Amsterdam, Netherlands

Foundations of Strategy: How to Succeed as a Strategist

when 18 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1150

In the world of strategic management, inspiration can come in many forms: classical literature and cutting-edge research, role models, movies, unconventional excursions, even a martial arts workshop. In this course, these elements combine to give you a keen understanding of strategic issues and how to succeed as a strategist.

Course leader

Christer Guldemond CCMM and Dr. Brian Tjemkes.

Target group

Students and professionals from any business background eager to explore strategic management from an exciting range of angles. If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please let us know. Our courses are multi-disciplinary and therefore open to students and professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds.

Course aim

At the end of the course, you:
•Can critically reflect on central approaches and underlying assumptions by reading and interpreting the work of leading authorities in strategic management.
•Are able to recognize, understand, construct and critically assess types of strategic problems in business, along with practical tools and methods of strategy development.
•Can strategically analyse a role model and develop your own position with reference to the literature and your personal development plan.

Credits info

3 EC
Contact Hours: 45
Do you want to make the most out of your summer? You can combine this course with a course in session 2 to create a 4-week summer school.

Fee info

EUR 1150: The tuition fee of a two-week course is €1150. This tuition fee includes:

- Airport pick-up service
- Course excursions
- Orientation programme and welcome
- On-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance
- A transcript of records and certificate of attendance after completing the course
- Meal vouchers to be spent at the university restaurant for either lunch or dinner
- A discounted access to our sport facilities


VU Amsterdam Summer School offers three kinds of scholarships: the Academic Scholarship, the Photographer Scholarship and the Vlogger/Videographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.

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