MASTER OF SCIENCEInternational Strategy & Influence

Head of MSc ISI at WFSF conference

27 Oct. 2pm to 3pm (French time), the MSc ISI head will talk at World Futures Studies Federation in Future of Democracy session.

Programme courses


Courses by semester & credits


Semester 1, mandatory courses

  • Strategic and Competitive Intelligence, 4 credits
    The different cultural and contextual approaches and methods of competitive intelligence in firms and states.

  • Knowledge Management, 2 credits 
    Knowledge Management as a new step in the management development in the Knowledge Economy 

  • International Strategy, 3 credits 
    Understand the multi-faceted dimensions of global strategy through SKEMA SIM business game .

  • Effectuation, 2 credits 
    The art and science to implement entrepreneurial solutions and face growing uncertainties.

  • Social Media Analysis, 3 credits
    Use of the leading social media platforms to gather and analyse information for influence and strategic purposes

  • Strategy & Business Models, 3 credits 
    Exploring business models from a strategic perspective.

  • Organisation Dynamics, 3 credits 
    The challenges of monitoring and dissemination of strategic information according to organisational configurations and dynamics.

  • Consulting Project (1), 3 credits 

    Real consulting mission as a team project supervised by consultants

    Electives (three choices among five)

  • Multicultural Management, 2 credits 
    The impact of culture in shaping different cultural mindsets and attitudes, and how these influence strategic business and corporate organisation. 

  • Governance and Sustainability Strategies, 2 credits 
    The role of shareholders and the board of directors in strategic decisions, management performance and company’s growth.

  • Preparing for Consulting Jobs 1, 2 credits

    The skills and attitudes to be a consultant and develop in the job.

  • Géostratégie (in French), 2 credits
    The role of competitive intelligence and influence in the development of a firm’s strategy in the context of international business.

  •  Critical Thinking and Methods 2 credits

    Qualitative research methods and thinking to analyse professional management issues (compulsory for those who are doing their theses)

  • Financial Intelligence, 2 credits

    Being able to gather financial information and build strategic indicators.

  • Employability and Career, 1 credit

TOTAL SEMESTER 1, 30 credits

Semester 2, mandatory courses

  • Growth Strategy, 3 credits 
    Advanced knowledge on growth strategy formulation and evaluation.

  • International Merger & Acquisition, 2 credits
    The strategic and financial dimensions of international M&A.

  • Strategic Management of Innovation, 3 credits
    Innovation management from a strategic perspective, considering that innovation is an essential means for a firm to achieve strategic goals.

  • AI for Strategy, 3 credits
    Low and no code Microsoft AI tools to strengthen strategy


  • Influence and International Negotiation, 3 credits

    How to organise in the workplace and at the State level an influence strategy or  operation to protect the competitiveness of the organisation.

  • Knowledge & Data Analysis, 2 credits
    Methodologies for collecting, processing and analysing data and to transform it into strategic knowledge.

  • Consulting Project (2), 3 credits​
    Data collection, analysis and delivering phases of the consulting mission initiated in semester 1.

Elective Track Strategic Consulting (only full track allowed)
  • Advanced Strategic Models, 3 credits 
    Theories, methodologies and tools of strategic consulting.

  • Strategic Consulting, 3 credits 
    Intensive preparation to consulting job interviews.

  • Preparing for Consulting Jobs, 2 credits
    Transferring methods and tools of executive consulting in the field of strategy and organisation management.

  • Risk Analysis, 2 credits
    Corporate strategy from a risk management perspective.
Elective Track Sécurité Economique - INHESJ - Taught by l’Institut des Hautes Etudes du Ministère de l’Intérieur.
. (taught in French - only full track allowed)
  • ​Nouveaux Risques et Nouveaux Défis, 2 credits 

  • Sécurité Economique, 3 credits

  • Web 3.0 - Internet: menaces ou atouts pour l'entreprise, 3 credits

  • Gestion de Crise, 2 credits

  • Visite Direction sureté groupe industriel français

  • Employability and Career II, 1 credit


TOTAL SEMESTER 2, 30 credits

  • Dissertation, 30 credits 

TOTAL FULL YEAR: 90 credits
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