The International Management (IM) programme prepares students for a function as an International Manager or an International Professional in the International Business field. The manager or professional is able to make use of a scientific methodological framework to analyse developments in the international external and internal environment of Multinational Enterprises looking at management processes from a cross-cultural point of view.
The overall aim of the IM Master's specialisation is to provide students with the knowledge and the skills to independently use the scientific method to do research in an international management context or to solve complex problems relevant to managers in an international environment.
The learning strategy used in the International Management programme is action-based. This means that the programme makes use of experiential learning, bringing students in situations where they experience the problems associated with managerial complexities. This will be done by making use of case studies and research projects. Besides, students work in intercultural teams during most classroom sessions.
See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/im
Non Dutch Students
For the Master's programme Business Administration, the admission requirements for students with a non-Dutch diploma are:
- An academic Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
- English language proficiency
The IM programme prepares students for a position as an International Manager or an International Professional in international business. The manager or professional is able to use a scientific methodological framework to analyse developments in the international external and internal environment of MNEs by looking at management processes from a cross-cultural point of view.
The overall aim of the IM Master specialisation is to provide students with the knowledge and the skills to independently use the scientific method to do research in an international management context or to solve complex problems relevant to managers in an international environment.
Our research in this field
- Theory and action-based learning
This programme is closely associated with the research carried out within the Institute of Management Research, where the focus is on research into relationship management, institutional dynamics, decision making and innovative management. You will become familiar with both the theoretical and practical aspects of your special subject. The programme combines a thorough training in methodology with action-based learning: you apply the theory you have learned to concrete cases and learn to develop appropriate solutions. And, in our Visa Skills Lab, students use computers to make scenario analyses and simulate decision-making processes within organizations.
- Truly international
The education and research training we provide are internationally oriented. Our students have the opportunity to take part in a Master’s level project on European Human Resource Management, a cooperative venture among six leading European business schools and universities. Here, students work in a multi-cultural team and follow a consultancy in-company project in one of the six countries involved.
The Master's specialisation International Management consists in two semesters of 2 blocks each (Semester 1 from September to January, Semester 2 from February to July) at the School of Management. The second block of the second semester is reserved for the final Master's thesis. As a whole, the programme is made up of 60 ECs* with 18 ECs allocated for the Master's thesis. Students can only join the programme in September of each academic year. The design of the programme is modular. It will be taught in English. Guest lectures and practice oriented thesis topics will support the programme in efforts to establish the link between business practice and academic theory.
The structure is as follows:
- Brand management
- Elective course from other specialisations
- Corporate Strategy
- Organisations & Society
- Global Corporate Communication
- International HRMonline prospectus
- Methodology (to choose from
- Marketing and Strategic Management
- Organisational Design and Development
- Strategic Human Reserach Management
- Master's thesis
See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/im
Dutch Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or the equivalent from a research university.Non-native speakers of English need a proof of fluency in both written and spoken English. You need one of the following: a TOEFL (iBT) Certificate, with a minimum overall score of 90 and subscores not lower than 18; OR an IELTS Academic Certificate with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and subscores not lower than 6.0; OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum score of C; ORCambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a minimum score of C.