Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management


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Who should attend

This program seeks Master students or junior professionals from any academic background who wish to acquire or develop new skills and take their career to the next level. Motivated candidates, with a strong interest in business, innovation and entrepreneurship, appreciating diversity and multidisciplinary activities.

Eligibility criteria

  • Bachelor or Master or equivalent (4-5 years of study overall) - You can apply the same year you obtain your degree
  • 3-year Bachelor (180 ECTS) followed by 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in English

About the course

Postgraduate course in Management for Master students or junior professionals. Minors in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Analytics.

Master key management concepts & learn how to drive innovation projects

By the end of this Advanced Master, you will be able to make informed choices about strategic & innovation issues carrying a high degree of uncertainty, solve complex business & radical innovation issues, work in or lead teams in charge of change management or innovation projects and integrate technological advances and opportunities into existing business models.

Get the most out of a program focused on today’s hottest business challenges

The program covers the main management disciplines with a particular focus on the future developments of the market and emerging technologies. Innovation and strategy at the heart of the knowledge economy!

Student Trip experience: European Innovation Tour

The programme highlights the importance of innovation and helps instil a strategic approach. This is why we offer you the possibility to participate in the (optional) European Innovation Tour that we organise every year for the students of the Advanced Master in Innovation and Strategic Management. Join our 2 study trips in top innovation hubs across Europe (Milan, Berlin, Paris,…). Please note that the cost of this trip is not included in the tuition fees.

Increase your skillset

Develop the ability to analyse complex challenges, grasp innovative opportunities, acquire new soft skills, become more prepared and self-confident to face recruiters.

The Solvay interactive teaching methodology: constantly challenge yourself

Experience our teaching methods which are very hands-on and participant-centred. Courses are mainly structured into real case studies, workshops, seminars, simulations, presentations, group work, field projects, company visits and on-the-job learning.

Small classes, big experience

Classes are intentionally limited to manageable-sized and coherent cohorts (max 35 students), ensuring maximum participation and easy access to the faculty and the advanced masters academic or administration team.

The faculty: learn from an exceptional cast of academics and practitioners

The faculty comprises Solvay and ULB professors bringing in their theoretical insight and the latest research expertise from their respective fields, as well as top-level practitioners driven by a real passion for education bringing in their practical insight and on-the-field experience. Top-of-the-line guests are also invited for additional workshops or sessions.

Experience diversity & an international learning environment

Diversity in class in terms of gender, academic background and culture enhances your student experience. Benefit from our international faculty, international case-studies, the student trips to other cities and the multicultural environment you will be studying in, right at the heart of Europe.

Take your career to the next level

Our career service will help you in building your career thanks to our strong connection with the business sector and to our dynamic team who will accompany you into the professional world. From self-assessment to networking opportunities, our team assists you to realise their full potential. Through a wide range of seminars, coaching sessions, workshops, events and other resources, we help you to discover the career path best suited to your personal fulfilment. 85% of our students find a job within 3 months after graduation!

Join the Solvay Alumni Network

Become part of one of the largest business networks in Belgium, members of which are actually present in more than 65 countries around the world. Participate in the events organized, expand your network and never stop learning and evolving.

Overview of the programme

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management provides you with the essential tools, skills and mindset needed to deal with the challenge of organizations in fast-evolving environments.

It helps you to develop your ability to analyse complex challenges, integrate technology and innovation into your projects or businesses, and influence your environment early on in your career.


This education consists of 13 core courses articulated around 5 main areas: General Management, Entrepreneurship, Reasoning and Analytical Skills, Innovation & Technology, Personal Development. + 3 unique minors to choose from:


3 exclusive courses and an incubator project (sponsored by StartLAB)

  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Managing for scale-up
  • Private Equity


3 dedicated courses and a Business field project

  • Advanced Strategy
  • International Strategy
  • Strategy Toolkit


3 specially-designed courses and an integrative project

  • Advanced Data Science
  • Data Engineering
  • Machine Learning

Сareer Opportunities

A team of executive coaches personally guide you through your transformational journey. By offering their unique, experience-based insights and connecting you to their curated professional network, our coaches ensure your achievements and success both during and after the Advanced Master.

After graduation, an unlimited range of job opportunities will be accessible to you. Here are some of the careers that you could undertake:

  • Traineeship opportunity in established firms
  • Business Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Strategy or technology consultant
  • Innovation Advisor
  • Junior Data Scientist
  • Project manager or business analyst in large firms


Mathias Schmit

Mathias Schmit has a PhD in Finance from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Brussels), where he is a Professor of Finance and conducts research into banking and microfinance at the Centre Emile Bernheim (a Solvay Brussels School Research Centre). He is regularly invited at IN...

Frédéric Hoffmann

With more than 20 years business experience, including 12 years of consulting, Frederic acquired a broad expertise in Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) by implementing PPM best practices, methods & tools for major international private & public institutions. He is now part of the T...

Martine George

Martine has had more than 29 years work experience in different companies and industries and an unusual combination of expertise and roles: Practitioner and advocate in Business Analytics, she has occupied different functions as analyst, middle manager and later as director, in Banking, Energy, ...

Judith Behrens

Judith Behrens is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. She is a research fellow of CEBRIG (Centre Emile Bernheim de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Gestion) and iCite (The International Centre for Innovation, Tec...

Laurent Bouty

I believe Future is Good. I call myself a Pragmatic Optimist. I am now the CEO and founder of THE BEYONDERS AGENCY, a change & strategic management boutique. At The Beyonders, we genuinely believe that innovation, digital transformation and sustainability can be on the same agenda. It is a jo...

Arnaud Devleeschauwer

I like to design solid strategies, based on careful analysis and sound dialogue with all stakeholders, in order to create a long-lasting impact on the company's evolution... but I also enjoy implementing the recommendations in order to make them a reality. My specialties and interests include cor...

John Metselaar

John has turned his 30-year global Leadership responsibilities at Procter & Gamble - which has included on-the-ground working experience in Cincinnati-U.S.A., Kobe-Japan, as well as Site Leadership of P&G’s pivotal Brussels Innovation Center – into more general expertise in Leadership, In...

Bruno Wattenbergh

26 years of business practice as a consultant, a manager or a leader for private and public enterprises offering services to small and medium enterprises. Specialization in reengineering and development of public institution supporting businesses. 16 years of practice in General Management positi...

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