8th Strategic Management and Social Leadership Program

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Case Method

The Complete Learning Experience

Content & Methodology

The Strategic Management and Social Leadership Program has the following program structure:

  • Strategic Management of Non-Profit Organizations. The purpose of this module is to teach the key concepts about the importance of analysis, the definition and strategic implementation in the organization, as well as to provide key information on the sustained development of the competitive advantages of analysis and the ability to reflect on the position of each organization in the new context.

  • Social Leadership. The aim is to generate and stimulate the entrepreneurial and leadership spirit required to lead change in the organization, to achieve objectives and properly manage the organization.

  • Negotiation. This module will help provide skills to successfully undertake negotiation, from preparation to achieving the desired objectives and reaching agreements with organizations in the private and public sectors.

  • Managing People in the Social Organization and Change Management. This module will delve into the different areas that are key for a social organization: people management, motivation, time management, communication, delegating and leadership, with analysis designed to help participants gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of human behavior in the organization, provide participants with a balanced conceptual framework and help them develop the ability to manage people and teams.

  • Management of Operations in Non-Profit Organizations. This module aims to improve participants' understanding of the role of operations in competitive strategy as a vehicle for creating an advantage related to public service. The major challenge of operations is the use of knowledge to implement a system for continuous improvement.


At IESE Business School, we apply an active learning methodology that encourages managers to step away from their day-to-day reality to expand their knowledge, certainties and intuitions, and also explore new challenges. By being placed in the moment of a transcendental decision and analyzing the information presented in a real case, participants work by analyzing problems, success and failure to build their own vision of leadership. In this way, they acquire a different perspective that allows them to make better decisions.

IESE Business School applies the case method in a unique and different way in three phases:

  1. Individual study. Personal analysis of a current critical situation faced by managers helps cultivate strategic management skills.
  2. Teamwork. After personal study, participants compare their analysis, action plan and conclusions to those of their classmates to compare the different perspectives and experiences and reach the best solution.
  3. General session. The general session is conducted by a professor who uses methodological rigor and order to discuss the problem, the solutions proposed and the consequences of putting them into practice. The participants learn from the professor's criteria and the new perspectives presented by their classmates.