USF's M.A. degree in International & Multicultural Education (IME) Program is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within its sociocultural, linguistic, and political contexts around the world.
Based on principles of equity, social justice, and human rights, the program critically addresses the realities of education within and beyond the borders of public schooling in the United States and around the world.
The MA in International and Multicultural Education is rooted in critical social theory and the practice of critical pedagogy. This program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous scholarship and experience both in the classroom and in the community. We believe that our program equips students with the knowledge and strategies they need to be highly effective social justice teachers, leaders, and practitioners across various learning contexts in the U.S. and abroad.
The program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). See Teaching Weekend dates.
THE MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION (IME) CONSISTS OF 30 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES.
Course descriptions are available in the catalog.
The goal of each IME program is to develop professional practitioners with expertise in three key areas:
The IME programs are designed to enable students, upon graduation, to:
Multinational companies are in need of professionals who are able to negotiate global business deals, understand complex organisational structures, work in cross-functional teams and lead team members from various countries and with different backgrounds. In order to face these challenges professionals do not only require a global perspective and an open mindset but also advanced leadership skills that are not easily acquired in daily operations.
Our new “Leadership in International Organisations” MBA provides a platform for students to deepen their leadership skills, learn new management expertise and gain a profound understanding of organisational behaviour and international business trends.
MBA students learn about trust and collaboration in teams, innovative decision-making strategies and the management of information and knowledge in organisations. They acquire a unique set of soft skills that are critical to succeed in leadership positions: like team-building, communication, leadership and intercultural skills. Equipped with these skills students are able to manage international teams, understand different stakeholders and gain their clients’ trust.
Implementing these skills in real company projects does not only foster our students’ expertise and experience but also helps them to expand their professional network. In addition to gaining new abilities, recent social, environmental and cultural trends, such as ethics, sustainability and emotional intelligence, are incorporated into the curriculum so students receive a well-rounded and holistic management education.
With a degree in “Leadership in International Organisations” graduates are able to develop sustainable long-term strategies and know how to successfully lead culturally and functionally diverse teams. They have the capacity to promote innovation and change management in a company and have the relevant skills and knowledge to evaluate and challenge their own managerial decisions. Using their interdisciplinary and intercultural approach graduates can pursue global leadership positions or advance their management careers while excelling in an international business environment.
Decision Making & Rationality
Communication & Collaboration
MBA students have the opportunity to choose optional extra-curricular MBA courses in order to refresh their knowledge in general management disciplines:
MBA graduates receive a solid leadership education that enables them to advance their careers and to take on new challenging tasks. Our graduates are able to work in multinational organisations, they can take the next step in their management career or they are able to use their acquired leadership skills and expertise to foster innovation and change within businesses.
The Leadership in International Organisations Programme qualifies you for global top management positions. Use your interdisciplinary and international approach to find new opportunities, to expand your professional network and to excel in your chosen field.
This MSc is provided jointly by the Global Development Institute (GDI), Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE). The content combines the strength of the disciplinary excellence of each institution, exploring international development management focused on both infrastructure capacity and on social and economic development.
The course is designed to provide you with:
The course usually includes a fieldtrip to a UK or overseas destination, giving you practical experience of the issues discussed in class. During the visit, you also have the opportunity to discuss course topics with specialists and professionals in the field.
The cost of the fieldtrip is included in the course fee.
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.
The taught elements of the programme, carrying 120 credits overall is continuously assessed by a variety of methods (project based reports, essays), involving largely individual submissions, but also elements of group work.
Participants must also complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice approved by the Programme Directors. Students are encouraged to base their dissertations on topics of direct professional concern to themselves.
The Arthur Lewis Building provides excellent resources including analytical laboratories, studio facilities, workshops, seminar rooms, an on-site cafe and dedicated computer clusters including GIS facilities.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: [email protected]
This course is intended for professionals and managers working in the field of programme and project management who may be involved with project design, monitoring and evaluation in the context of low-income economies. This would typically include engineers, sociologists, consultants and project managers of international/bilateral aid projects and of NGOs, as well as policymakers in the state sector.