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Master of Science in Leadership & Strategic Management – International manager training in only 1 year!

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Leadership and Strategic Management

Applications open for summer 2024

  • Master in just 1. years
  • Ideal for professionals
  • Internationally recognized degree
  • Career advancement and higher salary
  • With interactive virtual attendance seminars
  • Reputable lecturers from the industry
  • Practical Expert Knowledge
  • Fair Price

Have you completed a bachelor’s degree in economics or related discipline and are you already successful in your career? Do you now want to really take off, take on management responsibility, control processes, lead teams and contribute to the economic success of your company? We have the right master’s program for developing your leadership skills. Our innovative format is ideal for learning the practical and scientific basics of leadership, corporate management and strategy development in just 1 year – convince as a leader with confidence!

Overview of the M.Sc. in Leadership & Strategic Management

Degree: Master of Science in Leadership and Strategic Management
Duration: 2 Semesters (1 Year)
European Credit Transfer: 90 ECTS points
Study Model: Full-Time – Flexible mode

Web-enhanced learning format:

    • Study online via e-learning or our webinars on our learning platform
Focus Areas: Management, Leadership, Development of Leadership Competences, Human Resource Management, Innovation Management, Change Management
Service Study Centres Locations: Malta; Germany: Ismaning (near Munich), Berlin, Unna (near Cologne);; Austria: Vienna
Accreditation: Accredited by the MFHEA 
Tuition: €9,850 (introductory price)
Further Study: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


What can I expect from the Master of Leadership & Strategic Management?

In any organization, management performs the balancing act between economic responsibility for competitiveness, sales figures and growth on the one hand and leadership, motivation and organizational development on the other.

Determining corporate goals and searching for trends, innovation and competitive advantage not only requires creative and strategic thinking and action. Applied, scientifically based expertise and the targeted use of tools, for example analysis techniques, make all the difference in optimizing corporate and product strategies.

The most important key to corporate success, however, lies with the employees. What incentives does the company create to motivate employees even in difficult times? Which change processes do employees need to be prepared for and how can they be strategically integrated? These are just some of the challenges facing executives and managers. During your master’s year, you will build up the theoretical and practical know-how you need to act and make decisions with confidence.

You can find more information about the course content under “Content & Design”.


Expert Opinion

“Our study concepts are geared to the special requirements of working practitioners and managers. Students’ personal development is promoted through the application of theoretical knowledge and methods in their own professional practice. This is complemented by elements of modern management development such as the use of selected learning and reflection techniques. Studying at the School of Management & Law stands for managerial education at an internationally high level.”
Amadeus Werner, B.A., M.Ed. internationales Management und Bildungsmanagement
Leiter der School Management & Law

Expert Opinion

“Our study concepts are geared to the special requirements of working practitioners and managers. Students’ personal development is promoted through the application of theoretical knowledge and methods in their own professional practice. This is complemented by elements of modern management development such as the use of selected learning and reflection techniques. Studying at the School of Management & Law stands for managerial education at an internationally high level.”
Amadeus Werner, B.A., M.Ed. internationales Management und Bildungsmanagement
Leiter der School Management & Law

Recognition and Accreditation of the Study Programme

Triagon is a Higher Education Institution with international accreditation. Our institution meets the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG).

This has been confirmed by the distinguished German accreditation agency ACQUIN, which is a full member of EQAR. The programme accreditation and the institutional accreditation were granted in full and without any conditions.

In addition, all degree programmes are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA), at levels 6 (Bachelor), 7 (Master) and 8 (Doctorate) of the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF) respectively.

All Triagon degrees are internationally recognised and strictly adhere to the standards and requirements for higher education laid out in the Bologna Process. All study programmes offered by Triagon enable students to pursue further studies (e.g. a Master's degree or a doctorate) on an international level.

Virtual face-to-face attendance

This awaits you:

  • Online learning platform for self-study
  • Virtual live attendance periods on weekends
  • Expert workshops
  • Learning based on case studies
  • Individual project work

Our innovative study model is based on a virtual face-to-face learning and thus combines the advantages of virtual face-to-face study with the flexibility of distance learning. We combine didactically and multimedia-prepared study materials for self-study with individual, effective virtual face-to-face seminars.


