Master of Science in International Management Studies


The Master of Science in International Management Studies (MS IMS) degree program gives students knowledge and training in international management, which includes trade across national boundaries and management on a global basis. Students have the opportunity to learn, in depth, the fundamentals of:

  • Functional areas of management.
  • International business management.
  • Cultural, sociopolitical and geographical constraints affecting business decisions.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek such positions as: new-business manager, instructor, international projects coordinator, fund administrator, and various other roles in global firms.

Program Information

Students can obtain a double MS and MBA degree by taking a total of 63 semester credit hours (assuming they meet all the degree requirements for both programs).

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.