Developing tomorrows global business leaders
The International Management specialization prepares students for global management careers by developing their understanding of how the international context affects businesses and their employees. Due to the increasing globalization of the last decades, the international context now affects all aspects of business. The International Management specialization combines the latest theory of international management with practical applications.
The programme in a nutshell
Under the supervision of world class researchers and teachers, students will complete advanced international management courses designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how to manage different parts of a business and how to compete in different contexts. In addition to core courses, students can select from several interdisciplinary electives that will provide them knowledge in areas of personal interest. The program also has a strong practical component. Students need to apply the theoretical tools to a practical situation by developing an international expansion strategy for a real company or advise a company on an international management problem. Furthermore, students will work in different group projects to develop soft skills for working in multinational teams.
Some key questions of the programme include: How can companies compete in a global environment? How can companies take advantage of opportunities outside their borders and overcome potential threats? How can firms do business in emerging markets? What challenges do multinational teams face? How to make global teams work more effectively? How to improve the performance of individuals who work in global teams?
The Master's programme comprises 60 ECTS and is completely taught in English.
With the International Management specialization you are well-positioned to start your leadership career in multinational enterprises with positions such as business analyst, management consultant, product manager, global brand manager, international sales manager, or business development manager.
Studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880.
The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.
With more than 23,000 students, of which 3000 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of major societal and scientific importance. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes reflecting a strong level of involvement in current societal issues: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, to engage with society and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world. In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.
For more information, go to: www.vuamsterdam.com