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Online Master's Degree in International Management

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Be a Leader of Today’s Global Enterprises

Gain a solid understanding of the economic, political, regulatory, and cultural dynamics that affect multinational enterprises. As a leader in international management you may be responsible for some of the following:

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What will I learn in this degree?

The online Master of International Management program prepares students for leadership roles in multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations. Students gain leadership skills and a comprehensive understanding of cultural business issues, international regulations, and the strategic planning necessary to succeed in today's dynamic global marketplace. Students also learn the challenges of expansion, technology use, corporate social responsibility, and effective decision making on an international scale.

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Courses in this Degree

Core Degree Courses (24 Credits)

  • RES501* Fundamentals of Research and Writing
    This course is only required for students who are accepted into this program with an undergraduate GPA below 3.00. The primary purpose of this course is to help students entering graduate level programs at CSU-Global develop awareness of current and effective research and writing practices with the goal of implementing such practices into their writing and research projects. Students will learn what constitutes graduate level writing and research as well as how to communicate with colleagues in online professional forums. Students will also learn to effectively integrate writing and research skills into the writing projects they will pursue throughout their graduate level programs.
  • BUS500** Foundations of Business
    This course provides a foundational survey of business topics including marketing, finance, accounting, management, law, economics, ethics, information systems, quantitative methods, and policy within domestic and global perspectives. The broad focus of the course provides students without a business undergraduate degree with foundational background information in business terminology and concepts that support entry-level knowledge for graduate-level study.
  • MGT500 Organizational Behavior
    The course emphasizes human behavior theories and organization development theories, including concepts and processes related to management of self, teams, and the organization. Topics include personality, emotions, ethics, learning, motivation, conflict, negotiation, leadership, and followership. These topics are supported through expectations of scholarly writing requirements including library resources and APA Guidelines.
  • ACT500 Managerial Accounting
    Understand and apply accounting information for effective financial decision making in the strategic planning process.
  • MIM500 Business Strategy in the Global Economy
    This course addresses the role of international political and economic issues and the challenges facing trade and foreign business policies in developing nations which seek to attract business investments. Students evaluate the potential business opportunities and the risks associated with global expansion projects, as well as the role of labor and access to natural resources, and the utilization of International Monetary Fund (IMF) resources and foreign investment. Analyses of cultural, economic, societal, and political differences framed within the context of international commerce provide a background for strategic decisions.
  • MIM510 International Trade
    This course addresses the theory and role that international trade plays in economic integration and development through trade policy. Students review regional and country specific political agendas, including protectionism and sanctions, and gain an understanding of a multinational approach to trade regulations.United States.
  • MIM520 Global Financial Management
    This course examines the corporate financial management process, taking into account international variations relevant to conducting business globally. Topics include global financial markets, foreign exchange and derivatives markets, risks associated with foreign investment, and regulatory issues affecting foreign investment. Students discuss investment and financial exchange differences with a focus on limitation of loss and enhancement of returns.
  • MIM530 Technology Management in the Global Economy
    This course encompasses the process of managing technology within the global business environment. Topics covered include voice, video, and data applications, as well as the roles of these tools in financial and competitive positioning for global market expansion. Students also learn to analyze future trends in technology and their effects on an organization.
  • MIM560 International Business
    This course examines the factors that affect international business. Topics include the analysis of a country for prospective business opportunities, including the assessment of internal cultural and societal characteristics, how economic policies and regulations relate to trade activities, natural resource, labor, and outsourcing opportunities and their influence on the advancement of multinational enterprises. Challenging and unique considerations in the formulation and execution of organizational expansion considerations are addressed.
  • MIM580 Capstone - International Management
    In this capstone course, students apply international management knowledge to develop a business plan for an international organization. Topics include global expansion from a cultural perspective, regulatory constraints and benefits, human resources issues relating to hiring foreign-based employees, protectionism and trade, exchange rate and foreign investment, and the role of foreign politics in economic development. The comprehensive capstone project integrates content learned throughout the program.
  • MIM595*** International Management Internship
    This course is designed for students as an opportunity to demonstrate program outcomes learned in the Master in International Management under the supervision of both faculty and organizational personnel. Assignments are designed to combine theory and professional practice and include weekly journals; a mid-term conference with the instructor, faculty internship coordinator, and on-site supervisor; and a final report reviewing the internship experience.

*Master's Plus - Some M.S. in Management students may be required to take BUS500 and/or RES500 as part of their coursework if they do not have previous experience/an ACBSP-accredited degree in business courses and/or accounting, finance, or business statistics. In this case, these courses do not count toward the degree program.

** Students who do not have a previous degree from an an ACBSP-accredited program must complete BUS500 before completing other program requirements. Once the undergraduate program evaluation is completed, students whose prior degree does not meet the requirements will complete BUS500, rather than RES500 or RES501.  Provisionally admitted students whose undergraduate degree meets the requirements will complete RES500 or RES501, rather than BUS500.

*** MIM595 is an optional course that provides students with practical internship management experience.

Degree Specialization (12 Credits)

When you earn your master's degree through CSU Global, you will customize it with a graduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests. 

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Your Master's in International Management from CSU Global is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.

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"Since August 2013, I've maintained an A average -- something I didn't expect to be able to do while working full time. With the support of CSU Global's faculty and the online resources that the school offers, I've been able to prove myself wrong!"

Parker Johnson

International Management Student

Why You Should Earn Your Online Master’s Degree

Earning your online master’s degree through CSU Global provides you with more than just the diploma you need to get noticed. With an emphasis on real world concepts and career-relevant skills, you get training and experience along with your credit hours. Additionally, CSU Global strives to make your education as affordable as possible. With our Tuition Guarantee, your tuition rate won’t increase over time! Instead, you’ll enjoy the same low rate for the duration of your enrollment at CSU Global.

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Learn Valuable Skills

Your international management degree gives you the tools you need to develop and create management strategies that maximize organizational effectiveness across the globe. Additional learning outcomes you can achieve through coursework include the following:

  • Develop comprehensive strategic business plans for global expansion.
  • Appraise compliance and regulatory requirements for international hiring and managing of foreign and remote employees.
  • Evaluate the proper technologies needed to sustain and secure infrastructure, data, and proprietary information.
  • Analyze competitive markets and the economic and political factors that affect them.
  • Evaluate currency and exchange rate fluctuations.
  • Recommend strategies to support principles of corporate sustainability, social responsibility, and ethics within a global environment.

Career Outlook


International Management students learn about much more than business.


Learn more about the factors that play into successful management beyond borders.


According to the BLS, the average annual salary for CEOs, general or operations managers, and business teachers is more than $137k.


Frequently reported job titles of International Management alumni. Download the Master's in International Management career ladder.

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