The Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management will provide students with the tools, skills and mindset needed to deal with the challenge of fast-evolving organisations. It helps students to develop their entrepreneurial abilities, to analyse complex challenges and influence their environment early on in their careers. It covers the main management disciplines (strategy, marketing, finance, project management, etc.) with a focus on the future. It embraces innovation in all its aspects, from technological, thanks to a real understanding of social media, new products and services, to new business models and organisational forms.
The programme will show you the importance of innovation and how to think strategically. You will master key management concepts and learn how to drive innovation projects. It will help you to develop your entrepreneurial skills and to understand the dominant strategic logic in many different sectors around the world. In short, you will learn how to think globally and act locally.By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
Make informed choices about strategic issues that have a high level of uncertainty
Solve creatively complex business problems
Work in or lead teams in charge of change management projects
Start your own venture (if you want to) or join an existing one
“It’s a friendly and professional environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development.”- Ben, Alumni 2014
“You learn to work with people from different backgrounds, which will prove especially relevant for your future working life.”- Aurélie, Alumni 2014
“My perception of the business world, the willingness to start my professional career on the right foot and my own start-up business in the future have changed enormously since I started my Innovation and Strategic Management Master at Solvay.”- Pedro, Alumni 2014
have a strong interest for business, innovation and/or entrepreneurship
enjoy diversity and multidisciplinary activities
have good analitycal and quantitative skills
Eligible applicants must hold one of the following:
– a master’s degree (four or five years of study)
– a post-graduate degree
– a bachelor’s degree followed by one to three years of work experience
– another degree equivalent to the above (please consult us for more information)
Admissions will be based on the candidates’ proficiency in English, on their background, professional potential and motivation.
The courses of the programme are subject to marginal changes without notice.
*Optional courses: Refresher’s course in Maths and Statistics; Introduction to Finance
**Elective courses: Data Science for Business, Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Management, Go to Market.
This master consists of full-time day courses (60 ECTs) split over five terms and completed within one year of daily classes.
The course starts with an introductory week in mid-September, during which students discover what it takes to develop new solutions in a creative and entrepreneurial way. They will then have an overview of general management during their core courses.
The last two terms, students gain real-world experience via a deep immersion in the challenges of different industries. The key subjects at this stage comprise change management, case studies in innovation management, business modelling and planning, and a field project (a consulting assignment).
The faculty is made up of seasoned Solvay professors. Discover our unique mix of academics combining professional expertise and theoretical knowledge and practitioners driven by a real passion for education.
After graduation, an unlimited range of job opportunities will be accessible for you. Here are some of the careers that participants could undertake:
– Business developer or project manager in a small or medium-sized innovative business
– Project manager or business analyst in ‘new business’, R&D or the innovation division of an established business
– Strategy or technology consultant
– Advisor in innovation or entrepreneurship support initiatives: incubators, technology transfer office, venture capital, entrepreneurship centre, etc.
– Member of the founding team of a start-up, or an independent
However, to successfully grow in your working life and make the right choices for your career, it is fundamental to define your goals and have the tools to achieve them. The Solvay Brussels School’s career service will help you in building your career thanks to its strong connection with the business sector and to its dynamic team who will accompany each participant into the professional world.
From self-assessment to networking opportunities, our team assists participants to realise their full potential.
Through a wide range of seminars, coaching sessions, workshops, events and other resources, we help our participants to discover the career path best suited to their personal fulfilment.
If you wish to join the Advanced Master course in September 2016, please follow the four main steps of our admission procedure:
1- Complete and submit the online pre-enrolment form together with the required documents.
2- Receive feedback on your eligibility from the Academic Director.
3- Have a personal interview with the Academic Director.
4- Receive feedback on your admission. If positive, please note that you will have two weeks to finalise your registration by:
– Completing, signing and sending back the admission documents
– Pay a deposit of €2000
Important: non EU-citizens must somehow be aware that student visa procedures may take up to 3 months, and therefore check the timing and conditions of their nearest Belgian Embassy before considering applying after June 2016.
Additionally, non-EU applicants must take into consideration that getting a student visa for Belgium implies the obligation to prove their sufficient and regular means of subsistence (631 EUR net/month in 2016-2017) or their sponsor’s. If they can’t, Solvay can support them if the applicant transfers the requested amount covering 12 months on a school deposit account (which will be redistributed on a monthly basis to the student as soon as a Belgian bank account has been created). For more information visit this link or contact the nearest Belgian embassy.
Early-Bird discount: Receive a 10% discount by submitting your application before April 10th, 2016 (valid only for registrations confirmed within 2 weeks from receipt of the admission documents).
“It’s a friendly and professional environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development.”
Ben, Alumni 2014
“My perception of the business world, the willingness to start my professional career on the right foot and my own start-up business in the future have changed enormously since I started my Innovation and Strategic Management Master at Solvay”
Pedro, Alumni 2014
“You learn to work with people from different backgrounds, which will prove especially relevant for your future working life.”
Aurélie, Alumni 2014
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