International Management

The Masters in International Management is designed to meet the needs of business and business-related graduates to acquire the knowledge and skills required to take up executive management positions with companies operating in the global marketplace. This intensive, twelve month Masters programme, which involves a period of study in two countries, is taught through English and combines managerial theory with the development of business skills.

The one-year full-time postgraduate programme is delivered through the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), a consortium of leading schools Boston (USA), Dublin (Ireland), Rouen (France), Reutlingen (Germany), Piacenza (Italy) and Puebla (Mexico). Visit for details of schools in the partnership.

The MSc in International Management programme is designed to give participants the skills and aptitudes sought by leading companies in the global economy. Two of the most commonly used words to describe the changes taking place in the business environment are 'internationalisation' and 'globalisation'. The trend towards both is ever increasing, regardless of company size, and it is vital for managers operating internationally to anticipate and meet the challenges they present. The development of sustainable strategies thus requires an extensive knowledge of contemporary management concepts and innovative means of implementation, as well as a thorough appreciation of the economic, cultural and social environment globally.

Participants will acquire:
• An understanding of the business disciplines that underpin commerce in an international context

• The ability to develop an interdisciplinary approach to international business

• The skills and cultural sensitivity to manage in an international environment

• The capacity to manage and to introduce change, arising from the dynamic nature of international organisations, the application of new technology and the globalisation of business

Graduates of the MSc in International Management receive a dual award, a degree from the institution in which they complete their studies, together with IPBS certification.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
An honours bachelors degree in a business discipline or a bachelors degree in a business or a business-related field. All courses are delivered through the English language but applicants should have sufficient language competency to enable them to pursue their studies in their chosen host countries. Evidence of an acceptable GMAT score, or equivalent standard, may also be requested.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Your combination of advanced business knowledge and commercial acumen, combined with cultural insights gained through periods of study in two countries, will make you highly employable.

Graduates hold senior management positions as business analysts, management consultants, financial analysts, corporate purchasers, production controllers, chief operations officers, and audit seniors with such multinational firms as BWG Foods Ltd, Eli Lilly & Company, Aldi, IBEC, Enterprise Ireland, Kuehne & Nagel, Kepak, Kurt Salmon Associates, KPMG, and Walt Disney Company.

Further enquiries

Donal O'Brien
t: +353 (01) 7005255

Application date

Application Procedure

To apply for this programme, applicants must submit an application form, including all relevant documentation and at least 2 references, one of which must be academic. Institutions from both countries must approve candidacy. Applications forms and additional details are available from

10th June - Application Deadline for US and Mexican tracks

10th August - Application Deadline for French tracks ONLY

20th June - Enrolment Deadline for US and Mexican tracks

20th August - Enrolment Deadline for French tracks ONLY

August / September Courses begin:

Early August in Mexico

Early September in France and USA

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