International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS)

Master of Science International Management (MIM)

This programme of study is generalist in orientation and designed to give its graduates advanced business knowledge and the prerequisite skills to prepare them to play leading roles in international management. It enables its graduates to use modern business solutions to deal with the organisational and technological challenges which face corporations with international operations. Entirely taught in English and incorporating study in two countries and two partner institutions, very good English language skills, a sound knowledge of the international business context, and a high degree of sensitivity for international cultural differences are also developed during the programme. The programme of study is intended to strengthen the initiative and creativity of participants to identify and compile solutions for management problems. Through project and case study work, graduates are trained in project-oriented teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking. Graduates will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed for a future career in international executive positions of increasing responsibility.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
Tuition Fees

The total cost of the study programme varies based on whether the applicant is from a EU country or is a graduate of any IPBS school. It is also different for tracks involving study in or a degree from the USA.

For those graduating in Europe the cost of the study programme is as follows

  • IPBS and EU (European Union) students = EUR 11,000
  • Other students = EUR 17,000. There is a surcharge of EUR 2,200 for all students choosing to start at the Northeastern University.

For those graduating in the USA the cost of the study programme is as follows:

  • IPBS and EU (European Union) students = EUR 23,400 *)
  • Other students = EUR 25,400 *)

*) Please note that these costs are estimates, as the Euro/US$ exchange rate is unforeseeable. The second semester is direct payable to NU.

BeginFrom early August (UDLAP, Mexico) to early September (NEOMA, France, DCU, Ireland, UCSC, Italy and NU, USA)
LengthEach student lives and studies in two countries. Students begin their studies in their choice of a partner institution in France, Italy, Mexico, Ireland or the USA. Then, they move to the second institution of their choice in Germany, Ireland or the USA f
Application Deadline

The deadline is 1 June. The applications will be screened on a rolling basis.

Application Procedure

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to candidates who are

  • recent graduates (up to three years following graduation) with a bachelor degree in business 
  • or graduates from other fields with a business minor. Applicants with a business minor must have taken a minimum of 4 business courses, 2 of which from a quantitative area (e.g. accounting, finance, statistics, economics, logistics). Applicants need a minimum of 6 months’ work experience (can be internships during their studies) and no more than three years’ work experience post graduation.

The MIM curriculum is taught entirely in English. As evidence of fluency applicants must achieve either a minimum TOEFL result of 83 (ibt) or 220 (cbt) or a minimum IELTS of 6.5 overall band score, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the components.

Online Application Process

To apply you should fill out the application form, upload your CV and pay the application fee of €50 (non-refundable). Then click “final submission.” Your application will be screened by the Admissions Board and if successful you will receive a conditional offer within two weeks. If unsuccessful, you will also be notified within two weeks.

If you receive a conditional offer, you will then be requested to provide the following additional documents. You will have 2 weeks to do this:

  • Letter of motivation (minimum 250 and maximum 750 words)
  • Copies of higher education (university or equivalent) transcripts (all available years/semesters, in English). Please do not include your high school diploma.
  • Copy of TOEFL (or IELTS) result (if applicable: see FAQs)
  • Two letters of recommendation, Download the recommendation form (PDF format), one academic (provided by a business professor/lecturer) and one professional. The letters of recommendation signed by the referees must be uploaded as a pdf document.

Once these documents are received, the committee will review them and a formal Study Place Offer will be sent to the applicant by email.