UT Dallas 2021 Graduate Catalog

Naveen Jindal School of Management

Master of Science in International Management Studies

36 semester credit hours minimum


Professors: Gregory G. Dess, Seung-Hyun Lee, Zhiang (John) Lin, Mike W. Peng, Cuili Qian, Riki Takeuchi, Wing Kwong (Eric) Tsang, Jun Xia

Associate Professors: Lívia Markóczy, Toyah Miller, H. Dennis Park

Assistant Professors: Emily Choi, Sora Jun, Sheen Levine, Junfeng Wu

Associate Professors Emeriti: J. Richard Harrison, Jane Salk

Clinical Professors: Britt Berrett, Shawn Carraher, Larry Chasteen, Marilyn Kaplan, Diane S. McNulty, McClain Watson, Jeff Weekley, Habte Woldu, Laurie L. Ziegler

Clinical Assistant Professors: Jeffery (Jeff) Hicks, Kristen Lawson, Kathryn Lookadoo, Sarah Moore

Professor of Instruction: Charles Hazzard

Associate Professors of Instruction: Maria Hasenhuttl, Hubert Zydorek

Assistant Professor of Instruction: Victoria D. McCrady

Professor of Practice: Rajiv Shah

Associate Professors of Practice: Jackie Kimzey, Margaret Smallwood

Senior Lecturers: Thomas (Tom) Henderson, Robert Wright

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in International Management Studies (MS IMS) is a minimum 36 semester credit hours degree program that enables students to strategically manage business operations in both domestic and international settings. Students learn about the analysis of functional areas of domestic and international management, while gaining practical and theoretical knowledge of cultural, sociopolitical, and geographical challenges and opportunities affecting international business decisions. Students must take core courses first, then electives and then courses from a specific concentration.

To apply for this degree program, an undergraduate degree is required (all majors are considered). Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in all graduate courses taken in the degree program, excluding program prerequisites to qualify for the MS degree. Students can obtain a double MS and MBA degree by taking a total of 63 semester credit hours (assuming they meet all the degree requirements for both programs).


Students pursuing the Master of Science in International Management Studies (MS IMS) degree program are required to complete one semester credit hour of MAS 6102 Professional Development course. Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites, however, the grade achieved in prerequisites will count toward the student's grade-point average (GPA). All program prerequisites must be satisfied within the first semester of graduate study as a degree-seeking student.

Course Requirements

Core Courses: 12 semester credit hours

Students are encouraged to take core courses before enrolling for elective courses.

IMS 6304 International Business Management

IMS 6310 International Marketing

IMS 6360 International Strategic Management

IMS 6365 Cross-Culture Communication and Management

Elective Courses: 15 semester credit hours

Choose five courses from the electives listed below. Students may also substitute only one three semester credit hour masters-level course from any unrestricted prefix offered within JSOM as a free elective in the degree plan.

BPS 6332 Strategic Leadership

BPS 6379 Business Strategies for Sustainability

BPS 6V99 Special Topics in Business Policy and Strategy

ENTP 6370 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IMS 6302 Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions

IMS 6314 Global E-Business Marketing

IMS 6341 International Human Resource Management

IMS 6362 Project Management in Engineering and Operations

IMS 6363 Regional Area Studies1

IMS 6V98 International Management Internship

IMS 6V99 Special Topics in International Management Studies

OB 6301 Organizational Behavior

OB 6303 Managing Organizations

OB 6307 Strategic Human Resource Management

OB 6331 Power and Politics in Organizations

OB 6332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

OB 6V99 Special Topics in Organizational Behavior

Areas of Concentration (9 semester credit hours)

The MS IMS degree program offers students opportunities to focus in a specific track or combination (optional) to obtain an in-depth knowledge in a business area depending on their interests.

Finance (9 semester credit hours)

FIN 6301 Financial Management

FIN 6308 Regulation of Business and Financial Markets

FIN 6310 Investment Theory and Practice

FIN 6322 Real Estate Finance and Investment

FIN 6330 Behavioral Finance

FIN 6366 International Financial Management

Human Resources/Organizational Behavior (9 semester credit hours)

IMS 6341 International Human Resource Management

BPS 6332 Strategic Leadership

OB 6301 Organizational Behavior

OB 6303 Managing Organizations

OB 6307 Strategic Human Resource Management

OB 6332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Information Management Technology (9 semester credit hours)

MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing

MIS 6319 Enterprise Resource Planning with SAP

MIS 6320 Database Foundations

MIS 6324 Business Analytics with SAS

MIS 6334 Advanced Business Analytics with SAS

MIS 6344 Web Analytics

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (9 semester credit hours)

ENTP 6315 Entrepreneurial Finance

ENTP 6360 Startup Launch I

ENTP 6370 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ENTP 6375 Technology and New Product Development

ENTP 6380 Market Entry Strategies

ENTP 6388 Managing Innovation within the Corporation

ENTP 6390 Business Model Innovation

ENTP 6392 Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector

Marketing (9 semester credit hours)

MKT 6301 Marketing Management

MKT 6309 Marketing Data Analysis and Research

MKT 6310 Consumer Behavior Science and Practice

MKT 6321 Interactive and Digital Marketing

MKT 6332 Advertising and Promotional Strategy

MKT 6339 Capstone Marketing Decision Making

MKT 6350 Marketing Strategy and Game Theory Framework

Supply Chain Management (9 semester credit hours)

OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis

OPRE 6302 Operations Management

OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics

OPRE 6340 Flexible Manufacturing Strategies

OPRE 6362 Project Management in Engineering and Operations

OPRE 6364 Lean Six Sigma

OPRE 6366 Global Supply Chain Management

OPRE 6369 Supply Chain Software with SAP

OPRE 6370 Global Logistics and Transportation

OPRE 6371 Purchasing, Sourcing and Contract Management

1. Students are encourage to take an international study trip (IMS 6363) to gain direct experience of business practices in an international setting.

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