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Master of Management: International Management Degree Overview

Master in International Management (MIM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees with a concentration in international management provide students with a global perspective on leadership and managerial organization.

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Essential Information

MIM and MBA programs in international management are highly interdisciplinary, including legal, linguistic, cultural, economic, and marketing engagement studies. Students are expected to attend lectures and participate in research projects, and they may have the opportunity to study abroad.

These programs typically take one to two years to complete. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, and they may need to meet a minimum GPA requirement. They must also submit GMAT or GRE scores. Some programs require previous coursework in business areas such as accounting, economics and business law.


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Master's Degree in Management or Business Administration

Occupational skills gained through MIM and MBA programs include the ability to prepare and oversee budgets, as well as direct and manage the hiring, training, and career development of company personnel. Graduates have the ability to conduct bird's eye assessments of company performance on a global level. Students may be required to take core courses such as:

  • International law
  • Global accounting
  • International marketing
  • Global management
  • Information systems
  • Human resources

Popular career options

Graduates of these degree programs can be qualified for a range of positions, including:

  • Operations manager
  • General manager
  • Management analyst
  • Postsecondary business teacher
  • Production manager

Employment Outlook and Salary Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 2014-2024 employment outlook for those in managerial careers depends upon the occupation; management analysts could see 14% employment growth, (www.bls.gov) while industrial production managers could see a 4% decline in employment, according to the BLS. Employment growth was predicted to be 13% for postsecondary teachers in general.

Salaries for managerial careers varied slightly as of May 2015, according to data released by the BLS. Managerial analysts earned an average salary of $91,770, while postsecondary business teachers made $92,220. Industrial production managers averaged $103,720 in 2015, according to the BLS.

If you want to pursue a degree that combines business topics with global studies, an MBA in international management or MIM might be right for you.

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