IEMBA Program Description
The IEMBA emphasizes the practical application of principles that govern international business with a curriculum tailored to the lives of working professionals. The program is based on an American-style curriculum-a series of intensive seminars-taught by professors with real-world experience who also teach in some of America's top business schools.
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Why Managers Choose the ISM IEMBA
The IEMBA program has two terminal degree options:
The program's flexible curriculum integrates all the managerial functions and disciplines: decision-making tools, marketing, managing operations and information, financial analysis and control, managing for productivity and performance, the global business environment, and strategy. It provides candidates a balance of quantitative and qualitative business disciplines and faculty members ensure that skills developed in one area are applicable to the other.
Candidates have the opportunity to fulfill their degree requirements through a combination of seminars in one or several of our locations, and e-learning.
The program is based on an American-style curriculum and centers around a series of highly interactive and intensive seminars delivered by a diverse group of professors, all of whom are respected experts in their fields. Candidates are taught how to immediately apply newly acquired skills and knowledge sets, in solving problems relevant to their current business activities to solidify the learning experience.
The e-Learning Option
E-learning offers students the flexibility of studying anywhere in the world and at any time. The scheduling and pacing of these modules are designed to be compatible with the lives of working professionals.
E-learning modules remain open for a one-year period; students may enroll any time during that one-year period and take up to three months to complete. Modules are taught by teachers specifically chosen for their areas of expertise and experience.
E-Learning modules include, but are not limited to: Business Ethics, Dynamic Strategic Management, and Effective Brand Management.
Management Skills Assessment
As part of the IEMBA degree requirements, students must complete two Management Skills Assessments. The assessments each take the form of a case study analysis and provide an opportunity to conduct in-depth research on an assigned company. In return, students receive a detailed assessment of their work that will contribute to setting personal academic standards for future coursework while at ISM. Students complete the first case analysis before starting their program and the second case analysis towards the end of their studies at ISM.
The final requirement of the IEMBA program involves researching and writing a Master's Thesis under the guidance of the Dean of the IEMBA Program. The chosen topic must be original and pertinent to current international business theory and the student's current or future professional responsibilities. The purpose is to demonstrate the student's understanding of how conceptual knowledge or academic theory applies in specific contexts.
Once the thesis has been submitted to and approved by the ISM Thesis Committee, the student is eligible to receive his or her IEMBA degree, provided that a minimum of 31.5 credits of coursework and the two Professional Assessment Evaluation Case Studies have been successfully completed.
To receive the IEMBA degree, students must complete:
The tables below further illustrate the credit breakdown of the ISM IEMBA degree:
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