Rotterdam School of Management

The Strategy Consultants' Approach to Problem Solving

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About the course

This two-day programme will boost your effectiveness in finding solutions to complex and/or strategic business problems, by exposing you to a variety of best practice methods and techniques, developed by the top global management consulting firms. The programme will cover the identification of problems, through to planning, communication, and successful implementation of solutions. During the programme you will identify your own project to implement.

In this programme you will gain:

  • More confidence as you add to your ‘toolbox’ of available solutions to help deal with business problems
  • Knowledge of business problem solving methods and techniques used by the top global management consulting firms
  • Insights into the use of these, including the limitations and common pitfalls
  • Skills to use in your own work situation, practiced during the programme by way of case discussions, small group exercises, and presentations.

Who should attend

The Strategy Consultants' Approach to Problem Solving is designed for:

managers responsible for policy making strategic planning / corporate development staff internal consultants
external consultants.

Trust the experts

Marc Baaij

Marc Baaij is an associate professor of strategic management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. In addition, he is the academic director of RSM's Executive Master of Science in Business Administration programme. Marc's research interests include: multinational corpo...


James Parker

James Parker is a Partner at Parma Consulting Group, and has more than 20 years experience in consulting and managing professional organisations. He worked for McKinsey in North America, UK and the Netherlands, was a founding partner of Mitchell Madison Group, and Managing Partner of Boer & C...


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