: 08/09/2023
For NON-EU STUDENTS - Registration deadline: 31/05/2023

Who is the programme aimed at?

Profile

The programme in Innovation & Strategic Management welcomes recent Masters' graduates from all disciplines who have a strong interest in business, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Master's programme allows you to acquire expertise in the main management disciplines and develop leadership skills through interactive classes and real business cases in a multicultural and inspiring environment.

Key admissions criteria

  • Master's degree from a recognised institution (you can apply during your final year of study) OR
  • 3 or 4-year's bachelor's degree from a recognised institution (for this type of degree, there may be additional requirements)
  • English Proficiency

Why this programme?

The Advanced Master's in Innovation & Strategic Management will enable you to make strategic decisions in uncertain environments, manage complex business issues, work with and lead teams in charge of change management, innovative projects, and integrate new opportunities into existing business models.

The program curriculum integrates the sustainability imperative all courses in order to provide a systemic vision and multidisciplinary approach to this subject. The Advanced Master's will enable you to familiarize yourself with the main concepts, terms and frameworks to lead the sustainable transformation of business models.

Join our study trips abroad to experience firsthand how innovation, strategy, sustainability, and vision come to fruition in startups and large companies. These trips will give you a unique opportunity to meet, interact with, and learn from industry professionals.

Learn how to put theory into practice through a learning method based on practice and interaction. During the courses you will be confronted with real case studies, simulations and field projects and have the opportunity to experience what you learn during several workshops, group work and company visits.

Classes are intentionally limited to manageable-sized and coherent cohorts (max 35 students), ensuring maximum participation and easy access to the faculty and personalized follow up.

The faculty comprises academics as well as top-level practitioners driven by a real passion for education bringing in their practical insight and on-the- field experience. Top-of-the-line guests are also invited for additional workshops or sessions.

Diversity in class in terms of gender, academic background and culture enhances your student experience. At Solvay, we encourage diversity and encounters with different cultures and perspectives to convey to our students an appreciation for diverse opinions and the opportunity for growth they represent.  Studying in Brussels will allow you to experience a cosmopolitan environment in the center of Europe and meet professionals from all over the world.

Our career service will help you in building your career thanks to our strong connection with the business sector and to our dynamic team who will accompany you into the professional world. From self-assessment to networking opportunities, our team assists you to discover your career path and realize your full potential!

The Solvay Alumni network is one of the largest business networks in Belgium, and its members are present in more than 65 countries around the world. As Solvay Schools alumni, you can be part of a unique and effective community to grow both personally and professionally. All along your career, the Solvay Schools Alumni network can help you.

Overview of the programme

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management provides you with the essential tools, skills and mindset needed to deal with the challenge of organizations in fast-evolving environments.

It helps you to develop your ability to analyse complex challenges, integrate technology and innovation into your projects or businesses, and influence your environment early on in your career.

 

Curriculum & Minors

1 . CORE COURSES

This Advanced Master consists of 13 core courses articulated around 5 main areas: General Management, Entrepreneurship, Reasoning and Analytical Skills, Innovation & Technology, Personal Development. (+ 3 unique minors to choose from)

2 . ENTREPRENEUR-SHIP

3 exclusive courses and an incubator project (sponsored by StartLAB)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Financial Analysis

3 . STRATEGY

3 dedicated courses and a Business field project 
  • Strategy Implementation
  • International Strategy
  • Advanced Strategy

4 . BUSINESS ANALYTICS

3 specially-designed courses and an integrative project
  • Data Science for Business
  • Advanced Data Science
  • Machine Learning

More programme features

ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

1- Complete and submit the online application form (there is no application fee).

2- Have an interview with the admission team

3- Write a short essay relating to the minor of your choice

4- Receive feedback on your admission. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION:

  • Online application form
  • CV in English
  • Copies of University degree(s) and of all academic transcripts
  • Copy of ID/passport
  • Profile picture

If the applicant deems it relevant, he/she can support the application with:

  • Letters of reference
  • Proof of English proficiency for the non-native speakers 
  • Any other certificate (GMAT, GRE, etc.)

Participants.

Apart from the countless group projects, presentations and company visits, the programme has allowed me to develop essential entrepreneurial abilities, master key managerial concepts and build the right team-player mindset to cope with a continuously changing environment. I’ve had the honour to be carefully guided in creating my own venture with a fellow student, to lead a group-based three-month internship at a fast-growing digital marketing scale-up in Brussels and to be part of a consulting project for EY.

Solvay Brussels School is well known all around Europe for its learning methodology which is very constructive. It helped me become more structured and able to go straight to the point.

I got to meet CEO’s, CFO’s, founders, managing directors from different leading global companies, start-ups and scale-ups; fascinating people that all have a story to tell, full of valuable learnings for young professionals.

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Nationalities

63 %

International students

92 %

Of our graduates find a job within 6 months after graduation

Lecturers

Arnaud Devleeschauwer
Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management & ENGIE Electrabel
Academic Director & Strategy Manager

Academic Director

Pierre Deville
Bisnode Group Analytics
Head of Analytics

Lecturer

Patrice Latinne
EY
Partner Data & Analytics

Lecturer

Experiencing the world is the only way to learn about it! Solvay’s unique curriculum and renowned faculty create an agile and international learning environment to develop management, innovation and leadership skills and give you all the opportunities to practice new business thinking.
Arnaud Devleschauweer
Academic Director

Career Opportunities

A team of executive coaches personally guide you through your transformational journey. By offering their unique, experience-based insights and connecting you to their curated professional network, our coaches ensure your achievements and success both during and after the Advanced Master.

After graduation, an unlimited range of job opportunities will be accessible to you. Here are some of the careers that you could undertake:

  • Traineeship opportunity in established firms
  • Business Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Strategy or technology consultant
  • Innovation Advisor
  • Junior Data Scientist
  • Project manager or business analyst in large firms

Any questions?

Admissions Manager Advanced Masters
Anna VITIELLO

“Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management” university certificate delivered by Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management – Université libre de Bruxelles.