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Academic Degrees and Subjects

In the last 15 years, more and more universities all around the world added university degrees with a Performance Management specialization in their curriculum. The degrees vary from certificate to bachelor, master and MBA.

One of the world’s top business schools, Wharton Business School from University of Pennsylvania (USA), has established bachelor and MBA degrees specializing in Strategic Management. Apart from these, a Graduate Certificate in Performance Audit and Evaluation is offered by University of Canberra in Australia.Master degrees with Performance Management specializations are provided by a wide range of universities, including Aston University (Master of Operational Research & Performance Management), University of Leicester (Master Performance Management and Workplace Learning) or The University of Adelaide – Master of Commerce (Performance Management). A PhD program in Model Based Public Planning, Policy Design and Management is offered by University of Palermo, Italy.

The first table provides more detailed and comprehensive information regarding the degrees in Performance Management in 2013 worldwide, such as the proposed subjects and the fees. The degrees are ranked in alphabetical order by the names of the universities.Apart from these degrees, many universities around the world offer subjects in Strategic or Performance Management. Some of these universities are Boston College University, Maastricht School of Management, Nanyang Business School, National University of Singapore, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Melbourne, University of Cambridge or University of Oxford.

In the second table there are further information about Performance Management subjects at different universities. The subjects are ranked in alphabetical order by the names of the universities for each country.

The table below presents a selection of Educational Institutions which offer degrees in Performance Management

UNIVERSITY

COUNTRY

DEGREES / DIPLOMA

DURATION

RELATED TOPICS / SUBJECTS

COST (FEES PER YEAR)

Aston University

Aston University

UK

Master of Operational Research & Performance Management

1 year

Effective management
Consultancy
Operational research methods
Data mining for managerial decision making
Advanced performance
Measurement performance
Management in practice
Simulation for managerial decision making
Advanced spreadsheets & databases

UK/EU: £9000 International: £13000

University of Canberra Faculty of Business and Government

University of Canberra Faculty of Business and Government

Australia

Graduate Certificate in Performance Audit and Evaluation

1 year full-time 2 years part-time

Performance audit and evaluation
Human Resources management
Management ethics
Organizational behavior
Statistical analysis & decision making

AUD$ 17,590 per year

University College Dublin

University College Dublin

Ireland

MSc in Strategic Management Accounting

2 years

Strategic management
Organizational behavior
Performance measurement and management
Management control systems
Strategic corporate finance
Current issues in financial reporting and analysis
Current issues in performance Measurement and control
Risk management

EU: €11900
International: €14500

University College Dublin

University College Dublin

Ireland

MSc in Strategic Management and Planning

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Behavioral foundations of strategy
Economic foundations of strategy
Supply Chain management
Supply Chain analytics
Managing organizational integrity
Organizational renewal

Fees full time : €11,900, €14,500 Non EU
Fees part time : €6,500 EU, €7,800 Non EU

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands

Master in Business Information Management

1 year

Managing information as a strategic resource for improving overall business performance, with an emphasis on the potential for innovative information technologies

EU/EEA: €1,835
Non EU/EEA: € 15,500

ESCP Europe

ESCP Europe

France, UK, Germany

Specialized Master in Management Control and Business Performance

1 year

Intermediate and advanced accounting
International accounting
Introduction to management control
Change management
Management performance
Negotiation
Performance measurement of industrial operations
Supply chain

16,000€ (2014 fee)

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Grenoble Ecole de Management

France

Master of Science in Management Consulting

One academic year (on campus) + project (12 months)

Traditional consulting
Boutique consulting
Internal consulting
Sales consulting

Full program €19,300

HEC Paris

HEC Paris

France

MSc in Strategic Management

8 – 10 months

Fundamental theoretical insights
Professional consulting framework
Strategic analysis
Workshops with consulting firms

EU: €18,500
Non EU: €22,500
(2014 fees)

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School

Scotland

MSc Strategic Planning

Self- managed distance learning – 200 hours

Competitive strategy
Making strategies work
Project management
Strategic planning
Strategic risk management

Depends on the country

University of Leicester

University of Leicester

UK

MSc in Performance Management and Workplace Learning

2 to 3 years (distance learning)

Employee development and workplace learning
The organization of work and organizational performance
Implementing improvements in organizational performance
Comparing national systems of VET Global Context of HRD and HRM research methods F5

UK/EU: £7680
International: £8825

London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

UK

MSc Management and Strategy

1 year

Management of organizations
Incentives and governance in organizations
The analysis of strategy
Corporate finance
Strategy for the information economy
Case study in management and strategy

Fee level: £23,064

MIP Politecnico di Milano

MIP Politecnico di Milano

Italy

Master in Strategic Project Management

16 months

Implementation of core business activities
Competitive strategies in public, private and voluntary organizations

EU: €12000
International: €15000

Monash University

Monash University

Australia

Master in Organizational Leadership

2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Adult vocational education and training
Management and administration
Research
Education
Human Resources
Organizational management
Planning and policy analysis
Quality management
Training

Domestic fee per 48 credit points: 48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year $ 18,900 AUD

New York University Stern School of Business

New York University Stern School of Business

USA

MS in Risk Management

1 year Modular Format

Strategic and Macro-Sovereign Risk Framework
Corporate finance
Concepts in Risk Management 1: Financial applications
Concepts in Risk Management 2: Statistical models
Operational risk in Banking and Finance
Enterprise risk and corporate governance

