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What careers can a Master of Commerce specialisation in Strategy, Innovation and Management lead to?

Lead organisations to success through strategy and innovation

The Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation in the Master of Commerce will develop you into an effective strategist, innovator and leader in established and entrepreneurial organisations.

Facing an unprecedented pace of change, increasing pressures from globalisation, disruption threats to core businesses, and varying demands from diverse stakeholders for greater efficiency and sustainability, the successful managers of the 21st century will need to take a focused, strategic approach to innovation.

What careers are available in Strategy, Innovation and Management?

Employers increasingly seek to recruit students with a much broader skill set than technical knowledge in one domain. This is true for the Big Four consultancies as well as for technological, service, and financial organisations, which are continuously diversifying their intakes of new recruits as they hire strategic thinkers and innovators from across the globe.

With a Master of Commerce specialising in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, you can expect career opportunities including:

  • business consultant
  • business analyst
  • project manager
  • event manager
  • operations manager
  • entrepreneur

Pathways to C-suite roles such as COO or CEO may develop as your career progresses.

What Strategy, Innovation and Management skills will you develop?

In a dynamic international economy, you'll need the knowledge and skills to lead, innovate strategically and bring a global perspective to wicked business problems.

Through the Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation, you'll develop tools, skills and knowledge in:

  • strategic approaches to innovation
  • best practice management
  • addressing wicked business problems
  • improving social and environmental accountability
  • developing a gobal perspective
  • securing long-term competitive advantages for organisations

Additionally, you'll gain skills that are highly valued by employers in the field including negotiation, teamwork and leadership.

Sherry Jiayu Wang

Sherry Jiayu Wang
Master of Commerce (Strategy, Innovation and Management) '23
"Through the enriching practical experience, the program has been eye-opening as I was encouraged to think and grow through a variety of projects. I truly appreciate the learnings and inspirations gained from exploring the fields of Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting, Sustainability, and International Business Strategy with an incredible cohort under the guidance of experienced scholars and supportive industry representatives."
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How will Strategy, Innovation and Management units of study advance your career?

Units of study in the Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation bring together the knowledge and expertise of three University of Sydney Business School disciplines: International Business; Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Work and Organisational Studies.

After completing a foundational unit, you can build a degree that aligns with your career aspirations by combining selective units from any of these disciplines.

Begin to build the essential knowledge, frameworks and tools to manage strategically and innovatively, collaborate with fellow students and select your pathway through the specialisation.

Choose three selective units of study. You can take all your selective units within one discipline, or mix and match to tailor to your interests.

International Business Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Work and Organisational Studies
International Business Alliances Business Negotiation Leadership in Organisations
Strategy and Emerging Markets Management Consulting Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
Advanced International Business Strategy Social Entrepreneurship  
  Innovation Ecosystems

  Sustainability, Business and the Climate Crisis  

Practise the tools and skills that you have acquired through a work-integrated project with industry involvement.

22 July 2021

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