MSc in International Management, Sustainability Systems Track

The Sustainability Systems track reflects the need for future managers and leaders to understand the complex interplay of political, economic, environmental and social systems as they strive to build and manage the organization of the future. This is particularly critical when designing business or non-profit practices where these systems vary greatly in their dynamics around the globe. In addition to your core requirements, you can take advantage of the opportunity to participate in a Sustainable Development Practicum in India, as well as understand issues relevant to sustainability management through elective choices such as “Geopolitics of Emerging Economies,” or “Complex Emergencies, Natural Disasters.”

Core Courses: 

BA5001 Accountability & Representation

Management accounting and control entails the processes managers use to make decisions based on costs and organisational performance and to exert influence other members of the organisation in order to accomplish organisational strategies. The course aims at providing an understanding of the issues around that goal, presenting the main managerial accounting and control tools and systems. We will discuss their implementation in concrete organizational settings. A particular emphasis will be put on human dynamics, motivation, recognition, goal congruence, etc. The course will be a combination of cost determination and management analysis with focus on both traditional and contemporary concepts. We will begin by examining how product and customer costs are estimated and the impact this information has on the organization’s strategy formation and decision-making. The focus will be on cost behavior and will help develop your ability to use cost information in decision-making. We will then proceed to an in-depth examination of cost information for decision-making in both short and long term situations, highlighting some of the potential traps for managers in using management accounting information and control systems out of context or inappropriately. The course will conclude with a discussion of various methods managers use in performance evaluation, illustrating how managers may use some of the tools we learned in the course.

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BA5025 Organizational Analysis & Human Resources

This course offers an in-depth overview of Management & Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources concepts, including conventional and critical management studies, sociological and psychological approaches. Focus on understanding of structure and work organization; the impact of technology; organizational culture; managers and decisions; power and organizational control; human resource management and the future of work.

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BA5035 International Financial Management

The course will focus on the international and multinational aspects of Corporate Finance decision-making in the context of global financial markets and capital formation.

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BA5060 Sustainable Business

In the last decades, the market economy has started an evolutionary journey that has now reached a level requiring fundamental changes in corporations. This course is designed in response to these changes. It introduces business students to sustainable business management practices and to the role of the private sector in global sustainability development and environmental initiatives.

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Thesis/Internship & Seminar: 

BA 5095 Thesis & 

BA5099 Thesis Methodology Seminar

or

BA5098 Internship

Internships are commonly pursued in organizations with sustainable business management, corporate social responsibility, or cross-cultural management initiatives. They are subject to the Program Director’s approval and can be completed in a variety of institutions depending on students’ interests and initiative. The University cannot guarantee placement in an internship but will provide assistance with the internship search. Students must have completed their first semester of MA studies and should contact the Internship Office early for registration purposes.

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BA5007 Personal Leadership Development

Professional skills development seminar including self-branding, career management, interviewing and media training, networking, transferable skills, etc. Intended for students in career transition or on a career track.

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Sustainability Systems Track Courses:

Choose 4 courses (16cr) among approved listings of available graduate offerings, 2 must be among BA offerings, 2 are selected among approved available graduate offerings in CM or PO:

  • Business Ethics and Business Law
  • Development Communications
  • Sustainable Development Practicum
  • Women, Conflict Res., & Internat’l Law
  • Negotiation Simulation
  • Complex Emergencies, Natural Disasters
  • Civil Society: Internat’l & Comp. Persp.
  • Politics & Economics of Global Media
  • BA/PO/LW/CM 5091 Topics (as relevant to management or one of the tracks)
     

Elective Module

Choose 1 module from the second/third semester elective course offerings

 

Credit Model

 

  CREDITS PER COURSE NUMBER OF COURSES TOTAL CREDITS
Core Courses 4 4 16
Elective 4 4 16
Elective Module 2 1 2
Thesis/Internship Seminar 2 1 2
Internship/Thesis 4 1 4
      40

 

Timeline

1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER 3RD SEMESTER
2 core courses 2 core courses 1 elective module
2 elective courses 2 elective courses Thesis/Internship
Thesis/Internship Seminar
16 credits 18 credits 6 credits

 

**Please note that U.S. Federal regulations state that AUP students receiving federal loans cannot do their Internship or write up their thesis in the United States. However students can do an internship in the US when it is not in pursuit of their studies.

See the tuition and fees for this program.