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How to make international business organisations work? You need excellent data analysis and cross-cultural management skills, as well as global brand and project management competencies. This is what this management programme tries to give you.


Programme Content

MSc in Strategic International Management (ranked no. 12 in Eastern Europe!*) attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students. It is an ideal choice if you want to progress in your career from entry-level to a managerial position. Graduates go on to pursue a variety of successful careers in corporate organisations or perform managerial roles in smaller and medium-sized organisations throughout the world.

*Eduniversal Master Ranking

Curriculum

Please find the curriculum here.

Duration of study period 3 semesters**
Starting date February***, September***
Tuition fee per semester in Budapest
(payable for the first 2 semesters only)
€ 4,700 (€ 5,900 from the September 2022 intake)
Tuition fee for the full programme € 9,400 (€ 11,800 from the September 2022 intake)
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens € 900
Degree awarded by The University of Buckingham and IBS
Campus Budapest
Admission criteria • first or second class Bachelor's degree in any field of study
AND
• Online Orientation Interview + IELTS 6.5 or equivalent****
Language of tuition English

**The 3 semesters consist of 2 on-campus semesters and 1 dissertation writing semester.

***The start of each MSc programme depends on a sufficient number of students (at least 15 students per programme).

**** i.e.: TOEFL 79, Duolingo 105, IBS own English test, etc. Please find further details here.

Key areas of studies

Business data analysis, entrepreneurship and family business, organisational behaviour, corporate communications, leading and managing people, CSR, project management, business strategy, cross-cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.

Degree Sample

Knowledge & Understanding

Students upon graduation should be equipped with

  • global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • contemporary issues related to the dynamics of international business, including the phenomenon of globalization;
  • practical implications of international business theories regarding the external and internal operations of multinationals;
  • appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • To create an opportunity for students to enter line and staff management positions in companies and develop international managerial skills.
  • To study, review and put into practice both the “tried and tested” techniques and the latest concepts in the field of international management.
  • To develop a critical awareness of the global business environment and the relevant tools required to make a business or organisation successful in an increasingly competitive world.
  • To develop students’ ability to critically evaluate a range of management issues and offer viable solutions to problems.
  • To provide students with an understanding of methods and techniques that they can effectively apply both in a multinational company setting and an SME environment.
  • To develop international managers, skilled in interpersonal and cross-cultural communications, and equipped with up-to-date knowledge on international management.
  • To create a global and strategic mindset and to develop sensitivity to learning from other cultures.
  • To build an appreciation in students of the need to continuously develop skills and knowledge throughout their careers.

Career Opportunities

This programme offers valuable preparation for anyone contemplating a career in general management and is an ideal step towards graduate-level employment, especially if you want to progress your career from an entry-level to a management position.
Current graduates are employed at the middle management level by multinational corporations such as IBM, GE or Alcoa-Köfém; or by ministries/government agencies.

"I love how classes are taught in small groups, offering a chance for students to contribute. Assignments are interesting and challenging. The diverse student body makes it a lot of fun to attend IBS, getting to know people from all over the world is truly an extraordinary experience."

Anna Tóth, Hungary, MSc student at IBS Vienna

"I have never met such an international group of students, and that made it interesting for me, from the very first moment. Second, the students picked their programme voluntarily, they exactly know what they want to get out of it. They are eager to learn, they are eager to share their past experiences. this makes the entire class setting much more interesting than in my other job."

Dr. Robert Pichler, Professor at IBS