Programme overview

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.


Programme objectives

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

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Your profile

We target participants who:

  • have a strong interest for business, innovation and/or entrepreneurship
  • enjoy diversity and multidisciplinary activities
  • have good analitycal and quantitative skills

24927Eligible 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.


Programme content


The courses of the programme are subject to marginal changes without notice.

*Optional courses: Refresher’s course in Maths and Statistics; Introduction to Finance

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Programme framework

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. WinPhone BWA_20151105_18_52_45_Pro__highres

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).


Faculty information

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.

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OlivierWitmeurOlivier Witmeur

co-Academic Director of the Advanced Master



Bruno Wattenbergh

co-Academic Director of the Advanced Master

Job opportunity

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 independentdavidplas_41653

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.


Practical information

If you wish to join the Advanced Master course in September 2017, 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

Application deadline:
Non-EU students: June 30th 2017 (recommendation related to visa procedures)
EU students: July 31st 2017.

Proclamation_AdvancedMaster_Juillet2014_290Important: 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 2017.

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: Apply by April 17th, 2017 and benefit from the early-bird discount of 10% on the tuition fee. (valid only for registrations confirmed within 2 weeks from receipt of the admission documents).


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Practical information

  • Starting date: September 11th 2017
  • Location: Brussels
  • Format: Full-time
  • Language: English
  • Tuition: 15,000€
  • Length: 10 months
  • Application deadline: July 31st 2017

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    Join the information session of your preferred Advanced Master introduced by its Academic Director and learn all details about the programme content, objectives, career possibilities, and admission procedure. Finally, meet our Directors, participants and/or Alumni who will answer your questions during a networking cocktail.
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“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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