Master 1 International Management (Full Time Programme)

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Applications for the academic year 2021:

  • February 1 to March 26, 2021

Publication of admission results:

  • June 7, 2021

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The TSM Master in International Management is an EPAS-accredited programme.

EPAS is delivered by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). It is the most thorough programme accreditation system for business and management programmes with an international perspective.


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Are you looking for an international career? Are you attracted by supporting companies to develop their international business? Do you feel inspired by working with people from different cultures? Then the Master in International Management (MIM) is just for you!


The Master in International Management (MIM) is a full-time degree over two years, entirely taught in English and designed for International and French university graduates.

The Master offers high quality teaching from internationally renowned professors, a truly multicultural work environment with students coming from all over the world, and close relationships with the business world thanks to strong partnerships built over ten years.

Since the beginning of the Master, students from 35 nationalities have graduated and constituted a vivid network of more than 300 alumni.


By the end of the Master in International Management, students will be able to:

  • Discuss international business situations and issues ;
  • Apply theoretical and conceptual elements to the analysis of international business situations ;
  • Use methodological tools and frameworks in business analysis and development ;
  • Design relevant recommendations on international business situations based on methodological tools and frameworks ;
  • Comprehend different ways in which international business affects society and the environment ;
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently both in written and oral modes ;
  • Operate in a multicultural environment (negotiate, manage, lead)


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UE 01 - Strategic Management

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
    - Master the concepts of strategy and be able to mobilize the various disciplines of management (HR, finance, accountancy, marketing, etc) to understand a company strategy.
    - Understand the bonds between diagnosis, strategic choices and strategic implementation.
    - Apply strategic management tools to real organizational situations.
    - Make credible recommendations.

    Managerial skills outcomes
    - Analytical capacity through case study exercises
    - Competitive and business intelligence skills
    - Team work and decision making in groups
    - Lead a debate or discussion

    Link to programme
    The introduction course is positioned at the beginning of the first year of the master. It is designed for the student to get a holistic vision of strategic management. After this introduction to business and corporate strategy, during the second semester of the first year, the students will develop a finer-grained knowledge of international strategy in the “International Strategy” course. In the second year of the master, they will gain refine their knowledge in strategy in the “Advanced Strategy and International Business Development” course.

    There are 7 lectures associated with 6 tutorial sessions in smaller groups. During lecture classes, student participation is encouraged to facilitate a co-construction of the course. Then students implement the concepts seen in class with case studies in tutorial sessions. Before the tutorial, the students have to read the case study, then, during the tutorial all the students answer some questions and write a report (in a group of 3 to 5 students with diverse backgrounds). To enhance the students’ flexibility and their capacity to adapt to changing rules, during every session, one group performs an oral presentation or leads a debate between the groups, or synthesizes information that they gathered from the others groups...In every report that they deliver, student are asked give their opinion and defend it in a convincing way using the appropriate tools presented during the lectures. Students are also evaluated on their capacity to express themselves, support their opinions effectively and convince an audience in their oral presentation.

    During the semester, the students are expected to work regularly as the strategic management course is intense. In addition to the 6 hours of presence in class per week, the students should dedicate minimum 3-4 hours a week to the reading and preparation of the case studies.

  • Prerequisite

    Bachelor level in management.


UE 02 - Management Information System

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Learning objectives
    Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to be informed actors in the design of digital information systems in their company: they will be acquainted with management information systems, and will have a good understanding of designing and querying a database.

    Learning outcomes
    By the end of the module students will be able to:
    - Understand what a management information system is
    - Design and query a database within the framework of a precise activity
    - Control the essential functions of a database management system

    Contribution of this module to the programme
    Working in an organization involves dealing with a digital information system, whatever function the students may get involved in after graduation.

  • Prerequisite

    Confidence with Windows operating system and basic Office pack.


UE 03 - Quantitative Data Analysis

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Quantitative analysis is essential for business decision-making. This course provides students with an understanding of the purposes and limitations of quantitative analysis. They will become familiar with some of the core concepts and tools of statistical analysis and will learn to use the open source package R. During TD sessions, students get the opportunity to gain practical experience and apply these topics to data. For the group project, students will collect, present and analyze data.

  • Prerequisite

    The open source package R is required for this course. It is free. You can download the software from The site has plenty of additional resources to help you get started. A useful guide for beginners is "Using R for Data Analysis and Graphics", a PDF of which will also be deposited in your Google drive folder.
    There is a learning curve for R, but it is not steeper than that for proprietary alternatives such as SAS or SPSS, and its capabilities far exceed those of Excel. You may struggle a bit at the beginning, but this is part of the learning process.


