A global mindset is a must for all organizations as data and technology redefine the business landscape. Leadership in this disruptive age requires cultural agility, the ability to manage international teams, and a nuanced understanding of global business issues and supply chains. Our innovative MS in International Management program—taught by field-leading international business experts—will prepare you to respond to challenges and deliver creative solutions in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

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, on average

Full-Time MS in International Management | Program timeline

Full-Time MSIM

Part-Time MS in International Management | Typical program timeline

Part-Time MSIM
*May be completed at a flexible pace but is usually completed in less than two years.

Unique Features

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Elective courses

  • Develop cultural agility, global leadership acumen, and international management skills via specialized core classes
  • Customize your learning by choosing from 65+ diverse elective offerings—allowing you to forge a unique career path in your current industry or upskill in a new field
  • Benefit from individualized coaching from your faculty to help you achieve your career goals—available as early as your first class
  • Learn from faculty who are pioneering global scholars, thought leaders, and consultants on critical business issues such as workforce management and organizational strategy
  • Access personalized career guidance throughout the program from the D'Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center

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Building a network for career success

“One huge benefit of studying at Northeastern is the support you receive in developing your professional network. The networking opportunities have helped me feel prepared to enter the professional world.” says Karan Kwatra, PlusOne MS in International Management‘22
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Building the skills to realize her dream of working at the UN

“My advice for prospective students would be to take advantage of the network you build during your time at Northeastern. And get to know everyone in the program; it makes learning much more enjoyable.” says Tamara Al-Homsi, BS in Business Administration'20, MS in International Management‘21
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Admissions

  • GMAT/GRE required? Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business is currently test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GRE or GMAT scores. For more information watch this video, or 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? Learn more here.
  • Interview required? Yes.


Full-Time MS in International Management

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Nov. 9, 2023Jan. 10September
Feb. 1, 2024Mar. 21September
March 21*, 2024May 2September
May 9, 2024Jun. 13September
*March 21, 2024 deadline is the final deadline for international candidates who require a new F-1 or J-1 visa

Part-Time MS in International Management

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Feb. 1, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
March 21, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
May 9, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
June 7, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
July 3, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
Aug. 1, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember

Tuition

Northeastern Student Financial Services publishes the tuition rates for the MS in International Management program. Under the “Graduate Programs” section, the cost per credit appears next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

Financial Aid

Northeastern's Student Financial Services team will guide you through options to help you finance your graduate education. You can learn more about graduate financial aid options on their website.

Once you become a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you to answer your questions, and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.

Scholarships

D'Amore-McKim and Northeastern University offer a variety of scholarships. You'll automatically receive consideration for a merit scholarship or our Latin American Achievers Scholarship. You may also qualify for funding support as an alumU.S. servicemember, or veteran.

Application Fee Waivers

D'Amore-McKim offers application fee waivers to applicants that meet specific criteria. You can review the policy on the Graduate Application FAQ web page.

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business community stands with our university and its leadership in our dedication to cultivating equity and inclusion for all humankind. Understanding and solving our problems requires constant interaction among people who bring their own diverse contexts and experiences to the conversation. Therefore, we must be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that values the uniqueness of its members, recognizes the power and importance of diversity in our own and surrounding communities, and ensures their engaged participation.

Graduate Student Clubs  

There are numerous university-wide and D'Amore-McKim-affiliated student groups that you may wish to join, and several are grounded in building inclusive communities and resiliency. Many of our graduate business students participate in the Graduate Students of Color Collective, Grad Q, and Out in Business

Campus Resources

Participate in community-building programs, lectures, and events offered by Northeastern's cultural centers representing a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource CenterLatinx Student Cultural CenterAsian American CenterOffice of Global Services, 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 across borders and cultures.

Full-time

As a full-time student, you'll study on our Boston campus as part of a tight-knit class, learning together and sharing experiences as you move through the program. Your courses are thoughtfully planned in a set order over two or three semesters, ending with a project where you'll apply all the skills you've learned as part of a team. With no work experience required for admission, this is a great option for recent graduates.

If you're an international student, you may become eligible to apply 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 less than two years. Take advantage of our flexible course schedule to create a new schedule each semester and alternate evening class times.

Curriculum

You'll prepare to thrive in today's international marketplace with our curriculum that delves into topics ranging from international trade to globalization of the world economy.

Your core courses will focus specifically on cultural agility, leadership, and workforce management—all taught through the lens of preparing you for the shifting realities of a tech-driven business world. For electives, you can take any D'Amore-McKim School of Business class for which you meet the prerequisites, customizing your program for the career path that excites you most.

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 Hours

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 Hours

Complete one of the following:

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 Hours

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.

FINA 6204 | 3 Hours

Explores the challenges and processes for harnessing technological innovation for new-business development. Integrates technology strategy, innovation in marketing, product development, and organization design for the purpose of enterprise growth. Through readings, cases, and exercises, studies how firms from different industries gain competitive advantage through distinctive products and services, and leverage their technologies and skills into new emerging markets. Also focuses on processes for conceiving, financing, and organizing new ventures.

INNO 6200 | 3 Hours

Designed to give students intense exposure to the global business environment by immersing them in the business practices and culture of a designated country or region. 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 Hours

In consultation with advisor, complete 3 graduate-level semester hours for which prerequisites are met. Choose from the following subject codes:
ACCT, BUSN, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MECN, MGMT, MKTG, SCHM, STRT, and TECE
Any graduate-level course at D'Amore-McKim | 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 Hours

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 Hours

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.

STRT 6200 | 3 Hours

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 Hours

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 Hours

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 Hours

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 Hours

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 Hours

Concentrates on the diagnosis, prescription, and implementation of actions pertinent to business turnarounds, troubled companies, workouts, bankruptcies, and liquidations. Case studies and readings guide the student through the maze of financial, ethical, legal, general business, and strategic aspects of turnarounds, culminating in the student evaluating and developing a turnaround plan.

FINA 6215 | 3 Hours

Designed to give students intense exposure to the global business environment by immersing them in the business practices and culture of a designated country or region. 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 Hours

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

The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.

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