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If a student becomes ill during the programme and can provide appropriate medical evidence, a deferral will be offered to recommence the programme the following academic year. The programme payments are still to be made in the normal sequence in order to guarantee the student’s place for the following academic year. If the payments are not made, then a place cannot be guaranteed. For some schools the re-registration the following academic year may involve a small additional registration fee.

For general inquiries and additional information please write to: mimoffice@ipbsmim.com

The MS in International Management is a full-time programme including two partner schools, therefore the school of the first semester (NEOMA Business School, DCU Business School, UDLAP and UCSC) and the degree awarding institution (ESB Business School at Reutlingen University and the DCU Business School) cannot be the same.

The choice is yours to select the two partner universities.




Starting dates vary from school to school, from August/September of each year.

The Study Block 1 of the MIM Intake 2019/20 will start at the following dates:

  • UDLAP: beginning of August 2019
  • DCU: middle of September 2019
  • NEOMA: middle of September 2019
  • UCSC: middle of September 2019

Students will be given the starting dates for Study Block 2 at the beginning of the academic year. Ususually, the Study Block 2 begins in early February at ESB and DCU.


All courses of the IPBS MIM programme are taught in English, regardless of the country of study.

The MIM programme is taught entirely in English.  Thus there is no difficulty to follow the lessons. Language teaching is NOT included in the various MIM tracks.  Some schools may offer language courses either free of charge or at a cost.

The 10-to-15 month (the length is depending on the track choice) MIM programme is divided into three study blocks, each one representing 30 ECTS credits.  Thus the entire programme represents 90 ECTS credits.



The length of a student’s programme depends on the following criteria:

– The number of ECTS credits held upon admission

– The choice of the track

– The local school regulations/academic calendar

As the courses are taught in English, the only requirement is that you have a good English language skills.

Although the schools have computer labs, they have limited open times and can be closed on week-ends and holidays.  It is therefore strongly suggested that you bring your own laptop / notebook.  Don’t forget the appropriate adapters/converters.

In order to progress from Study Block 1 to Study Block 2, a student must achieve an overall minimum average grade of:

– 10 from NEOMA (French grade)

– 8.0 from UDLAP  (Mexican grade)

– 18.0 from UCSC (Italian grade)

– 40% from DCU (Irish grade)

Students must have passed all courses sat in Country A to progress.

There are school specific resit policies available for Study Block 1.

In order to pass the whole year, the student needs to achieve an overall minimum average of:

– 40% from DCU (Irish grade)

– 4.0 from ESB  (German grade)

Students must have passed all courses sat in Country B, including the Master’s Thesis. Students are to follow the rules of the university of attendance for possible repeat examinations for modules in each Study Block.

Please note that there is no refund in case of failure.

Students who have satisfactorily fulfilled all the requirements are awarded a Master degree by the second school of study (DCU Business School, D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University or ESB Business School at the University Reutlingen ):

A Master of Science in International Management (MSc).

They are also awarded the IPBS Post-Graduate Certificate of Study in International Management, which mentions the two schools the student attended.