Are you working in an international context, or planning to do so in the future? This program will provide you with tools and frameworks to better understand the international business context, make robust strategic decisions, and manage diverse human resources.
WHY INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT?
The objective of the program is to provide students with key theoretical concepts and frameworks and an ability to apply these in practice. The program emphasizes both the external cultural and institutional context as well as firm-level strategy, structure and managerial challenges. Throughout the modules, we focus on combining theoretical and experiential learning by integrating discussions of theoretical frameworks and tools with business interactions and insights from practitioners. We have structured the program around the following key issues:
- The International Context: How do the cultural and institutional contexts influence international firms? Where and how should a firm internationalize?
- Strategy and Organization: Are there new strategic decisions that arise when you internationalize? How can firms position and organize themselves to succeed internationally?
- Managing the Multinational: How can firms achieve knowledge transfer? Should expatriates be used in foreign markets? How can firms integrate geographically spread organizational units?
- Emerging Markets: Are there specific challenges when operating in emerging markets? Do firms from emerging markets differ in how they compete?
This is an inter-disciplinary program that incorporates international strategic management, international business, cultural studies, and other social sciences. There will be numerous opportunities for the sharing of practical experiences and networking. The program is particularly suited for managers and professionals in the private and public sector that work in an international context.
The program includes a study-trip to Shanghai. All classes will be conducted in English.
Fourth module in Shanghai
This programme provides first-hand experience of different cultures and utilizes these in a comparative analysis of relevant issues within international management. It focuses both on the European business culture as well as cultures in emerging economies, like China.
In module four we visit Shanghai, where we meet executives from international companies in combination with lectures from Chinese Professors from Fudan University. Examples on earlier topics are Chinese economy - an overview, trends and challenges of Chinese firm's Internationalization.
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?
The programme is ideal for managers, project leaders and professionals in the private and public sector who have, or wish to have, international assignments and responsibilities. The programme actively stimulates network building through experience sharing among students.
This master programme is 30 credits. The programme is taught over the course of one year and consists of five modules. The modules are three-five days each. The fourth module takes place in Shanghai. The remaining four modules are taught at BI's facilities.
You receive a diploma for each accomplished Master of Management programs (30 ECTS). Completion of three Master of Management programs rewards candidates with an Executive Master of Management degree diploma, disclosing three chosen programs with a total of 90 ECTS.
Read the admission requirements for this programme.
There are no requirements for prior knowledge beyond the admission requirements.
Exam fall 2018/spring 2019
The students are evaluated through an individual home assignment and a (final) term paper. The term paper accounts for 60% of the total grade, and may be written individually or in groups of maximum three persons. The individual 72 hour home assignment accounts for 40% of the total grade
Teaching language is English.
A syllabus is available in the student portal for applicants who have been admitted to the programme. Username and password for the student portal will be sent to you before the start date.
The tution fee is normally charged in two installments, one in advance of each semester. You will find the invoice under My invoice in the student portal.
See Tuition Fees at BI Norwegian Buisness School for complete overview.
"Having graduated from good universities in the past, I was keen to find one that has strong world ranking and international accreditations in business. I looked at other universities in other countries too but this programme fits the bill of what I was looking for. "
Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Rolv Petter Amdam has been Visiting Fellow at Harvard Business School and other universities. He is researching the internationalization of Norwegian firms as well as the international development of top executive education.
Birgitte Grøgaard conducts research on topics related to multinational enterprises such as market entry strategies and headquarter-subsidiary relations. She also has experience from the oil and gas industry and management consulting.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like further information about our Executive Programmes.
Oslo: fall 2018/spring 2019
Module 1: 09.10 - 12.10
Module 2: 19.11 - 22.11
Module 3: 29.01 - 01.02
Module 4: 24.03 - 28.03 * Shanghai, China
Module 5: 08.05 - 10.05
With all of our master programmes, you will have a direct contact person who will be available from the time of application until the final exam.
- Oslo: Djordje Maric:
Telephone - +47 98 25 17 85 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org