Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementBrussels - BELGIUM

Field(s) of study: Business Intelligence, CSR - Social Economy, Innovation Management, International Management, Project Management, Strategic Corporate Management and Change Management, Strategy and Consulting, Technology or Manufacturing Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 15 000 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships
  • Bank loan
  • Financial assistance or scholarships awarded by the institution
  • International mobility grants
  • Payment by my company
  • Personal or family funding

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Dec 2016
Aug 2017

Available slots: 

Available spots: : 14
Places available per academic year: 35

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 

September 2017

Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years



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.

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).

Course format: 


Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

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

Entry requirements

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

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 (four years) 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 and on their background, professional potential and motivation.

Admission criteria: 

If the review of your application is positive, an interview (at Solvay or via Skype) will be organised with the Academic Director within 2 weeks. The result will be communicated within 5 working days. From the date of receipt of your admission letter, you will then have two weeks to confirm your registration by paying a 2000€ deposit and signing the admission documents.

Course cost description: 

10% Early-bird discount for all applications received by April 17th 2017


Mrs/Ms Aurélie MESSINA

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