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MSc in Management
International Business

Develop an aptitude to work across borders in an ever-changing world with Ivey’s MSc in International Business. Begins each January.

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MSc in Management
International Business

Develop an aptitude to work across borders in an ever-changing world with Ivey’s MSc in International Business. Begins each January.

Submit your resumé or LinkedIn profile

Download a Brochure

MSc in Management
International Business

Ivey's MSc in International Business develops a cross-cultural aptitude to better lead in an international environment while opening up international career opportunities.

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In today’s connected world, the MSc in International Business will prepare you for a career in global business. You will be immersed in some of the most culturally and internationally diverse classes at Ivey, learning first-hand how to navigate the complexities of the business world through case-based learning.

You will leave Ivey as a global cosmopolitan, ready to operate on the international businessstage. Your independent research skills and thought leadership will equip you for careers in a limitless range of industries.

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Program Curriculum

When you decide to apply to the Ivey MSc in Management, International Business, you will choose between two different options:

JANUARY TO APRIL

Ivey Essentials + Core Courses

Core Courses

  • Cross Cultural Management: In this era of globalization and its consequences, it is crucial for business leaders to have an understanding of cultural differences and to be able to manage them both to reduce conflict and to increase communication, learning, and innovation. This course explores what culture is and how cultural differences influence different management situations, from individual performance in international contexts, to multicultural teams and global organizations. Students will apply the lessons in a live, collaborative project. Students will develop a deep, theoretical understanding of the nature of cultures, gain analytical skills in diagnosing and mapping cultural differences, and develop behavioral skills for working effectively across cultures.
  • Internationalization: This course introduces a variety managerial challenges face by businesses operating internationally, and applies several analytical perspectives to explain these challenges. Through journal articles and business cases it is designed to familiarize students with theories of the international business and their practical implications.

Ivey Essentials

This course focuses on business essentials:  Accounting, Finance, Leadership, Marketing, Operations, and Strategy. Students will be introduced to Ivey’s high engagement case-based learning methodology. The course is designed to aid students in understanding materials for their courses throughout the program.

Some of the key learning outcomes include:

  • Accounting: recording and using of financial business transactions to inform and support decision-making.
  • Finance: analyzing of financial problems corporations face including managing exchange risk, calculating the cost of capital, capital budgeting, and taxation.
  • Leadership / Organizational Behavior: managing and participating effectively in teams by understanding the factors that lead to effective and ineffective team behavior.
  • Marketing: identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities.
  • Operations: identifying and understanding how effectively managing operations contribute to customer value.
  • Strategy: key concepts and tools in the context of competitive strategy; differences between corporate, competitive, and functional strategies.
  • Business Communications: develop an understanding about targeting your message and flexing your style to your audience.

 :MAY TO AUGUST

Ivey Global Lab and Global Communications

Core Courses

Exclusively offered to MSc in International Business & CEMS-MIM students, the Ivey Global Lab (IGL) is an 8-week summer practicum that provides students with the opportunity to experience the business and cultural environment while working for a partner firm from a developing economy. In assigned teams, you will complete a practical work assignment for an organization partnered with Ivey. Students have worked on a number of projects for clients in India, Peru, and Vietnam. These projects have ranged across several functional areas including technology, marketing, microfinance and development, manufacturing, and health care management.

Get a taste of the Global Lab experience.

IGL Placement Assignment: Students are guaranteed a placement for the IGL, however countries and projects are subject to change from year to year. While students may indicate preferences for a certain country and project, students are not guaranteed their preference of country or project. Placements are organized once a student is enrolled in the MSc program. The Ivey Global Lab is designed to fulfill the CEMS-MIM 8-week international internship requirement.

JANUARY TO APRIL

Core + Elective Courses

Core Course

Elective Courses

Choose two electives from the list of electives above.

SEPTEMBER TO APRIL

Optional
NHH Dual Degree

The MSc-NHH allows you to split your time studying at Ivey and at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. At the end of the MSc-NHH experience, you graduate with an MSc in International Business from Ivey, and second masters degree from NHH in one of their own:

  • Economics
  • Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment
  • Financial Economics
  • Marketing and Brand Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Economic Analysis 

The NHH portion of your MSc experience includes a mandatory research-based thesis. The MSc-NHH stream is an excellent option for students who do not meet the language requirements for the MSc-CEMS stream but wish to study and live abroad. In this option, you will spend Terms 3 and 4 studying at NHH. Visit the NHH website here.

NHH Application: Students apply to the Ivey & NHH Dual degree during their first term in the Ivey MSc program in International Business. Enrollment in the dual degree is contingent on acceptance by NHH and Ivey MSc Program Services. 

Enrollment in the dual degree is a competitive process and contingent on acceptance by NHH and Ivey MSc Program Services. 

Why an MSc

The Ivey MSc addresses the need for a new brand of manager — experts who understand what defines a business best practice and can translate that knowledge into action.

Develop Knowledge and Skills

Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work for a multinational firm.

Career Opportunities

Open up international career opportunities.

Cross-Cultural Aptitude

Develop a cross-cultural aptitude to better lead in an international environment.

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