Master of Strategic
Management
Highlights Master of Strategic Management
 Highly fascinating and relevant topics
 Fully redesigned, challenging curricu...
Agenda
• Highlights
• Strategy in practice
• Careers
• Curriculum
• Course example
• Teaching method
• Student’s perspecti...
Strategy in Practice
4
Source: Yahoo Finance
Making and implementing vital
decisions in the face of high
uncertainty and c...
Master of Strategic Management
Able to:
• Identify strategic challenges
• Analyze uncertain and complex situations
• Prepa...
Curriculum: August Entrants – Strategic Consultancy Track
Business-
Level Strategy
Corporate-
Level Strategy
International...
Curriculum: August Entrants – Entrepreneurship Track
Business-
Level Strategy
Corporate-
Level Strategy
International
Stra...
Curriculum: January Entrants
Business-Level
Strategy
Corporate-Level
Strategy
Research Skills
SM
Organization
Theory
Strat...
Course Example: Strategic Consultancy
• Overall goal:
Exposure to and training in vital strategic consultancy skills:
Inta...
Teaching Policy
• Broad denominator: Research-Based Learning
Intertwining education and research, activation, innovation,
...
11
Student’s Perspective: Background Information
• Age: 20 years old
• High school: ‘Cum laude’
• Bachelor: Bedrijfseconom...
Reasons for Choice Strategic Management
12
• Specialization in Organization & Strategy in
Bachelor
• Career perspectives
•...
Experiences with Strategic Management
• Very interactive lectures/tutorials
• Various assignments
• Highly knowledgeable l...
Future Plans
• A second study
• Gaining more work experience
• Language course
• CEO, General Manager, or own company
14
Career Types and Companies
• Source: 135 LinkedIn connections program director
• Survey date: November 20, 2013
• Program ...
Career Types as Percentage of Total
16March 24, 2014
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Unknown / No Job Yet / Travelling
Various (...
Examples of Companies that Employ our Graduates
17March 24, 2014
Industry Companies
Professional Advice Accenture, Capgemi...
External and Internal Consulting Example
Hans van Moorsel:
• 2004-2008: Bachelor and Master (International) Economics,
Utr...
Entrepreneurship Example
Guy Alleleijn:
• 2005-2008: Bachelor Business Studies
and Honors Program, Tilburg University
• 20...
General Management Example
Jordy Smilde:
• 2004-2008: Bachelor Business
Administration, Tilburg University
• 2009-2010: Ma...
Mixed Example
Roderick Brill:
• 2001-2006: Bachelor of Commerce,
Fontys Hogescholen
• 2007-2010: (Pre-)Master of Strategic...
Closing
• Questions?
• Information market
• Admission, career services, and alumni relations
• Conclusion
March 24, 2014 22
All students:
Enroll via Studielink
Non-TiSEM students who want to enroll in a (Pre-)
Master also need to:
Submit an appli...
TiSEM Career Services
TiSEM Career Services 24
Guiding you in your career planning process
• Career Advice
• Career Worksh...
TiSEM Alumni Relations
TiSEM Alumni Relations 25
Alumni are our most important ambassadors and our goal is
to continue to ...
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Master Strategic Management

  1. 1. Master of Strategic Management
  2. 2. Highlights Master of Strategic Management  Highly fascinating and relevant topics  Fully redesigned, challenging curriculum: • Four study units  concentration of efforts • Two tracks: strategic consultancy and entrepreneurship • Highly structured  completion in one year  Attractive teaching methods • Recent scientific insights and practical skills • Linked to practice • Diverse, small-scale work forms  Many career opportunities • Specialized and general • Diverse companies  Dual Degree opportunities 2March 24, 2014
  3. 3. Agenda • Highlights • Strategy in practice • Careers • Curriculum • Course example • Teaching method • Student’s perspective • Graduates • … 3March 24, 2014 Aswin van Oijen: director Eric Niesten: coordinator Geert van den Bosch: student
  4. 4. Strategy in Practice 4 Source: Yahoo Finance Making and implementing vital decisions in the face of high uncertainty and complexity • Founded in 1991 • Software for mobile devices, including navigation • First portable navigation devices in 2004 • Revenues €1.06 billion in 2012 Is TomTom succesful? Decisions • Acquire map maker • Sell directly to car manufacturers • Supply maps and software to Apple • Sports watches Why?
