International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) Program Details
The IMBA is a full time program for Canadian and international students that want to leverage their language skills and immerse themselves in real-world training and experiential learning. The program is 20 months, with a work term between your first and second year.
Here’s what makes the IMBA different:
- an international work term between first and second year (work in Canada if you are an international student or abroad if you are a Canadian student);
- language development (we support language training in six of the major languages used in global business – English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Japanese);
- professional development (networking skills, building effective resumes, and one-on-one coaching);
- the ability to select from Schulich’s 18 MBA specializations; and
- the choice of 75 exchange partners across the globe.
IMBA students are eligible for graduation upon the successful completion of the following degree requirements
- 30.00 credits including non-credit (0.00) International Management core courses
- 12.00 credits including non-credit (0.00) Experiential core courses
- 21.00 credits of electives
International Management Core Courses
- IMBA 5001 0.00 CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIC THINKING
- IMBA 5002 1.50 MANAGERIAL DECISIONS ANALYSIS
- IMBA 5003 1.50 GLOBAL STAKEHOLDER STRATEGIES
- IMBA 5004 1.50 INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES
- IMBA 5100 0.00 INTEGRATIVE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES I
- IMBA 5101 3.00 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
- IMBA 5102 3.00 THE ECONOMIC ENVIROMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
- IMBA 5103 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL FINANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
- IMBA 5104 3.00 MANAGING PEOPLE AND TEAMS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
- IMBA 5105 1.50 GLOBAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
- IMBA 5200 0.00 INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES II
- IMBA 5201 3.00 MARKETING MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
- IMBA 5202 3.00 MARKETING MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
- IMBA 5203 3.00 STRATEGY FOR THE GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
- IMBA 5204 3.00 DESIGN, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF PROCESSES
Experiential Core Courses
- IMBA 5000 0.00 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
- IMBA 5300 9.00 INTERNATIONAL WORK TERM
- IMBA 6200 3.00 INTERNATIONAL FIELD STUDY
- IMBA 511x 0.00 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE I 0.00
- IMBA 521x 0.00 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE II 0.00
IMBA students must take a minimum of 21.00 credit-hours of elective courses, and can take advantage of any specialization offered at Schulich. Unless a prerequisite is specified for a particular specialization, students are free to select their electives.
IMBA students are encouraged to add a second functional specialization to their degree and require only 9.00 credits to fulfill a specialization requirement. Select a specialization below to review the course requirements and electives for your area of interest. To browse all of our course offerings, please visit our Course Catalog.
- Arts, Media & Entertainment Management
- Business & Sustainability
- Business Consulting
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Financial Engineering (Concurrent Diploma Only)
- Financial Services
- Global Mining Management
- Global Retail Management
- Health Industry Management
- International Business
- Operations Management & Information Systems
- Organization Studies
- Real Estate & Infrastructure
- Social Sector Management
- Strategic Management
With 300 corporate and institutional partners globally, the Schulich MBA gives you the freedom to take your business education around the world.
Internationalize Your Credentials
- Learn how business is conducted in another region. Gain international work experience while earning credit for your degree.
- Experience unique industry perspectives firsthand during a South American study tour as you visit mining, agriculture and not-for-profit sites in Santiago, Valparaiso and Lima.
- Spend a semester abroad studying at any of Schulich’s 75 partner business and management schools in 40 cities around the world.
Where will your IMBA take you?
Engage with your Graduate Business Council (GBC) to connect with fellow Schulich students taking the Schulich MBA or other master’s level program, and join one or several of over 30 student clubs and committees.
Participate on a sports team, attend a conference, or compete in case competitions. At Schulich, you’ll have numerous opportunities to make new friends and enrich your formal, in-class learning with co-curricular activities, both on and off campus.Visit the Student Life page for more!