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Business leadership in this disruptive age requires strong business skills coupled with cultural agility, global workforce management knowledge, and the ability to bridge local and international operations. Our innovative MS in International Management program—taught with D’Amore-McKim’s signature focus on the tech economy—will prepare you to respond to challenges and deliver successful solutions on a global scale quickly and confidently.

Program Overview

  • Program Structure: Five core courses and five elective courses
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Thursday evening at 5:20 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
  • Time to Complete: 12 or 16 months full-time; 20 months part-time

Unique Features

  • Specialized core classes will guide you in developing robust cultural agility, global leadership, and managing multinational enterprises.
  • Individualized coaching is available as early as your first class to help you realize your goals and set you on a personalized path toward success.
  • Pioneering, international faculty are thought leaders in strategic workforce management, cultural agility, and organizational strategy, among others; they are widely known as prominent global scholars and business leaders committed to student success.
  • Personalized career guidance from the D’Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center

Admissions

  • GMAT/GRE required? Northeastern has a test-optional policy for the 2021-2022 academic year and does not require a GMAT or GRE score to complete an application for admission. Under the new policy, you can decide whether to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of your admission application. For more information, review our admissions policies.
  • English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D’Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
  • Where do I apply? Apply using this application.
  • Interview required? Yes.

Classes begin in September.

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you’ll find the cost per credit listed next to “D’Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Scholarships and Fellowships

D’Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.

Choose Your Format

Our MS in International Management program is a rigorous, experience-powered program that will help you develop critical skills to handle the challenges organizations and businesses face when operating internationally. The full-time program is F-1 visa compliant and our part-time program is designed for professionals who want to study in the evenings.

Full-time

As a full-time student, you’ll study on our Boston campus as part of a tight-knit class who will learn together throughout the program—and remain a vital network of support throughout your career. Your courses are thoughtfully planned in a set order over three semesters, ending with a project where you’ll apply all the skills you’ve learned as part of a team.

If you’re an international student, you may become eligible to work in the United States for up to 12 months after graduation. The full-time program is F-1 visa compliant.

Part-time

Designed for professionals who want to study in the evenings, our part-time program allows you to build skills that you can apply in real time—and complete your degree in 20 months.

Curriculum

Core courses and elective offerings delve into topics ranging from international trade to globalization of the world economy and are designed to help you thrive in today’s international marketplace. Core courses focus on cultural agility, leadership, and workforce management, and align with the D’Amore-McKim School of Business strategic vision of preparing students for the digital-first global business world.

Core Requirements

Focuses on the international business environment, and examines the influence on global decision making of such areas as the international economy and trade issues, legal and political context differences, governmental actions, cultural and ethical system differences, exchange rates and international currency markets, international institutions like the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, and regional agreements like the European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Also analyzes why firms internationalize their operations, how they can internationalize, and key areas such as international manufacturing, marketing, human resource management, and strategy.
INTB 6200 | 3 credits
Seeks to help students build the cross-cultural skills necessary to comfortably and effectively work in different cultures and with people from different cultures. Discusses the alignment between the firm’s business strategy and the leader’s responses in a multicultural environment along with the methods for leadership effectiveness in multicultural teams and virtual environments. Using online, experiential, and discussion-based methods, offers students an opportunity to gain the self-awareness needed to generate a plan for their own global leadership development.
INTB 6226 | 3 credits
Introduces how to measure and manage a workforce strategically, including (1) identifying the strategic work that is truly necessary to execute firm strategy; (2) investing in differentiated management systems that support that work; and (3) designing and implementing targeted measurement systems, such as human resources function and workforce scorecards, designed to help to hold line managers accountable for strategic talent. Emphasizes helping students move from a focus on levels associated with a particular workforce attribute (e.g., what is our cost per hire?) to understanding the impact of the workforce on business-level outcomes (e.g., how might an increase in the quality of our project managers affect new product cycle time?).
STRT 6210 | 3 credits
Complete one of the following:

Develops specific concepts, policies, and techniques for the financial management of the multinational firm. Topics include operation of the foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, sources and instruments of international financing, foreign direct investment and the management of political risk, multinational capital budgeting, and financing control systems for the multinational firm. Prerequisite: FINA 6200.
FINA 6204 | 3 credits

Designed to give students intense exposure to the global business environment by immersing them in the business practices and culture of a country or region outside the United States. The course is taught primarily in the country or region of interest and involves a mix of classes, company site visits, and cultural activities. Fulfills the globalization requirement in the full-time MBA program. May be repeated without limit.

