Business Administration (MSc): International Management (track)

The International Management (IM) track is one of the seven tracks within the MSc Business Administration. The Master is the gateway for ambitious students with an entrepreneurial, global mind-set to an international career in business. You will gain a deep understanding of international management and you will be challenged to solve real-life cases presented by our corporate partners in the Business Lab of the MSc Business Administration. In these courses you will work with international students from all seven tracks and learn to collaborate successfully in a diverse and multidisciplinary team.

  • The IM track focuses on the macro-level supranational policy frameworks and national business systems in home and host countries, as well as micro-level foreign market entry modes, and the pace and scope of internationalization strategies.
  • This rigorous academic programme equips you with the necessary conceptual and empirical tools and skills to excel and build successful international careers.
  • 50% of the this track is made up of international students from more than 30 different countries and the track has a highly international staff representing 10 different nationalities from three different continents.

One Master's programme, seven tracks

The Master's in Business Administration allows you to choose a top-level academic specialisation track in one of seven disciplines. Learn more about the tracks on the MSc Business Administration general page

In addition to a preferred track, you may choose from a wide range of elective courses, like Branding, Leadership, Management Consulting or Sustainability. This gives you the opportunity to tailor the programme precisely to your own personal preferences and skills. More information about the courses can be found  in the Course Catalogue.

Examples from the classroom

What distinguishes successful MNEs from failures. Why are some firms better at negotiating the complexities of the international landscape – adapting to cross-border differences in politics and culture, and even taking advantage of such differences – while others underestimate these obstacles or fail to negotiate them effectively? You will identify the strategies and tools that managers can use to gain success in foreign markets, often against the odds.

Student experience

Read what Thomas Hobbelink has to say about the International Management track.


IM alumni hold positions in MNEs such as Trade Marketeer, Management Trainee, Consulting Enterprise Architect, Technology Consultant, Digital Marketing specialist and Franchise coordinator. Learn more on the Career page.


After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Business Administration and the title Master of Science (MSc).

Rankings and reputation

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and lecturers. Read more about our rankings and reputation.

Degree programme
MSc International Management
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
CROHO code

Published by  Economics and Business