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 20 MBA specializations; and
    • the choice of 75 exchange partners across the globe.
  • Professor Alexandra Campbell, IMBA Program Director
    Professor Alexandra Campbell, IMBA Program Director

Alumni Stories

From Mexico to Canada. Learn more about Regina Muggenburg Esteinou’s IMBA experience and how the program gave her the skills to succeed in an international career.

Study Options

Available delivery options

  • Full-time 20 months

Location(s)

  • Keele Campus Toronto, Canada
  • Miles S. Nadal Management Centre Toronto, Canada
Graduation Requirements
  • Curriculum Overview

    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
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    International Management Core Courses

    • CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIC THINKING
    • MANAGERIAL DECISIONS ANALYSIS
    • GLOBAL STAKEHOLDER STRATEGIES
    • INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES
    • INTEGRATIVE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES I
    • FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
    • THE ECONOMIC ENVIROMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
    • INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL FINANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
    • MANAGING PEOPLE AND TEAMS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
    • GLOBAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
    • INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES II
    • MARKETING MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
    • MARKETING MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
    • STRATEGY FOR THE GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
    • DESIGN, CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF PROCESSES

    Experiential Core Courses

    • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS
    • INTERNATIONAL WORK TERM
    • INTERNATIONAL FIELD STUDY
    • BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE I 0.00
    • BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE II 0.00

    Electives

    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.

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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?

Learn More: Graduate International Opportunities

  • Student Clubs

    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.

    Co-Curricular Activities

    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.