Department of Management

Global Strategic Decision Making

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Core Contents of the Master’s Programme

"With this study programme, we provide our students with the tools and knowledge required to pursue a career in the field of ‘Global Strategic Decision Making’. The programme’s main strengths are its interdisciplinary curriculum with state-of-the-art contents as well as the semester abroad at one of our partner universities. A hands-on class experience and company projects add to the programme’s key competences."

Wolfgang Granigg, Head of Degree Programme

Strategic Decision Making on a Global Level

You will gain a solid understanding of strategic thinking, rationality, and cognitive biases. You will learn about essential concepts of decision and game theory and the most important principles of decision-making in practice. Additionally, you will gain insights into the field of mergers & acquisitions and strategic alliances as important strategic options.

Business Intelligence and Business Analytics

You will get to know the fundamentals of business intelligence and business analytics and their fields of applications. Furthermore, you will gain basic knowledge of current technologies in this area and will become familiar with the principles of data warehouse processes. We enable you to analyse and visualize data at an advanced level.

Strategic Management and International Finance

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of strategic management, business development, and business plan design. In addition, we provide you with concise and compact courses on state-of-the-art topics in various disciplines, such as finance, controlling, supply chain management, ethics, marketing etc.

Global Markets and Economy

You will gain an insight into the most important characteristics of global markets as well as the opportunities, threats, and challenges for multinationals doing business abroad. We provide you with the necessary knowledge about international trade theory, economic development and history as well as legal frameworks.

Scientific Methods, Market Research and Projects

In the area of social and economic sciences you will learn about qualitative and quantitative research methods at an advanced level. In the Business Lab you will apply your theoretical knowledge within projects that are related to “Global Strategic Decision Making”. In your master’s thesis you will combine your gained knowledge with scientific methods.

Semester abroad

Being able to choose your partner university enables you to specialise in your preferred region. During your semester abroad you can select courses from the areas of international economics, strategy, innovation, finances, scientific research and more. Thus, you are able to specialize in your fields of interest, whereas the selected courses will be partially related to your chosen specialization option. Read more.

Master’s Thesis

When writing your master's thesis, you will deal with a specific problem and develop solutions for it. Within the focus area “Global Strategic Decision Making” you can freely choose the topic, provided that it fits into the training spectrum of the master’s degree and meets the requirements for academic quality. This allows you to specialize in a particular subject or industry. You can also write your master's thesis in cooperation with a company.

Career Prospects

In this master’s programme you will be prepared for career opportunities in a wide range of professional environments and positions, from profit to non-profit organisations, from production and service-oriented companies to consumer goods and industrial goods industries. As a graduate of Global Strategic Management with the specialisation in Global Strategic Decision Making you will be qualified to pursue many different positions within those industries, especially in controlling, business analytics and sophisticated assistance positions.