USD 66,500

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Australia

Master of Commerce (Performance Management)

1,5 years full-time

Management practice
Business communication
Strategic management
Strategic compensation management
Knowledge management & measurement
Strategic evaluation & control

International Students: AUD $29,000 (2012 – no fee available for 2013)

University of Liege HEC Management School

University of Liege

Belgium

Master in Management

2 years

Change management audit
Strategic Performance Management
Introduction to strategic intelligence

EU:€1,923.00 /year
Non EU: varies from €1923 to €3845 depending on the applicant’s citizenship

University of Liege HEC Management School

University of Liege

Belgium

Master in Business Engineering

2 years

Performance Management and control
Global performance Management
Quality and performance in operations management
Sustainable strategy in a multi-polar world
Strategic, organizational audit and information systems

N/A

University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School

University of Pennsylvania

USA

MBA of Strategic Management

2 years

Competitive strategy
Global strategic management
Strategy and competitive advantage
Organizational economics and strategy
Technology strategy
Strategic implementation
Multinational business strategy
Advanced study project in strategic management

Tuition, fees, and living expenses for first-year students are $89,200 (2012 fees – 2013 fees not available)

University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School

University of Pennsylvania

USA

Bachelor of Management (Specialization in Strategic Management)

3 – 4 years full-time

Business strategy and policy
Competitive strategy
Management of technology
Organization design
Corporate governance
Strategic implementation

US$ 42,098 (2012 fees – 2013 fees not available)

University of Palermo

University of Palermo

Italy

PhD in Model Based Public Planning, Policy Design and Management

3 years

Introduction to public management
Strategy in the public sector
Dynamic Performance Management
Designing dynamic Performance management Systems in the public sector
System dynamics
Policy and administration in developing countries
State and local Government Finance

N/A

University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Australia

The Sydney Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (HRM&IR)

1.5 years full time 2.5 years part-time

Organizational behavior and psychology
International HRM
Performance and reward management
Employment H7 work and family
Corporate governance
Work sociology
Trade union strategy

Local fee per unit of study: $3150 International fee per unit of study: $4350

The following table presents a number of Performance Management University subjects

  • COUNTRY

  • UNIVERSITY / SCHOOL

  • SUBJECT

  • RELATED DEGREE

  • Europe

  • Cyprus

  • European University Cyprus

    Performance Management

    Bachelor Degree

  • Netherlands

  • Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

    Measurement and Strategic Performance Management

    EMBA Sustainability focus

  • Measurement and Strategic Performance Management

  • EMBA Facility Management

  • Italy

  • Bocconi University

    Corporate Strategy

    Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management

  • University of Palermo

  • System Dynamics for Planning, Policy Design, and Management in the Public Sector

    European Master Programme in System Dynamics

  • UK

  • University of Bradford – Bradford University School of Management

  • Understanding Strategic Management

  • Bachelor Business Studies and Law

  • Cardiff University

  • Strategic Management

  • The Cardiff MBA

  • University of Cambridge

  • Strategic Performance Management

    Professional Development Program

  • Strategic Management: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage

  • Professional Development Program

  • University of Cranfield

  • Strategic Performance Management

    Master in Managing Organizational Performance

  • Operational Performance Management

  • Professional Development Program

  • Heriot – Watt University Edinburgh Business School

  • Performance Management

  • MBA Master in Human Resource Management

  • University of Oxford

  • Strategic Management

  • Masters in Major Program management

  • North America

  • Canada

  • University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management

    Performance Management: Business Process Modeling

    MBA

  • Performance Management

  • MBA

  • USA

  • Baruch College

  • Performance Management

  • Undergraduate Course

  • Boston College University Carroll School of Management

  • Strategic Management (formerly called Strategy & Policy)

    Undergraduate Course

    Operations Management

    Undergraduate Course

    Service Operations Management

    Undergraduate Course

  • Strategic Planning and Implementation

  • Undergraduate Course

  • Davenport University

  • Strategic Management

  • Bachelor and Master of Business Administration

  • Georgetown University

  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation

    Strategy and Performance Management Certificate Course

  • Strategic Alignment: The Balanced Scorecard Model

  • Strategy and Performance Management Certificate Course

  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School

  • Strategic Implementation

  • Undergraduate Course

  • South America

  • Peru

  • Centrum – Catolica

    Strategic Management and Leadership

    DBA (Triple)

  • Oceania

  • Australia

  • The University of Adelaide Business School

    Strategic Management

    MBA

  • The University of Melbourne

  • Strategic Performance Management

    Postgraduate Management Course

  • Enterprise Performance Management

  • Undergraduate Course

  • Asia

  • Hong Kong

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Strategic Management

    Research Program

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Strategic Management in China

    Undergraduate Management course

  • Postgraduate Management Course

  • Postgraduate Management Course

  • Strategic Management in China

  • Postgraduate Management course

  • Singapore

  • Nanyang Business School

  • Performance Management & HR Metrics

    Undergraduate Program

  • Performance Management and Appraisals

  • Professional Development Courses

  • Strategic Talent Management & Performance Development

  • Professional Development Courses

  • National University of Singapore

    Strategic Management Tools & Techniques

    NICF

  • Africa

  • South Africa

  • University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

    Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth

    MBA

  • University of Johannesburg

  • Strategic Management

    Postgraduate Honors Degree

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