The Triagon study concept considers the special requirements of modern management development. A large part of the practice-oriented study achievements is aimed at the application of theoretical knowledge and methods in your professional practice. Your personal development is stimulated by the targeted use of learning and reflection techniques, the exchange with your fellow students and the individual tutorial support with supervision and study coaching.

Virtual classrooms are offered for all modules via the learning platform. In the online live face-to-face seminars (usually on weekends), key competencies are trained through workshops, group work, challenges and other interactive teaching methods, and valuable content is deepened.

You can arrange individual appointments with your tutors for the supervision of your project work or personal coaching at any time.

The study program is flexible and brings you immediate added value for your professional activity. However, whether you work during your studies is up to you and is not relevant for your enrollment.

Do you have any questions? Then get in touch with our student advisory service – we’ll be happy to help!

Content & Design

The programme focused on strategic management and corporate leadership comprises seven modules, which you will complete one after the other. In leadership, you will deal intensively with leadership styles, leadership behavior, human resource management, motivation and communication.
Techniques of process optimization and strategy development are the keywords of strategic management and innovation management. The methods and techniques used by experts and top managers will be tested with case studies.
In addition, you will gain insights into current basic research on leadership and management theory and the possibilities of empirical data collection. With this knowledge, you can skilfully provide empirical evidence for your specialist knowledge.
Your project management skills, time management and key competencies will be challenged in all modules. In this way, important learning effects for your personal development are created in a short time.

0. Overall Course Objectives

Knowledge and understanding

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Leadership and Strategic Management, students will be able to:

  • Understand how core functions of business work, and their interdependency.
  • Recognise different styles of leadership and be able to develop their own leadership skills appropriately in the context in which they work.
  • Relate leadership and management to the work environment to develop their own practice as a leader and manager.
  • Assess the contributions that parts of an organisation make to the success of the organisation in achieving its objectives, with a view to improving organisational performance.
  • Link the latest developments in strategic thinking with leadership skills to guide the future development of an organisation.


Cognitive/intellectual skills

By the end of the course the students are expected to develop higher order skills reflected in their ability to:

  • Apply the skills of critical reflection to theory and organisational practice.
  • use analytical  and evaluation skills relevant to organisational  decision-making;
  • Carry out independent research within an organisation to help resolve specific issues and problems in business.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and general study skills, problem solving, working with others, communication, self-management, self-presentation and decision-making.


Practical/transferable skills including employability

By the end of the course, students will have developed practical/transferable skills that will enhance their employability. They will be able to:

  • Demonstrate strategies and methods which provide independent learning capabilities required for continuing professional development and which demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility;
  • Work within time and other constrained environments, requiring the need to be selective and precise and to make informed decisions;
  • Produce reports and give oral presentations to a professional level;
  • Work effectively in groups and demonstrate management and leadership, team-working, planning, communication and other “soft” skills.
  • Lead and manage effectively in different organisational contexts


Subject-Specific Practical Skills

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Link theoretical and practical knowledge with analytical skills to practice in business organisations;
  • Communicate complex ideas and analysis in business through written and oral expositions;
  • Design, plan, organise and deliver an individual research report reflecting professional standards;
  • Use leadership and strategic management skills for the benefit of the student’s organisation

1. Evidence-Based Management

Your learning content includes:

  • Scientific work
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods and research designs
  • Current studies from management and leadership research


Your learning process:

In the seminars and virtual classrooms, you will discuss interesting studies from leadership and management research with your fellow students. You will deepen your scientific research on a topic of your choice. You create an annotated literature and study list and outline the current state of research.

Assessment: Evidence-Based Management Report (2,000 words)

2. Creating and Managing resources for Value

Your learning content includes:

  • Corporate Value and Value Creation
  • Corporate Strategy and Development
  • Market analysis and market research
  • Marketing tools and marketing mix
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Investment, Financing and Controlling


Your learning process:

Equipped with the necessary background knowledge, you will learn to analyze and evaluate the resources and capacities of companies and their value-added and production processes. You will work on case studies in a team and present the results. To deepen your knowledge, you will analyze the potential of your own company using business management methods. You will write your individual term paper on this.

