As a strategic manager, you’ll develop, implement and review long term plans and policies for your company to gain competitive advantage and survive in the disruptive business environment.
A strategic manager is responsible for setting objectives that are based on the company’s vision and mission. They conduct organisational reviews to determine how the business needs to improve. They identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organisation.They also formulate actionable plans to achieve the objectives.
Candidate with any stream in plus two level is eligible for higher studies in any management subject. But plus two in commerce is always an added advantage.
To build a career in Strategic Management, you can take a bachelor's degree in any discipline. However choosing a management related degree like BBA/BMS/BBM/B.Com is advisable. The duration of this program is usually 3 years.
More than the course, the institute plays a major role in management degree courses. Most common and recommendable pathway to this career is MBA in Strategic Management (IIMs, the top management institutes in the country, provides management courses in the name ‘Post graduate Programs’). MSc in Strategic Management is offered by some foreign universities as well. Masters in Management is usually a 2 years program.Note:
You can also do Post Graduate Certificate course in Strategic Management offered by various institutes either online or offline.
Mphil & PhD in strategic management are available in different institutes across the world. Mphil is a one-year program suitable for candidates who wish to pursue careers as academicians and researchers. PhD aspirants can do in-depth research works in different functional areas.
FPM is a 5 year full time Doctoral programme offered by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
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Managers need to effectively communicate with different people to get things done and to eliminate the gap between organizational goals and the work in progress.
Managers are required to direct a team towards pre-set goals.
An essential skill required in this field as managers have to analyse situations and reports to provide solutions to complex problems.
According to the changing trends and needs of people, managers need to adopt new techniques and methods to deal with them.
It is required for them to know planning techniques and to apply them in practice.
Managers must plan tasks and make sure efficiency is maintained in the completion of them, thus management of time is highly important.