Executive Master

Strategic Business Unit Management - Paris

Drive value creation with all your partners by actively promoting innovation

Given the importance of agility and autonomy in strategic business units, managers with results to obtain must now master the key areas of management to develop their leadership skills and the talents of their teams, stimulate innovation and enhance performance in an ethical and responsible way. This program will enable you to:

Enhance your managerial and leadership skills

Motivate your teams and stimulate innovation

Seize opportunities by capitalizing on new forms of entrepreneurship 




Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” 

– Warren Bennis



Our professors and experts will enable you to:

Manage a strategic business unit effectively

Develop your managerial know-how by adopting a cross-functional and generalist approach to management 

Enhance your leadership skills and your ability to influence in your networks of internal and external partners

Capitalize on digital transformation to have a proactive impact on the business model of your company


Academic Director(s)

Christopher HOGG

Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris

Discover the program outline

Discover the program outline 


step 1 - Core courses 

Consists of four 4-day modules and is equivalent to the Executive Certificate in Strategic Business Unit Management

This cycle is based on a transversal and non-functional approach to management, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship. 


Module 1 (4 days)

Analyze, understand and master internal and external stakes

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Module 2 (4 days)

Determine a strategy and action plan

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Module 3 (4 days)

Performance management 

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Module 4 (4 days)

Mobilize internal and external teams

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step 2 - Development cycle 

This cycle is designed to reinforce both personal and professional development, and enable participants to focus on their role as a leader.

Module 6 (4 days)

Leadership, or the art of management

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Module 7 (5 days)

New trends in entrepreneurship

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Module 8 (4 days)

Applying strategy in a competitive environment

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step 3 - Development electives and Final Module


Module 5 (4 days): Choice of electives 

Development electives

A choice of 8 options mainly in finance, strategy, marketing, change management, sustainable development, digital business and performance management.

Module 9 (4 days): Final Module 

Challenges and perspectives

A final module on the prospects and challenges of management in the future to enrich and strengthen your medium and long-term vision of your role as a manager.

step 4 - Professional thesis

An HEC Paris tutor provides thesis support as participants put the theoretical and operational expertise acquired during the program into practice. 


Find out more from the brochure

The program is aimed at:
Current and future managers of strategic business units or profit centers.


Training costs

39450 €

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CPF and RNCP eligible program

Registration number RNCP ​24 868 - Code CPF 18 26 56
Degree title: Strategic Unit Manager

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For further information, please contact :

Mila Barthélémy

Program Advisor

Profesor insights

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Tried and tested for you

  Discover the experiences of current and former participants.

Pascale Meunier

DRH Métiers Financiers, SNCF


Le module Leadership a été une occasion d'introspection particulièrement précieuse qui m'a amenée à évoluer dans ma pratique quotidienne de manager."

Jean-Pierre Houssin

Directeur des Opérations - Groupe OCP


Cette formation m'a apporté une vision différente. J’ai repensé ma philosophie managériale et personnelle en termes de valeurs, d’engagement et de finalité."


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