The International Management track is one of six possible specialisation tracks in the Business Administration Master’s programme. If you seek a career that takes you to different parts of the world and allows you to exert influence across borders, the International Management track at the UvA's Amsterdam Business School (ABS) will undoubtedly appeal to you.
Customise the programme by choosing from a selection of more than 20 elective courses; prepare for your career with real-world case studies and top-level guest lectures; benefit from a strong research focus, qualified, international staff and fellow students from all over the world.
After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Business Administration and the title Master of Science (MSc).
Business Administration: International Management
This one-year programme has a strong international focus and reflects a research-based approach to the field of Business Administration, in general, and International Management, in particular. In this track you will address a range of questions relating to the way in which multinationals are managed and structured; the cultural, political and managerial challenges that such enterprises face in foreign countries; and the strategic decisions made at the highest level.
About this track
Why are some firms better at negotiating the complexities of the international landscape – adapting to cross-border differences in politics and culture, and even taking advantage of such differences – while others underestimate these obstacles or overestimate their ability to negotiate them effectively? As part of the International Strategy course, you will examine what distinguishes successful MNEs from failures. As a group, you will take an in-depth look at the challenges of managing an MNE, identifying the strategies and tools that managers can and do use to gain success in foreign markets, often against the odds.
This one-year Master's programme involves courses in Theories of International Management, International Strategy and International Business Context. Theories of International Management explores the basic concepts of international business, such as the international business environment and home and host countries’ influence on international business, capturing its increasingly multifaceted and interdependent nature. The International Strategy course adopts a case-study approach to exploring the specific advantages at the heart of MNEs’ cross-border strategies, while International Business Context focuses on the various contextual factors (institutional, societal and regulatory) firms must take into account when making strategic internationalisation choices.
The Master of Science in Business Administration is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0.5 US credits). The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. If you choose to follow the International Management or Marketing specialisation you may start your programme in either September or February.
The Master's thesis is the final piece of work you will be required to complete prior to graduation and is based on your chosen track. Your thesis must be individually written and will be supervised by one of the lecturers from the relevant track. Business Administration offers a structured thesis process, which enables you to finish your Master's degree within the given year.
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Last updated April 19, 2016