Assessment: 20% Group Presentation (15 minutes), 40% Group Report (4000 words), 40% Individual Report (2000 words)

3. Fundamentals of Management and Leadership

Your learning content includes:

  • Management theory
  • Management concepts, leadership behavior and leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communication and soft skills
  • Motivation and incentive systems
  • Leadership and ethics


Your learning process:

In the face-to-face seminars and the virtual classrooms, you will be introduced to the exciting world of management and leadership topics. Surely you already know some of the typical challenges from your working life. In the module you have the opportunity to deal intensively with problem areas from your job and to work out solutions, for example in the form of suitable personnel development strategies. You will present these to your group and elaborate them in writing in a term paper.

Assessment: 25% Oral presentation (10 -15 minutes), 75% Written essay (4000 words)

4. Leadership Development

Your learning content includes:

  • Leadership and Leadership Performance
  • Leadership for Profit and Non-Profit Business
  • Team Leadership and Team Development
  • Leadership as distinct from management
  • Learning and reflection techniques for leaders


Your learning process:

You will intensively study leadership styles and leadership personalities and work on case studies in a group. You will have the greatest learning effect when you apply instruments of leadership development, especially psychologically proven reflection and learning techniques, and reflect on the insights you have gained.

Assessment: 30% Research Poster: Group work, Individual Seminar Paper/Report (3,500 – 4000 words)

5. Developing Organisational Capabilities

Your learning content includes:

  • Social and Corporate Responsibility
  • Organizational Capacity and Performance
  • Business Transformation and Change Management
  • Exploring business potential using examples from the areas of human resources, added value, supply chain and asset management


Your learning process:

You conduct a comprehensive company analysis using a specific example and plumb potential in the company’s processes and structures. In a written paper, you explain your recommendations for action for sustainable process optimization.

Assessment: 30% A 1500 work briefing paper on Capabilities at the workplace, 70% A 4000 word work- based report on capabilities

6. Advances in Strategy

Your learning content includes:

  • Corporate Strategy and Business
  • Strategic and Creative Thinking for Managers
  • Mission, goals, stakeholder analysis
  • Innovation Management
  • Project and process management in strategic management


Your learning process:

You will work on a case study and identify the factors of successful corporate strategies. After studying selected literature, you will examine your own company and develop a draft strategy for an exemplary project.

Assessment: 50% Individual case study report (c 2,500 words), 50% Individual strategy paper (c 2,500 words)

7. Leadership Project

Your learning content includes:

  • Final thesis with practice-related question
  • Research and project management


Your learning process:

You will complete your master’s degree with an independent research project and a final thesis under supervision and tutorial support. You will exchange information about your project progress with your fellow students in virtual classrooms and face-to-face workshops. You will present your results at a final conference.

Assessment: Leadership Project (8-10,000 words)

Service Study locations

Triagon delivery model is based on virtual face-to-face approach. Despite its remote teaching and learning methods, Triagon Academy offers academic and student support services in a number of its Service Study Centers. These locations locations are strategically distributed throughout the GAS region and thus enable optimal access to student support regardless of where you live. The main Service Study Center is in Malta; however there are a number of other centers in Germany, Bavaria, namely: North Rhine-Westphalia; Berlin, Hamburg; Hesse and Baden-Württemberg.

Our Study Service Centers have free WiFi , modern multimedia equipment , bright tutorial rooms for individual or small to medium-sized group tutorials, and some have their own catering and accommodation options.

Target group and personal requirements

The Triagon MSc is aimed at experienced professionals who want to take on challenging management tasks and leadership responsibilities in dynamic environments. Since the study achievements are closely related to professional practice and entrepreneurial activities, you should be employed. Alternatively, you can also use the degree programme if you are aiming for self-employment or are in a professional orientation and further education phase with an internship.

