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The University of Texas at Dallas
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Master of Science in International Management Studies

Degree Requirements

The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.

The M.S. degree is obtained by completing satisfactorily a 36-hour program beyond prerequisite courses for School of Management graduate programs. The program provides students the opportunity to learn in-depth the fundamentals of (1) functional areas of management, (2) international management, and (3) cultural, sociopolitical and geographical constraints affecting international business decisions. It also provides educational opportunities for the student with non-business undergraduate training to prepare for a career in the management of international trade and industry.

The School of Management encourages all students studying for the M.S. degree to master one foreign language. However, equally important is direct experience of business practices in a foreign country. In the past, U.T. Dallas has organized study abroad opportunities in Russia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. Foreign study courses, usually offered between semesters, vary in length from two to three weeks and are generally taken as part of an Area Studies course.

Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the M.S. degree.

Basic Business Core (8 credit hours)

All students enrolling in MA-IMS must complete the following Basic Business Core Courses:

IMS Foundation Courses (11 credit hours)

IMS Electives (6 credit hours), select a minimum of 6 hours from the following:

         IMS 6302 International Business Transactions  (3)

         IMS 6320 International Corporate Finance(3)  or  FIN 6366 International Financial Management  (3)

         BPS 6332 Strategic Leadership  (3)

         IMS 6312 International Advertising (3)

         IMS 6314 Global E-Business Marketing (3)  

Free Elective Courses (11 credit hours)

Four hours of area study is strongly recommended.  Any course from the set of IMS electives may be used as a free elective.  Also, any advanced courses from other departments within the School of Management may be used as a free elective.  

The following are some of the other IMS related courses offered with the School of Management:

Additionally, up to 6 hours of a graduate level language courses may be applied to your degree plan as a Free Elective.  The following are the list of courses available with the University:

         HUMA 6320 French Review

         HUMA 6321 Spanish Review

         HUMA 632X Italian Review

         HUMA 632X Chinese Review

         HUMA 632X German Review

         HUMA 6330 French Workshop

         HUMA 6331 Spanish Workshop

         HUMA 633X Italian Workshop

         HUMA 633X Chinese Workshop

         HUMA 633X German Workshop  

Program Notes

Students are encouraged to complete the basic core courses before beginning the advanced core courses. International Strategic Management (IMS 6360) serves as the capstone course and should be taken during the last semester prior to graduation. The classes for this degree are largely offered in the evenings.  

*FIN 6301 Financial Management requires as a co-prerequisite OPRE 6301 or a substantial background in statistics leading to a waiver of the requirement by consent of the instructor. See the School of Management Advising Office for waiver procedures. Consult the catalog for complete prerequisite information.  

** Area Studies course may be repeated for credit if regions of study differ.


Last Updated: July 31, 2012