A one-year, full-time Master of Science in International Management at Franklin University Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland that includes a two-month internship, a leadership development program, a mini-MBA, and Academic Travel™.
Master of Science in International Management (MSIM) The MS in International Management is a 12-month cohort program designed to develop responsible, collaborative, and innovative global leaders of companies and organizations. The program of study and practice creatively integrates management and business concepts with international and professional experiences. The program includes Academic Travel™, a two month summer internship which begins after the completion of the coursework in late spring and a year-long leadership development experience.
Responsible Leadership Development is the cornerstone of the MS in International Management. The year-long Leadership Development through Action Learning seminar was designed in consultation with experts in leadership development, and executive coaches who work with leaders of Fortune 100 companies. The program includes: pre- and post- assessments, behavioral simulations, case studies, reflection papers, team building exercises, and other transformative learning experiences. These experiences are designed to provide students with insights into their personalities, leadership styles, and values.
Franklin University Switzerland is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. The MSIM curriculum and program were designed to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.
Cohort ModelAll students follow a fully-planned curriculum according to a common schedule. The MSIM students come to the program with diverse professional backgrounds, cultures and educational experiences– some with a prior business degree, some with a degree in liberal arts or sciences. This will mean that some are better prepared than others for each of the subjects covered in the cohort program. Students will enroll as a group in courses and modules in various subjects. Evaluation will be based for each individual on his or her overall performance in each course. The faculty will be aware of the material covered in all courses and modules, enabling each professor to tailor course content into a coherent whole. The cohort program permits flexible scheduling, with courses which vary in length. Students gain knowledge and understanding of the functional areas of management and the skills that they will need to be effective and responsible managers and leaders. The courses, international internship, academic travel, and experiential seminars and workshops are strategically integrated in a way that will help students to acquire skills in the following areas:...