Qualities helpful for the programme are:

  • Identification with responsible activities (leadership tasks, problem identification and decision making)
  • Good self- and time management for the phases of your self-study
  • Openness and willingness to learn through self-reflection, analysis, feedback, supervision
  • Good knowledge of English for a globalized working environment


If you have another professional qualification or professional experience, simply contact us – we will advise you individually and find out whether admission is possible.

It can take some time between your bachelor’s degree and your master’s degree. Despite changes in your life circumstances, you can continue your studies at Triagon. We have taken many things into consideration:

What do senior managers do?

Where do senior managers work?

Graduates of the program work in responsible positions in all industries, from small private companies to internationally operating corporate groups.

Possible fields of employment are in industrial and commercial companies, banks and finance, insurance companies, construction and real estate, Internet, media, IT groups, event management, tourism, as well as in the field of management consulting, services, non-profit organizations and associations.


What strategic tasks do senior managers take on?

In addition to professional experience and personal suitability, a graduate’s areas of responsibility are strongly dependent on the size and structure of the company. In general, the smaller the company, the faster you can qualify for management, top management and positions close to the executive board.

Managers work in all areas and departments of the company. They bear responsibility for personnel teams and organizational units.

The tasks are manifold, but in essence they involve:

  • Planning corporate goals and positioning the company
  • Human resources management and personnel leadership
  • Controlling the company organization and the value creation process
  • Strategy development (e.g. corporate strategy, brand strategy)
  • Implementation of business management (analysis) methods (e.g. industry analysis, competitor analysis, portfolio analysis, financing and investment calculations)


What are the future opportunities for senior managers?

The future opportunities are very good, because as a graduate you can work in all industries and in different professional fields. You are qualified for all tasks of corporate management, corporate planning and development, which allows you a wide range of tasks.

At present, you will find particularly good entry opportunities in the financial, retail, pharmaceutical and chemical industries and in the professional fields of purchasing, marketing, human resources or IT.


What do managers earn?

Your salary after your master’s degree depends on the industry, the size of the company and the type of company you work for. Other decisive factors are your previous (management) experience and, last but not least, the region in which you want to establish yourself professionally.

Your starting salary can differ significantly from that of a bachelor’s graduate. After completing your master’s degree, it will probably be on a scale of €36,000 to €50,000 euros per year, whereby your salary opportunities can increase rapidly with increasing responsibility, especially in the following four to five years.

Admission requirements

The admission requirement for the Master’s programme Management & Strategic Leadership are:

A Bachelor degree or equivalent (Level 6) in business management / administration, economics or a related field which has been awarded from an accredited university. In general all student with a Bachelor degree can be accepted after an individual counseling. All students receive individual supervision that helps them to achieve their study goals. There is special couseling and advice for underperforming students of how to improve their learning skills.

Students must produce evidence of English language proficiency at IELTS:6.0 or equivalents with a minimum of 5 in each component or English B2 referred to CEFR. The students with a low IELTS score will get additional support that also includes a free online course in Business English and additional online resources as well as individual tutoring.

If you have a degree in another subject, Triagon offers you alternative Master’s degrees in the field of economics (e.g. MBA). You can get more information about this from our student counselling staff. We will also check your possible admission without obligation and free of charge. Contact us by email info@triagon.mt or phone +356 77780806.

If your previous degree is not sufficient, we will be happy to show you alternative ways to reach your goal.


Tuition Fees and Financing

The entire program has a price of €9,850 (introductory price), well below the cost of other private universities.

The  Tuition Fees  can be paid on a monthly or semester basis.

There are many ways to finance a degree course . The simplest variant of the study financing is the extra-occupational study. Here you work beside the study and earn money to finance the tuition fees. In addition, a range of public and private financing options can be used.

We are happy to advise you on the topic of student finance info@triagon.mt.


Additional FAQs:

What kind of exams are required?


As a rule, the focus is on practical work (project, case study, etc.) with a written paper. Typical exams are presentation, documentation (e.g. learning portfolio), report, term paper or thesis. Since you are working part-time, we make sure that you can establish a connection to your professional practice and that the required number of pages is feasible.


Does a Master’s degree entitle me to begin a doctorate?


Yes, after successfully completing your Master of Leadership & Strategic Mangement degree, you can go on to study for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

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