Master of Science in International Management Studies



The Master of Science degree in International Management Studies (MS IMS) program gives students knowledge and training in international management, which includes trade across national boundaries and management on a global basis. Students have the opportunity to learn, in depth, the fundamentals of:

  • Functional areas of management
  • International management
  • Cultural, sociopolitical and geographical constraints affecting business decisions

Note: To apply for this degree program, an undergrad business degrees is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).

International business graduates often start their careers in the domestic operations of an organization. Overseas assignments may come after a few years with the organization, although such opportunities may arise earlier if the student possesses special skills, such as knowledge of a foreign language, needed by the organization in its international operations. Students can gain direct knowledge of business in international environments through international study-tour courses.


The International Management degree program is designed to help students realize their potential as global leaders through exposure to international academic disciplines, internships, research, languages, international study trips and cultural engagement. The degree program prepares future graduates to manage business entities that have international business operations here at home or abroad. A graduate from this program will be able to integrate the fundamental skills that are necessary to manage business organizations, institutions and non-profit organizations that have domestic as well as global dimensions. Beginning the spring semester in 2013, MS IMS provides students the option of taking the program with one of the six provided areas of concentration.

Habte Woldu, PhD
Director, International Management Studies


Email
(972) 883-6357
Office – JSOM 4.805

The Master of Science degree in International Management Studies (MS IMS) program gives students knowledge and training in international management, which includes trade across national boundaries and management on a global basis. Students have the opportunity to learn, in depth, the fundamentals of:

  • Functional areas of management
  • International management
  • Cultural, sociopolitical and geographical constraints affecting business decisions

Students can gain direct knowledge of business in international environments through internationalstudy-tour courses.

International business graduates often start their careers in the domestic operations of an organization. Overseas assignments may come after a few years with the organization, although such opportunities may arise earlier if the student possesses special skills, such as knowledge of a foreign language, needed by the organization in its foreign operations.

Degree Plan

Basic Business Core (8 semester credit hours)

All students enrolling in MS IMS must complete the following Basic Business Core Courses:

IMS Foundation Courses (11 semester credit hours)

  • IMS 6204 Global Business (2)
  • IMS 6310 International Marketing Management (3)
  • IMS 6360 International Strategic Management (3)
  • IMS 6365 Cross-Cultural Communication and Management (3)

IMS Electives (6 semester credit hours)

Select a minimum of 6 hours from the following:
  • IMS 6302 Legal Aspect of International Business Transactions (3)
  • IMS 6320 International Corporate Finance (3) or FIN 6366 International Financial Management (3)
  • BPS 6332 Strategic Leadership (3)
  • IMS 6314 Global E-Business Marketing (3)
  • IMS 6205 Export Market Planning (2)

Free Elective Courses (11 semester credit hours)

Four hours of area study is strongly recommended. Any course from the set of IMS electives may be used as a free elective. Also, any advanced courses from other departments within the Jindal School of Management may be used as a free elective. The following are some of the other IMS related courses offered at the Jindal School of Management:

  • MKT 6332 Advertising and Promotion (3)

  • IMS 6314 Global E-Business Marketing (3)
  • IMS 6340 Managing Strategy and People in International Techno-Creative Industry
  • IMS 6341 International Human Resource Management
  • IMS 6343 Sustainability in a Global Business Environment
  • IMS 6vxx Area Studies: Faculty Led Study Trip (2) See for specific number of an area study**

  • OB 6301 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • OB 6303 Managing Organizations (3)
  • OB 6307 Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
  • OB 6331 Power & Politics (3)
  • OB 6332 Negotiation & Dispute Resolution (3)
  • OB 6333 Organizational Decision Making (3)

The MS IMS degree program can be taken by itself or with a concentration in one of the six provided degree program areas. Once students take the 25 semester credit hours (8 semester credit hours of basic business core courses, 11 hours of IMS foundation course and 6 hours of IMS elective courses), they can take 11 semester credit hours of free elective courses from the optional electives or the areas of concentration. However, if students decide to take the MS-IMS with a specific choice of concentration, the students should take 12 semester credit hours entirely from that specific area of concentration.

Areas of Concentration

Supply Chain Management (12 semester credit hours)
  • OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics
  • OPRE 6366 Global Supply Chain Management
  • OPRE 6362 Project Management in Engineering & Operations
  • OPRE 6370 Logistics, Distribution and Warehousing
  • OPRE 6371 Purchasing, Sourcing and Contract Management
  • OPRE 6389 Managing Energy, Risks, Investment & Technology
Human Resources/Organizational Behavior (12 semester credit hours) Marketing (12 semester credit hours) Finance (12 semester credit hours) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (12 semester credit hours) Information Management Technology (12 semester credit hours) International Study Trips **

The Jindal School of Management encourages all students studying for the MS degree to master one foreign language. However, equally important is direct experience of business practices in a foreign country. In the past, UT Dallas has organized study-abroad opportunities in Russia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Foreign-study courses, usually offered between semesters, vary in length from two to three weeks and are generally taken as part of an Area Studies course. The Area Studies course is preceded by two weeks of seminar and followed by two weeks of post-trip seminar.

  • IMS 6V91 Regional Area Studies: Latin America. History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Latin America and their place in the world economy. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (3-0) T
  • IMS 6V92 Regional Area Studies: Western Europe. History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Western Europe and their place in the world economy. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (3-0) T
  • IMS 6V93 Regional Area Studies: Asia. History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Asia and their place in the world economy. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (3-0) T
  • IMS 6V94 Regional Area Studies: Africa. History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Africa and their place in the world economy. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (3-0) T
  • IMS 6V95 Regional Area Studies: North America. History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in North America and their place in the world economy. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (3-0) T
  • IMS 6V96 Regional Area Studies: Eastern Europe. History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Eastern Europe and their place in the world economy. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (3-0) T