The Master in International Business Economics and Management (MIBEM) is a master program for holders of a degree in a non-business economic or management discipline. It prepares for a career in international business through the acquisition of business economic insights, knowledge and management skills.
The curriculum adopts a practical and business-oriented perspective, but still provides a thorough treatment, based in science, of major international business economic and management issues.
As a master of science program, MIBEM relies on insights from scientific research. Its primary purpose is not to prepare graduates for an academic career, but to foster an attitude of autonomous, critical and informed reflection in the search for solutions to concrete business problems. The program instills an international and business- and management oriented mindset in individuals educated in diverse backgrounds.
Students who have direct access, can follow the one-year Master's programme. Those who have no direct access, must first follow the 30 credits preparatory programme from September till January and start the Master's programme in February. They can finish the programme in January of the following academic year.
The ideal prospective student:
Students with no economics background are first, if necessary, introduced to the basics of economics and management in a 30 ECTS preparatory programme.
After the programme a master:
The MIBEM programme prepares students for management positions in a number of sectors. Obviously, your personal interest and prior education play a major role in your post-graduation path. Our graduates find employment in a broad range of sectors, including purchasing, sales, marketing, production control, planning and budgeting, financial management and ICT. Other graduates go on to a career in banking and insurance, become civil servants, work in one of the European institutions, or set up their own company.
We designed this course for students with a non-business degree who wish to develop the knowledge and skills needed to begin or re-focus a career in international business and management.
Globalising markets are reshaping the way organisations are configured and the way that they conduct international business.
Global competitiveness has become a major concern for organisations that increasingly need new knowledge and more specialised skills.
You develop your knowledge of global business and the main areas involved in business management. This includes understanding the global business environment and the company responses to this. You also examine the impact of risk on global companies.
You develop your understanding of the operational and strategic issues facing global businesses and the international management skills needed to evaluate global market opportunities. To help you to develop your practical skills in a real world setting, we offer work related activities that may include • business simulations • an international consultancy project • visits to companies and organisations • guest speakers.
Your dissertation, which is a major project, is usually on an issue of strategic importance geared to your interest. It is your chance to demonstrate your research and project management skills to employers.
September start – typically 12 months. September starters will also be offered a student-sourced six month work placement option, which will extend the course to 18 months.
January start – typically 15 months but you can complete it in 12 months
You can also choose an elective foreign language from French, German, Spanish or Italian.
Course work including:
You can find management careers in small international companies or multinational organisations such as PwC, Siemens and Vodafone. There are also opportunities for working as an international business consultant.
Successful graduates can work in business areas such as • business development • marketing • human resource management • project management – in an international context.