  5. 5. Master of Strategic Management Able to: • Identify strategic challenges • Analyze uncertain and complex situations • Prepare vital decisions • Implement strategies 5March 24, 2014 Prepared for a career in: • (Strategic) consultancy • New business development / entrepreneurship • General management
  6. 6. Curriculum: August Entrants – Strategic Consultancy Track Business- Level Strategy Corporate- Level Strategy International Strategy Research Skills SM Corporate Entrepreneurship Strategy Implementation Strategic Consultancy Master Thesis Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Skills training and topic definition Extended proposal development under supervisor Full-time research Thesis:
  7. 7. Curriculum: August Entrants – Entrepreneurship Track Business- Level Strategy Corporate- Level Strategy International Strategy Research Skills SM Corporate Entrepreneurship Strategy Implementation Sustainable Entrepreneurship Master Thesis Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Skills training and topic definition Extended proposal development under supervisor Full-time research Thesis:
  8. 8. Curriculum: January Entrants Business-Level Strategy Corporate-Level Strategy Research Skills SM Organization Theory Strategy Implementation Strategic Consultancy Master Thesis Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Skills training and topic definition Extended proposal development under supervisor Full-time research Thesis: International Management • No entrepreneurship track • Less optimal sequence • Less flexibility at the end
  9. 9. Course Example: Strategic Consultancy • Overall goal: Exposure to and training in vital strategic consultancy skills: Intake, tools, data, and presentation • Teaching team: Mix of scientists and professionals • Teaching methods: Lectures: guest, regular, feedback, web Tutorials: practice, coaching Workshops • Network 9March 24, 2014 Source: P3 Strategic Consulting
  10. 10. Teaching Policy • Broad denominator: Research-Based Learning Intertwining education and research, activation, innovation, career linkages • Various work forms • Fitting with course goals and small-scale 10March 24, 2014 Assignments Case Discussions Discussions Exams Excursions Games Guest Lectures Lectures Presentations Trainings Tutorials Web Lectures Workshops
  11. 11. 11 Student’s Perspective: Background Information • Age: 20 years old • High school: ‘Cum laude’ • Bachelor: Bedrijfseconomie (En: Business Administration) • Master: ‘Cum Laude’? • Work experience and hobbies
  12. 12. Reasons for Choice Strategic Management 12 • Specialization in Organization & Strategy in Bachelor • Career perspectives • Interesting courses • Logic reasoning, not merely numbers
  13. 13. Experiences with Strategic Management • Very interactive lectures/tutorials • Various assignments • Highly knowledgeable lecturers • Very interesting, practical topics • Improve your English • A lot of group work • A lot of time and effort, but it will be rewarded 13
  14. 14. Future Plans • A second study • Gaining more work experience • Language course • CEO, General Manager, or own company 14
  15. 15. Career Types and Companies • Source: 135 LinkedIn connections program director • Survey date: November 20, 2013 • Program before redesign in 2013/2014 • Graduations from 1996 until October 2013 (median: 2012) 15March 24, 2014 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Number of Graduates Surveyed Per Graduation Year
  16. 16. Career Types as Percentage of Total 16March 24, 2014 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Unknown / No Job Yet / Travelling Various (Staff / Management Support / Employee / Research) Finance (Investment Management / Risk Management / Accounting) Marketing (Account Management / Communications / Sales / Trade) Trainee General Management Entrepreneur / New Business Development Consulting 1% 8% 7% 16% 12% 19% 9% 27% Notes: • Careers in marketing and finance are usually related to previous or subsequent education • Survey based on program before redesign with more clear profile • `Various’ often but not necessarily includes temporary below-par positions • Survey includes very recent graduates
