MSc in International Management
How to make international business organisations work? You need excellent data analysis and cross-cultural management skills, as well as global brand and project management competencies. This is what this management programme tries to give you.
MSc in International Management (ranked no. 9 in Eastern Europe!*) attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students. It is an ideal choice if you want to progress in your career from entry-level to a managerial position. Graduates go on to pursue a variety of successful careers in corporate organisations, or perform managerial roles in smaller and medium-sized organisations throughout the world.
*Eduniversal Master Ranking
"I love how classes are taught in small groups, offering a chance for students to contribute. Assignments are interesting and challenging. The diverse student body makes it a lot of fun to attend IBS, getting to know people from all over the world is truly an extraordinary experience."
Anna Tóth, Hungary, MSc student at IBS Vienna
- Duration of study period: 12 months
- Starting date: September and February**
- Degree awarded by: The University of Buckingham
- Campus: Budapest and Vienna***
- Admission criteria: Bachelor degree in any field
- Language of tuition: English
** Please contact us for individual consideration regarding the February intake.
*** The start of each MSc programme depends on a sufficient number of students (at least 7 students per programme).
Key areas of studies
Business data analysis, entrepreneurship and family business, organisational behaviour, corporate communications, leading and managing people, CSR, project management, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.
Part / Module
1 / Business Data Analysis
1 / Principles and Practices of Global Business
2 / Leading and Managing People
2 / Entrepreneurship and Family Business
1 - 2 / Academic Skills
3 / Organisational Behaviour
3 / Managing Global Brands
3 / International Management Elective*
3 / Research Methods for Social Sciences**
4 / Business Strategy
4 / Cross-cultural Management Skills
*International Management Electives
Corporate Social Responsibility
** Prerequisite: Academic Skills
Knowledge & Understanding
Students upon graduation should be equipped with:
Disciplinary & Professional Skills
- global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
- contemporary issues related to the dynamics of international business, including the phenomenon of globalization;
- practical implications of international business theories regarding the external and internal operations of multinationals;
- appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
"I have never met such an international group of students, and that made it interesting for me, from the very first moment. Second, the students picked their programme voluntarily, they exactly know what they want to get out of it. They are eager to learn, they are eager to share their past experiences. this makes the entire class setting much more interesting than in my other job."
- To create an opportunity for students to enter line and staff management positions in companies and develop international managerial skills.
- To study, review and put into practice both the “tried and tested” techniques and the latest concepts in the field of international management.
- To develop critical awareness of the global business environment and the relevant tools required to make a business or organisation successful in an increasingly competitive world.
- To develop students’ ability to critically evaluate a range of management issues and offer viable solutions to problems.
- To provide students with an understanding of methods and techniques that they can effectively apply both in a multinational company setting and an SME environment.
- To develop international managers, skilled in interpersonal and cross-cultural communications, and equipped with up-to-date knowledge on international management.
- To create a global and strategic mindset and to develop sensitivity to learning from other cultures.
- To build an appreciation in students of the need to continuously develop skills and knowledge throughout their careers.
Dr. Robert Pichler, Professor at IBS
This programme offers valuable preparation for anyone contemplating a career in general management and is an ideal step towards graduate-level employment, especially if you want to progress your career from an entry-level to management position.
Current graduates are employed at middle management level by multinational corporations such as IBM, GE or Alcoa-Köfém; or by ministries/government agencies.