Think and act as a strategist.
For students holding a Master's degree or a four-year Bachelor's in any field
MSc in approved by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles & Innovation Award 2020 by Eduniversal
18 months including a 4 to 6-month internship (90 ECTS)
Taught in English
Delivered in Paris & Shanghai with an International Seminar in Europe
Welcome to the MSc in Strategy and Consulting of emlyon business school!
We are proud to be in charge of this program that aims to train students to become strategists. Given the increasing complexity of the business, political and societal worlds, it is important to train people with a strategic mindset to work for the best strategy consultancies, but also to work on strategic projects that take place within companies, governmental agencies, or NGOs.
Based on our belief that strategy is the art of conducting relevant and effective actions in complex situations, we founded this program on the two pillars of strategy science and experience. On the one hand, the MSc in Strategy and Consulting aims at teaching the cutting-edge knowledge of strategy. For that purpose, we rely on the best professors from emlyon business school and from Europe and Asia-Pacific. On the other hand, the MSc in Strategy and Consulting sticks to the real world of practices and practitioners to avoid false ideas and misleading methods. Partners and C-level executives who have a long-lived experience of strategy projects intervene in the program and students also have the opportunity to work on practical transformation projects conducted in partnership with organizations.
During this 18-month program, our students follow a 4-step learning process: they first learn and apply the strategy diagnosis which represents the "bread and butter" of strategy consultants. Then, they are confronted with the implementation of strategic projects which constitutes the core of the strategist's job. Afterward, they gain an international awareness that takes place in Boston and Shanghai and learn how to think globally before finally applying this strategy knowledge during their internship.
Thanks to this pedagogy, our ambition for the MSc in Strategy and Consulting is to build a global Master of Science specialized in strategy, embracing both sides of formulation and execution. In other words, we aim to train future business leaders to think and act as strategists.
Professor Patrick Besson, Ph.D. HDR
Associate Professor Guillaume Carton, Ph.D.