  17. 17. Examples of Companies that Employ our Graduates 17March 24, 2014 Industry Companies Professional Advice Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC, Scenter, Thaesis Dutch Multinationals Ahold, ASML, Ballast Nedam, DAF, DE Masterblenders, DSM, Grolsch, Heijmans, KPN, Mammoet, Philips, Unilever Non-Dutch Multinationals BMW, Dell, DHL, Google, Lidl, Philip Morris, UPS, Xerox Banks and Insurance Companies ABN AMRO, Achmea, CZ, DAS, Menzis, Rabobank, Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. Not-for-Profit (8%) Avans, HZ University of Applied Sciences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tony’s Chocolonely And many others …
  18. 18. External and Internal Consulting Example Hans van Moorsel: • 2004-2008: Bachelor and Master (International) Economics, Utrecht University • 2008-2009: Master of Strategic Management, Tilburg University • 2010-2013: Strategy Consultant, Thaesis • 2013-present: Strategy Manager, Euronet Communications 18March 24, 2014 Source: LinkenIn
  19. 19. Entrepreneurship Example Guy Alleleijn: • 2005-2008: Bachelor Business Studies and Honors Program, Tilburg University • 2009: Exchange Program University of Alberta • 2010-2011: Master of Strategic Management, Tilburg University • 2011: Best Graduate Award and Courses Harvard University • 2007-2010: Consultant, President / Project Manager UniPartners, Tilburg • 2011-2013: Project Manager Frisse Blikken, DE Master Blenders, Nuon • 2013-present: Founder and Owner The Dutch Guy 19March 24, 2014 Source: Frisse Blikken
  20. 20. General Management Example Jordy Smilde: • 2004-2008: Bachelor Business Administration, Tilburg University • 2009-2010: Master of Strategic Management, Tilburg University • 2010: Intern New Business Development, FujiFilm • 2006-2011: International Fashion Model • 2011-present: Google (Ireland)  Territory Manager SMB  Strategic Partner Manager 20March 24, 2014 Source: Models.com Source: Retaildesignblog.net
  21. 21. Mixed Example Roderick Brill: • 2001-2006: Bachelor of Commerce, Fontys Hogescholen • 2007-2010: (Pre-)Master of Strategic Management, Tilburg University • 2010: Project Manager CSR, A. Jansen • 2010-present: BMW Munich  Intern Business Development  Junior Consultant  Project Leader Spare Parts 21March 24, 2014 Source: LinkenIn Source: BMWblog.com
  22. 22. Closing • Questions? • Information market • Admission, career services, and alumni relations • Conclusion March 24, 2014 22
  23. 23. All students: Enroll via Studielink Non-TiSEM students who want to enroll in a (Pre-) Master also need to: Submit an application for admission For more information go to www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/admissionprocedure/feb/ Admission & Application 23
  24. 24. TiSEM Career Services TiSEM Career Services 24 Guiding you in your career planning process • Career Advice • Career Workshop • Internships • TiSEM Career Mentor Program Simone Hofland (K18) Career Services Officer 013 466 4203 s.b.hoflandlokin@tilburguniversity.edu www.tilburguniversity.edu/studentcareerservices
  25. 25. TiSEM Alumni Relations TiSEM Alumni Relations 25 Alumni are our most important ambassadors and our goal is to continue to support our alumni to succeed in their professional lives by providing opportunities to - Expand Your Future - Knowledge - Skills - Network As a student, you can benefit from the experiences of the thousands of alumni in the network Pam Dupont Alumni Officer 013 466 3603 alumni-tisem@tilburguniversity.edu http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/alumni-tisem
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