Program Content for the MSc in Strategy & Consulting

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The Master of Science (MSc) in Strategy & Consulting offered by emlyon business school is accessible after a Bachelor (valid diplomas include bac +4 or bac +3).
This program enables foreign or French students to acquire a high-level, specialized education aimed at the main functions of strategy and consulting in companies whose scope is resolutely oriented towards international markets.
This program requires a professional mission at the end of the course for a minimal duration of 4 months (internship, VIE, fixed-term contract or permanent contract).

Discover the program content for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Academic content
Experiential elements
Year 1
E-learning Management Fundamentals
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Tools and learning platforms
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Sep Oct Nov Dec
Map out an actionable strategy
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Jan Feb Mar
Design and lead successful strategy projects
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May Jun
Integrate strategic diversity
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In-company consulting project
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International Seminar
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Year 2
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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INTERNSHIP or first job
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Welcome to the MSc in Strategy & Consulting of emlyon business school!

Patrick Besson

We are proud to be in charge of this program that aims to train students to become strategists. Given the increasing complexity of the business, political and societal worlds, it is important to train people with a strategic mindset to work for the best strategy consultancies, but also to work on strategy projects that take place within companies, governmental agencies, or NGOs.


Based on our belief that strategy is the art of conducting relevant and effective actions in complex situations, we founded this program on the two pillars of strategy: science and experience. On the one hand, the MSc in Strategy & Consulting aims at teaching the cutting-edge knowledge of strategy. For that purpose, we rely on the best professors from emlyon business school.. On the other hand, the MSc in Strategy & Consulting sticks to the real world of practices and practitioners to avoid false ideas and misleading methods. Partners and C-level executives who have a long-lived experience of strategy projects intervene in the program and students also have the opportunity to work on practical transformation projects conducted in partnership with organizations.

Guillaume Carton

During this 18-month program, our students follow a 4-step learning process: they first learn and apply the strategy diagnosis which represents the "bread and butter" of strategy consultants. Then, they are confronted with the implementation of strategy projects which constitutes the core of the strategist job. Afterwards, they gain an international awareness thanks to an International term and an International Seminar, and learn how to think globally before finally applying this strategy knowledge during their internship.


Thanks to this pedagogy, our ambition for the MSc in Strategy & Consulting is to build a global Master of Science specialized in strategy, embracing both sides of formulation and execution. In other words, we aim to train future business leaders to think and act as strategists.

Professor Patrick Besson, PhD HDR / Professor of Strategic Leadership, Program Director

Associate Professor Guillaume Carton, PhD / Associate Professor of Strategy, Program Director

Dedicated software for strategy & consulting

MSc in Strategy & Consulting students benefit from the premium version of think-cell, #1 PowerPoint software in consulting. They save 70% of their working time on charts and learn to master data visualization techniques to land their dream job in top-consulting firms and companies.


Assessment methods may include case studies, presentations, mock exercises, tests, etc.