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Master 2 Management : International Manager

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Pascal Dumontier

Emily Ostenson
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How to apply to the Master International Manager 2nd year


11 to 13 months full-time.

Why choose this programme?

In today's globalized economy, international commerce is no longer just about exporting and importing goods or international financial flows.

Globalization has increased the complexity of both organizations' environment and their strategies and operations, and has brought about new challenges to almost every one of them.
International activities that involve such tasks as marketing internationally, managing a global supply chain, leading international projects, or working in teams from diverse cultural backgrounds require new types of managers.

These global managers must develop new sets of skills and capabilities, they must be able to take on these new and increasingly complex global responsibilities, they have to grasp and act on the ever-changing global economy, to manage across distances, to understand various countries' infrastructure as well as multiple cultural expectations.

The Master 2 International Manager (MIM) program with its multidisciplinary approach and multicultural emphasis is designed to develop the skills required to become effective global managers.
Drawing on such fields as international finance and accounting, international economics, organization theory, marketing, purchasing, law, international business, HRM and strategy, it first aims at providing participants with the core business knowledge required to understand the international business environment and to develop and manage the global activities of organizations.

In addition, it is conceived so as to enable participants to develop other skills and competences that are key in global settings, such as the ability to work with people from other cultures, to collect and analyze relevant information, to take decisions and initiate actions, to cope with pressure, take perspective and be innovative.

The Master 2 International Management program at IAE does not specialize on a definite geographical area but adopts a global focus on international business. However, it zooms in on issues relating to high-growth countries such as Brazil, China, India, etc. so as to provide participants with the knowledge required to operate in such promising zones of the globe. Interested participants can thus take advantage of two specific exchange programs with universities in Brazil and China.

With an international class (around 15 different nationalities represented on average), an international faculty of academics and business executives (from England, the USA, India, China, etc.), very varied projects and assignments (a global business game, an international start-up project, a long internship), the MIM program is both an intense and enjoyable experience!

Who should apply?

If you are:

Then, this program is made for you, whatever their prior academic or professional background.

Students of the Master's degree in International Management come from all walks of life, such as finance, marketing or management disciplines as well as scientific disciplines (engineering sciences, mathematics, computing) or the humanities. Some also already have a significant professional experience.

For a great part, selected students are foreigners, some coming from partner universities of IAE Grenoble, such as Brazil, China and Russia. The French students enrolled are recruited both on a regional and national basis. In all, almost all the world's continents are represented.

Course Content

Courses run from early September to mid April (7 months). All courses are delivered in English.
A 4-to-6-month internship in some international role completes the program of courses.
The total duration of the programme is 11 months minimum and up to 13 months maximum.

The degree is full-time only.

Download international management course objectives

Entry requirements

French and European candidates should hold a university degree of 240 ECTS credits.
For non European candidates, a 4-year university degree minimum is required, and prior studies will necessarily be examined and validated by a university committee. A study validation form is available online with the course application form.

Those for whom English is not their native language, or who have not been studying fully in English or living in an English speaking country for some (significant) time will need to demonstrate a good level of English. This can be done by providing a high TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS or even GMAT score as well as an English instructor assessment (language proficiency report included in the application form).
Language proficiency will also be tested during the interview.

Taking a test such as the TAGE-MAGE (French version) or (GMAT - English version) is not required but can beneficial for selection.
Although it is not compulsory, a statement of purpose supporting your application (separate from your application form) is HIHGLY recommended and will definitely add value to your application.This statement should outline 1/ why you are interested in this particular degree, 2/ how this course would impact your future career and 3/ what makes you stand out as a strong applicant.
References are required.
The program being fully in English, speaking French is not required, however we strongly recommend that you take a beginners class in French before coming to France so that your everyday life in France is made easier.

A short French course (24h) is also provided within the programme.

Selection criteria

We will assess the overall quality of your application, your academic record (subjects taken, grade average & ranking in class), your statement of purpose (esp. mentions of motivations, prior work and international experience) as well as your references.

Course fees

For entry in September 2013, please visit: IAE tuition fees and the services offered by the IAE
Table of teaching program cost and tuition fees

Advice to applicants

We recommend that you highlight your international background so far, showing us why and how you are attracted to international job positions.

Career options and openings

Career options for this program are extremely varied. They depend mostly on students first-degrees and professional career plans.

Possible career openings include :
- Exports Manager: supervising a sales team in a specific geographical area, in line with the firm's export and sales policy and the local market regulations, managing the sales forces, analyzing local markets to define export strategies.
- International Business Engineer: in technical field, includes Budget management, preparing cost estimates and financial reporting as well as supervising sub-contracting or outsourcing and managing a project to completion.
- Head of or assistant to the Marketing Department: fieldwork to prospect new markets or in Companies' export departments, developing relations with suppliers and customers.
- Consultant in International Development: advising on the development and implementation of companies' international schemes, analyzing a company's global presence and its capacity to export, defining geographical targets and strategic actions.


Linda BORS-OPRISA The thing that amazes me even today is the unexpected impact that MIM had on my professional career. It opened my eyes, my mind and a completely new career opportunity. It made me discover a hidden part of myself that I was not aware of until graduating. I could have never imagined that one day I am going to work as financial controller, not even in my wildest dreams. It is extremely unusual for someone with a linguistic background to work in finance after only one year of management studies. But MIM, long nights, loads of coffee, determination and perseverance made it possible. I will always remember my great teachers and colleagues with great pleasure and profound respect.

Linda BORS-OPRISA, Romania, class of 2011/2012

Corina NEAGU The small class size and its international environment foster the development of communication, open-* mindedness* and confidence. Aside from the cross-cultural background, the MIM experience prepared me to immediately take an active role in a multinational company - developing new strategies and implementing them globally.

Corina NEAGU, Romania, class of 2011/2012

Georges NEDER International Management Master brought me new tools and developed my skills in managing my company in Brazil, through a large range of multidisciplinary professors, teaching to a real global group of students among whom were born forever friendships.

Georges NEDER, Brazil, class of 2010/2011

Chee BOON Studying at IAE has been a life transforming experience for me, in the sense that I have had the opportunity to experience a different learning and live in a beautiful environment. Till now, I still reminisce the fun times. The exciting and unique English course curriculum delivered by experienced professors and industry professionals alike is what drew me to IAE, and it allowed me to acquire knowledge and skills from all aspects of business in an international context. What I loved most from this program is the precious opportunity to meet and interact with students from different cultures and diverse background (as many as 20 countries for the year 2009). The classroom felt like the United Nations congress, truly international!

Chee BOON, Singapore, class of 2009/2010

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