Master of Science in International Management Studies
36 semester credit hours minimum
The MS degree is obtained by completing satisfactorily a 36 semester credit hour program beyond prerequisite courses for the Jindal School of Management graduate programs. The program provides students the opportunity to learn in-depth the fundamentals of (1) functional areas of management, (2) international management, and (3) cultural, sociopolitical, and geographical constraints affecting international business decisions. It also provides educational opportunities for the student with non-business undergraduate training to prepare for a career in the management of international trade and industry.
Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.
Basic Business Core: 8 semester credit hours
All students enrolling in MS IMS must complete the following Basic Business Core Courses:
- FIN 6301 Financial Management requires OPRE 6301 as a prerequisite or corequisite or a substantial background in statistics leading to a waiver of the requirement by instructor consent.
IMS Foundation Courses: 11 semester credit hours
IMS Electives: 6 semester credit hours
Select a minimum of 6 semester credit hours from the following:
Free Elective Courses: 11 semester credit hours
Four semester credit 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 with the Jindal School of Management:
Additionally, up to 6 semester credit hours of a graduate level language courses may be applied to your degree plan as a free elective. The following are the list of courses available with the university:
Areas of Concentration
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 semester credit hours of IMS foundation course and 6 semester credit 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.
Supply Chain Management: 12 semester credit hours
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
Foreign 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. UT Dallas has organized study abroad opportunities in Latin America, Western Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and Eastern Europe. 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. Area study course is preceded by two weeks of seminar and followed by two weeks of post-trip seminar. Regional Area Studies course(s) may be repeated for credit if regions of study differ.
Students are encouraged to complete the basic core courses before beginning the advanced core courses. International Strategic Management (IMS 6360) serves as the capstone course and should be taken during the last semester prior to graduation. The classes for this degree are largely offered in the evenings.