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Overview

This concentration systematically explores how firms shape international markets and organisational processes to improve their competitive position, allowing you to develop the relevant analytical and practical skills needed in today’s fast-changing business environment. The Master in Management Global Strategy concentration prepares you for management consulting, executive or line manager assistant roles, or strategy and business development.

 

Modules

Strategy Execution

In this course, we will cover how firms can use performance measurement tools and concepts to manage the implementation of strategies. We cover concepts such as the balanced scorecard, strategy maps, action controls, personnel controls, strategic profitability analysis, etc.  The course will emphasize quantitative approaches (i.e.: use calculations to improve decision-making and strategy execution). 

Operations Strategy

This course focuses on how firms can maximize value by building and evaluating their operating system. More specifically, the course provides rigorous answers to the question of how firms should tailor their operational competencies, assets, and processes to a specific business strategy? The topics include the historical sources of operations strategy, its link to other strategic decisions, process designs, global networks, strategic procurement, the integration of new technologies, environmental considerations, demand management, and the question of how to manage the implementation of a new strategic initiative. 

Corporate Strategy and Scaling

This course covers aspects of firm growth and how business models can be scaled. It focuses specifically on the differences between traditional growth models and growths achievable through digital business models, platform and so called zero marginal costs business models. It provides a unique blend of economic theory and practice, applying elements of recent theoretical advances to study the impact of novel digital technologies and new business model designs on strategic analysis. 

Resource Allocation

The course covers probabilistic and behavioural aspects that underpin resource-allocation strategies. It focuses on how firms can apply strategic foresight to anticipate competitive market dynamics and how such analyses should affect resource allocation strategies. The course also discusses managerial heuristics than can be applied in highly uncertain environments in which traditional forecast approaches are limited.  

Corporate Finance and Governance

New for 2021, more informtion to follow.

Strategy Consulting Project

New for 2021, more information to follow.

Why Global Strategy at FS?

"As a future business leader or innovator, it is of utmost importance to have the ability to develop successful strategies, solve strategic problems and make critical business decisions that determine the success of a business. Through this concentration, students gain specialised knowledge on the dynamics and the global aspects of strategic management." Aigerim Bolat, programme manager of the Master in Management, shares more insights here

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