INTB 6230 | 3 credits

Develops understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the international marketing executive, the decision-making process in marketing goods abroad, and the environmental forces—economic, cultural, and political—affecting the marketing process in the international marketplace. Prerequisite: MKTG 6200.

MKTG 6212 | 3 credits

Complete one of the following:

Offers topics of current interest in the international business arena, emphasizing managing in emerging markets, analyzing global expansion, and developing analytical and quantitative modeling skills for the international business arena, often in the context of developing presentation and writing skills in a case competition format. Instructor interests will shape course format and meeting schedules. May be repeated without limit.
INTB 6260 | 3 credits

Focuses on strategy development and implementation for a line of business and for the corporation as a whole by adopting a top management perspective. Beginning with developing a mission statement and goals for the firm, focuses on environmental scanning, incorporating economic, technological, sociopolitical, and legal trends in conducting industry analysis, thus assessing opportunities and threats and the firm’s capabilities before formulating strategy that represents a fit between the environment and the firm. Discusses how to develop competitive advantage and assess competitive positioning, and studies how organizational structure and systems contribute to implementing strategy. Stresses the role of leadership and motivation before moving on to feedback mechanisms to assess success in strategy implementation, leading to revision of strategic plans as needed.
ISTRT 6200 | 3 credits

Recommended Electives

Offers the first of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Business managers make strategic decisions about the acquisition and use of a variety of firm resources. Helps enable students to understand and utilize critical information in corporate financial reports to improve business decision making. Offers students the opportunity to learn contemporary methods of financial reporting and analysis used by internal decision makers and external capital providers. Required course for co-op MBA/part-time MBA.
ACCT 6200 | 3 credits
Continues ACCT 6200, offering the second of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Critical to the effective planning, implementation, and management of successful business strategies is the ability to measure and manage the commitment and utilization of entity resources. Focuses on contemporary methods and frameworks used in the process of measuring, analyzing, and allocating firm resources to achieve strategic and operating objectives. Required course for co-op MBA/part-time MBA.
ACCT 6201 |1.5 credits
Develops specific concepts, policies, and techniques for the financial management of the multinational firm. Topics include operation of the foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, sources and instruments of international financing, foreign direct investment and the management of political risk, multinational capital budgeting, and financing control systems for the multinational firm.
FINA 6204 |3 credits
Offers students an opportunity to develop an understanding of emerging markets. Studies how U.S. firms can and do compete with emerging markets, how emerging-market companies compete with developed companies, and how companies in emerging markets compete with each other. Explores the future of emerging markets and the steps they need to take to ensure their future viability and success, as well as the threats they face.
INTB 6224 | 3 credits
Develops understanding of the organization of the global economy and how this helps managers assess the winds of economic change and make better decisions for their shareholders. Addresses interactions among competitors, suppliers and customers, central banks and other financial intermediaries, and governments and how these interactions impact business decision making. Leads to a framework for industry analysis in a global setting that involves economic analysis, competitive analysis, and business decision-making skills.
MECN 6203 | 3 credits
Develops understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the international marketing executive, the decision-making process in marketing goods abroad, and the environmental forces—economic, cultural, and political—affecting the marketing process in the international marketplace.
MKTG 6212 | 3 credits
Focuses on the managerial activities of those involved in supply chain management operations and planning for companies involved in international commerce. Analyzes contemporary issues that affect the design of international supply chain systems and strategies, including sourcing, logistics, transactions, risk, and ethical considerations. Examines the current status and future prospects of the modes of international logistics operations as well as international trade and development issues, not only from the corporate perspective but also in terms of government policy.
SCHM 6213 | 3 credits

Additional elective options: Any graduate-level business course for which you meet the prerequisites. ACCT, BUSN, ENTR, FINA, INTB, MECN, MGMT, MGSC, MKTG, SCHM, STRT, TECE

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