Looking to accelerate your career and have an enriching global experience? The MS in International Management allows you to expand your international aspirations beyond the classroom by studying in two countries.
The MSc International Management Programme was designed to boost candidates’ professional future and by providing graduates with advanced business knowledge. This is the course that will guarantee that they have the prerequisite skills in preparation for their leading roles in international management.
Compacting an impressive workload and a full-fledged Master’s Programme into an academic path that is entirely compatible with future employment, the programme ensures that participants have an immediate connection with their working environment and rests on knowledge that will be immediately applicable to their day to day professional challenges.
Instead of basing the graduate degree on traditional teaching roles, this programme is intended to actually strengthen your own initiative and boost your creativity. Your ability to identify and compile elegant solutions for complex management problems will be harnessed and through practical projects and case studies you will find yourself trained in interdisciplinary thinking and project-oriented teamwork. Management frameworks and tools are adapted to international organisations to demonstrate their usefulness in tackling unique challenges throughout and change-makers can improve their leadership skills and unlock their strategic vision.
The programme is led by top-ranked professors from a wide, international field and the team-oriented learning model allows students to acquire both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills they need to thrive in the dynamic world of international business. All the modules that are taught are also coordinated across all the participating institutions around the world and the curriculum transition, from your original business school, to the business school you choose to complete your degree at, is managed carefully to ensure continuity and complementary learning outcomes.
As international organisations face increasingly complex, shifting and multifaceted challenges in order to enhance their relevance and make a real impact on the agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, the MIM is extremely well positioned to create a new generation of truly skilled leaders and managers, able to anticipate challenges and lead organisations through their strategic vision, affiliations, dexterity, flexibility, innovation and results orientated guidance.
The most important Subjects
IPBS MIM core modules are various and there is a specific curriculum for each chosen track:
- Corporate and Business Strategy
Understanding how corporations create, capture and sustain competitive advantage and analysing business situations to create a coherent corporate strategy as well as understanding the fit between corporate strategy and organisational structure to improve economic performance.
Exploring fundamental foundations of management theory and practice with a focus on operational management and managerial economics.
- International Management
Understanding the structure and management of international companies and learning to leverage the trend for increased internationalisation to identify new business opportunities in the global marketplace. Using technology and information systems as a competitive advantage and developing the skills to manage multinational projects and negotiate in multicultural environments. Understanding human resource management in transnational and diverse environments. Developing the skills to analyse the political, economic, legal and cultural aspects of diverse locations and gaining insight into financial risks and opportunities for doing business internationally.
- Business Analytics and Statistics
Obtaining a fundamental foundation in the presentation, analysis and statistical thinking around data, within the context of business problems.
An introduction to financial accounting and management accounting, including reporting and regulation, information and cost management and performance measurement.
- International Marketing
Improving your understanding of the international marketing environment, comparative consumer behaviour across cultures and issues of international marketing coordination across country markets. Providing students with skills to develop marketing practice and strategies in international corporations through the preparation of an international marketing plan.
- Human Resources
Learning how human resource management decisions impact human behaviours and organisational performance. Preparing future managers to participate in HRM decisions and on how to communicate with HR specialists and evaluate HR processes. The module contributes to the understanding of the interactions between strategy, organisational decision-making processes and HR policies and practices.
- Strategic Operations
Preparing students for the strategic problems they will face once they become managers, consultants or executives. Graduates will acquire skills to make strategic evaluations based on competitive industry dynamics as well as the resources and capabilities of organisations.
- Fundamentals of Finance
Core concepts are presented to achieve a general understanding of modern finance giving graduates tools to prepare for more advanced finance courses.
- Innovation and Technologies
Aiming to give students theoretical and practical insights into key issues informing the design of contemporary information technology. Understanding the diversity of the design challenges facing contemporary IT development and the shifting conditions faced by small teams of developers designing significant services in the context of technology-based start-ups or as part of entrepreneurship within an existing organisation. The ability to leverage existing design challenges as they relate to constantly shifting possibilities for the capture and processing of digital data previously beyond reach.
Personal development takes place through case studies and teamwork. Students engage in case studies to learn how leaders solve management problems and teamwork challenges interpersonal skills. Learning how to deal successfully with ongoing change and improving both your day to day as well as your long-term leadership style.
In addition to the core modules offered across the board by all the business schools, each partner school also offers additional modules specific to it, which reflects either the local business context or the particular teaching or research strengths of the school.
Graduates can therefore take a wide variety of courses that offer practical engagement in interactive cases and specific international issues. The cases build on earlier modules to allow students to use what they have learnt from previous courses and their professional experience. From supply chain through to innovation and global leadership courses, the topics are chosen for their currency and interest, to ensure that each one will add real value to a graduate’s practical work life after graduation.
The Skills and Competences You Can Hope to Achieve.
A Master’s in Management is internationally oriented and as such, these degrees have been rising in popularity throughout the world, not only in Europe where 85% of MIM’s are offered… but also in Asia, Australia and Canada.
As you need only 6 months’ work experience, the MIM is designed to give you the edge in an increasingly young job market answering to ever higher expectations of applicants. The versatility of the programme is an inherent plus, with the opportunity to learn another language, engage in practical experiences and gain invaluable cultural understanding and expertise. At the same time the diverse knowledge produces graduates with exceptional managerial skills and a fine perception of complex interrelations between relevant business topics. Leadership skills and personal development feature significantly and interpersonal skills, problem solving abilities and personal development will blossom as a direct consequence.
Successfully preparing student for the biggest managerial challenges of modern international organisations, the MIM aims to enhance the graduate’s ability to think and act strategically within any international scenario demanding cooperation across time and culture lines.
A clear emphasis on sustainable and successful innovation is a nod to the future demands of effective leadership of any organisation. Improving each student’s distinctive managerial skills to include their ability to build, manage and maintain successful partnerships whilst raising critical resources to achieve their organisation’s mandate and successfully leveraging the human capital they have available. Resource management is changing rapidly especially in organisations with a very clear technical focus and the principles of good management and the knowledge of how to obtain effective results when coordinating people and physical and financial resources are not always intuitive. They will learn to advance their distinctive competencies to manage resources effectively and to identify and manage risks, improve programme management and achieve operational excellence in every sphere.
With the strong emphasis on practical development and learning graduates will be confident about managing teams of professionals and coordinating complex projects.
MIM training has the potential to fill the gap between the intense and committed technical experience and positions that require high managerial responsibilities.
The acquisition of a recognized managerial capacity therefore requires dedication, experience and training and the MIM is designed to provide the necessary toolbox to reveal the potential to fulfil these managerial roles.
The global environment continues to evolve rapidly, and overcrowding is complicating matters further. International organisations are under incredible pressure to face new challenges to reform and programmes like MIM offer an academic opportunity to those already in managerial positions or those willing to assume those responsibilities to reflect on and develop the capacity to integrate issues of health, poverty, climate and security to reach development goals and ensure that no one is left behind.
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