Part-time MBA - Concentration in International Management

SIMT - Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology

Program Description

Part-time MBA - Concentration in International Management

SIMT - Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology

Program Overview

The increasing level of international involvement and competition in today's business creates special challenges for managers in a range of activity areas, including strategy, organization design, human resource development, information and technology transfer, and government relations. It is expected that international managers are sensitive to continued differences across nations and regions in culture, regulations, and standards and that they develop and improve the skills necessary for effective international as well as cross-national interactions and daily operations in regard of foreign parent and subsidiary companies. The International Management Program (IM) is designed to prepare executives for these challenges.

The convenient modular format (part-time) lets you enhance your international exposure without interrupting your career.

International Management integrates ideas from economics, sociology, political science, and psychology to prepare students for the challenges of developing organizational strategies, designing and operating organizational systems, and interacting with people in other countries to ensure competitive advantage. The resulting program places emphasis on the communication aspects of business and helps graduates to come to informed managerial decisions in complex international environments.

The IM concentration area includes courses focusing on specific aspects of international management. In addition, the course involves class work, individual homework and an integrated self-study period. Social interaction and building of network relationships among participants will be developed through group work and social activities.

Part-time MBA International Management - Study Organization

SIMT's part-time MBA International Management is made up of two main sections (core courses and international management concentration courses) and contains teaching modules taught over a study period of 20 months. Usually, all modules are taught at SIMT, one two-week block seminars are taught at one of SIMT's partner universities abroad. The program ends with a Master Thesis, the language of instruction is English. Lecturers are internationally top-ranked academics from SIMT's faculty.

With regard to teaching methods, SIMT focuses heavily on case studies. They are used primarily to develop and refine cognitive skills in areas such as analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making. The objective of the case analysis is to gain insights and lessons that can be generalized to similar problems in other contexts.

Program Curriculum

core courses

  • Economics
  • General Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Organizational Studies
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Information Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Project Management

International Management concentration courses available

  • International Business
  • Designing the International Organization
  • International Controlling
  • Industrial Economics and Internationalization
  • International Human Resource Management & Business Ethics
  • Intercultural & Change Management

Electives (examples)

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Business Law

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 7, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
20 months
Part time
Germany - Stuttgart, Baden-W├╝rttemberg
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