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Advanced Programme in Strategy

Acquire knowledge in International Strategy, Innovation Management, and Team Leadership.
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Certificate in Strategy
Brussels
Solbosch Campus (ULB)
8 weeks
February > April
3 days/week
Thursday, Friday and Saturday (24 sessions of 3 hours)
English
€ 5.100*
*Price for the 3 courses; you can also follow 1 or 2 courses (à la carte)
Registration deadline: 15/01/2021 | Programme start: 18/01/2021

Who is the programme aimed at?

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This programme seeks dynamic and specialised professionals from any academic background who wish to explore new ideas and to discuss how company strategy could help to reimagine the future. We would like to prepare you for changing the world, for being capable to take some distance and propose new, unorthodox approaches for solving problems and creating value.

Key admissions criteria

  • Master's degree
  • Basic knowledge of Business & Management
  • Proficiency in English

Your benefits

In this programme, you develop a strategic approach to solving complex business and radical innovation issues. You grow your ability to grasp innovative opportunities, understand the dominant strategic logic in many different sectors in a challenging and mentally stimulating environment, focused both on individual traits and talents.

You also learn to lead teams in charge of change management or innovation projects and integrate technological advances and opportunities into existing business models!

Experience our teaching methods which are very hands-on and participant-centred. Courses are mainly structured into real case studies, workshops, seminars, simulations, presentations, group work, field projects, company visits and on-the-job learning.

Strategy Certificate delivered by Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management – Université libre de Bruxelles. Designed for professionals wishing to pursue a successful career in Strategy or Technology.

Become part of one of the largest business networks in Belgium, members of which are actually present in more than 65 countries around the world. Participate in the events organized, expand your network and never stop learning and evolving.

Diversity in class in terms of gender, academic background and culture enhances your learning experience. Benefit from our international faculty, international case-studies, and the multicultural environment you will be studying in, right at the heart of Europe.

The faculty comprises Solvay and ULB professors bringing in their theoretical insight and the latest research expertise from their respective fields, 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.

Overview of the programme

In the Advanced Programme in Strategy – part of the Advanced Master in Innovation and Strategic Management – participants will take a deep dive into local and international strategy topics, be equipped with an actionable toolkit and discuss cases from game-changers, pioneers and potential utopists.

Curriculum

This Advanced Programme in Strategy consists of 3 dedicated courses:

1 Advanced Strategy

This course both deepen your understanding of the core concepts of strategy and broaden your knowledge.

2 International Strategy

The course focuses on the application of corporate finance and financial analyses in shaping international strategies.

3 Strategy Toolkit

Learn all the tools needed to excel in Strategy and to drive innovation forward.

More programme features

ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

1- Complete and submit the online application form together with the required documents.
2- If eligible, you will have a short interview with the Admission Manager.
3- Receive feedback on your admission. If positive, finalize your registration by paying the programme fee.

CERTIFICATION

To earn the Certificate in Strategy, you must complete the 3 courses detailed previously:

  • Advanced Strategy
  • International Strategy
  • Strategy Toolkit

You can also follow a course à la carte.

Participants.

"Solvay Brussels School has been the step-up I needed in my career.

I acquired hard and soft skills with the help of the hands-on classes that we had, expanded my network and made friends for life.

Since the Academic Director of the Advanced Master I follow, Bruno Wattenbergh, works at Ernst & Young as the ambassador of innovation, I asked him if he could help me with an introduction. He was more than willing to do so. I successfully passed the recruitment process and I managed to get the job I wanted, even before graduating!"

"During the Consulting Week of Solvay Brussels School, I had the opportunity to meet people from PwC and I got an interesting presentation of the company's culture. Then, I immediately checked their website and applied for a management consulting position.

The coaching sessions that Solvay offers convinced me to have faith in myself and to enjoy the application process. […] I have learned to work and deliver results within groups of people with different academic backgrounds (psychologists, engineers, etc.) and different nationalities.

This is a valuable asset as I will be working in an international environment."

Lecturers

Laurent Bouty

Pragmatic Optimist at The Beyonders, Transformative CMO, Growth Specialist, Academic Director @ Solvay Brussels School

Academic Director

Luv Mittal
Deloitte
Director, M&A, Financial Advisory

Lecturer

Jean-Pierre Bizet
SBS-EM
Partner at New Science Ventures, Professor of Strategy

Lecturer

Strategy is about setting yourself apart from the competition. It’s not a matter of being better at what you do – it’s a matter of being different at what you do.
Michael Porter
Author, Academic

Career Opportunities

With the skill and knowledge acquired during the programme, here are some of the careers that you could undertake after certification:

  • Strategy or Technology Consultant
  • Team Leader and Project Manager
  • Business Analyst in large firms
  • Innovation Adviser

Any questions?

Programme Manager Advanced Masters
Anna Vitiello