Executive Master

Strategic Business Unit Management - Specializations

Drive value creation with all your partners by actively promoting innovation 

Is your expertise recognized in your company and do you want to position yourself as a real "Business Partner" on the board of management? If this is the case, it is essential that you become a key player in the success of your strategic business unit and in the development of your company. This program will enable you to:

Acquire the vision of a leader and become an active member of the board of management with greater responsibilities

Capitalize on the latest best practices to enhance your know-how in your area of expertise

Go beyond your area of expertise to become a true leader




Management is all about managing in the short term, while developing the plans for the long term." 

– Jack Welch



The aim of the program is to enable you to:

Develop your managerial and leadership skills by adopting a cross-functional and generalist approach to management in your strategic business unit

Enhance your operational expertise and become more effective and influential in your networks of internal and external partners

Capitalize on digital transformation and your area of expertise to have a proactive impact on the business model of your sector 


Academic Director(s)

Christopher HOGG

Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris

discover the program outline 

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step 1 - Core courses

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

Consists of eight 4-day modules and one 5-day module


Module 1

Analyze, understand and master internal and external stakes

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Module 2

Determine a strategy and action plan

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Module 3

Performance management 

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Module 4

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.


Corresponding to an Executive Certificate


step 3 - Choice of electives 

Depending on the chosen specialization:

Development electives

Module 5 of the Executive Master's Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management 

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Challenges and perspectives

Module 9 of the Executive Master's Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management 

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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 €

Next session

2017 / 2018
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CPF 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


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