UE 04 - Accounting

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    The objective of this course is to provide the student an understanding of specific financial accounting and information issues in order to be able to perform a critical analysis of the financial information provided in annual financial reports. In accordance with this general purpose, specific learning outcomes are assigned to each of the two parts of the course.

    Students should be able to:

    1. Identify and comment the main parts of financial statements of an entity: define items of Statement of Comprehensive Income, Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Cash Flows and Notes.
    2. Manage the issue of international accounting differences and of the international accounting harmonization process: explain the main causes and nature of differences and describe the process of harmonization.
    3. Explain the links between local, consolidated and reporting financial statements of groups and companies.
    4. Describe internal control, concept procedures and requirements
    5. Define and understand the statutory/consolidated audit purposes, the importance of auditing and get an overview of the audit methodology (principles, audit phases, assessments, risk approach…).

  • Prerequisite



UE 05 - Organisational Behaviour

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

    Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

    • Apply organizational theories in order to describe and understand the diverse organizations they will face
    • Critically analyse the organizations of labour and to carry out improvements
    • Understand the impact of individuals, groups and structure on organizational efficiency
    • Identify and interpret components of organizational culture
    • Deal with conflicts, job satisfaction, and motivation
    • Understand the concept of leadership, leadership styles, traits, and types, and the evolution of leadership behaviours
    • Understand that effective leadership is a foundation for organizations to achieve goals
    • Apprehend organizational change situations, be able to analyse and comprehend focal issues

    Managerial skills

    • Analytical capacity through academic articles analysis
    • Train in conducting collective discussion and managing conflict through role play
    • Oral presentation skills including answering questions and managing interruptions and time keeping 

  • Prerequisite

    This course builds on topics covered in the course Corporate Strategy and prepares students for the courses in Cross-cultural management and International Human Resource Management during the second year of the Master.


UE 06 - Finance

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    This course aims to provide students with an introduction to some fundamental principles of finance, such as the evaluation and pricing of risk, project evaluation and capital structure decisions. The course will develop the principles from a theoretical perspective and then apply them to numerous practical examples.

  • Prerequisite

    Basic knowledge of accounting, financial analysis, mathematics.


UE 07 - Marketing

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Course description
    This Marketing course is meant to introduce the students to the language and issues of marketing with an emphasis on learning to develop responsive marketing strategies that meet customer needs. Topics include market segmentation and positioning, product development, pricing, distribution and promotion. By working simultaneously on both theoretical and practical levels, this course aims to deliver operational marketing skills.

    After this course, students should be able to:
    - Understand and analyze the role of marketing within the firm and society.
    - Understand and use the two parts of a marketing strategy: the target market and the marketing mix.
    - Identify and leverage the four basic variables in the marketing mix: product, promotion, price, and distribution.
    - Manage a new product/service launch strategy.

    Managerial skills
    - Manage a brand new product/service launch
    - Prepare documents, presentations, or products in professional manner for a client
    - Oral presentation skills

    Link to programme
    This course covers the basics of marketing in preparation for the International Marketing course in the Master 2. It is also complementary to the International Management and Strategy course taught during the second semester.

  • Prerequisite

    None, introductory course.


UE 08 - International Strategy

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    This course aims to equip students with core conceptual and analytical skills required to advise on, develop, or lead the international strategy of a company, business unit or cross-border team by revolving on four fundamental questions in international strategy: “What products”, “where to go”, “where to locate”, and “how to organise”.

    Specifically, on successfully completing this course, students will acquire how to:
    1. Write clear and concise international strategy statement for multinational
    2. Analyse international environment and identify international advantage
    3. Distinguish four types of generic international strategies
    4. Align four fundamental decisions with international strategies
    5. Write a meaningful, applied international business strategy report

  • Prerequisite

    1. Core concepts and rationales on strategy management
    2. General knowledge on strategy assessment
    3. General knowledge on strategy formulation
    4. General knowledge on strategy implementation
    5. Some knowledge on international trade theory (preferred not mandatory)


UE 09 - Business plan and Entrepreneurship

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Course description
    The management of innovative project is today a very widespread process in firms that consist in developing new ideas and accompanying their shaping-up transversally until they reach their market. It is equally essential in the most entrepreneurial forms of companies, as well as an approach shared by business developers.

    In this course, students will not only be presented with the necessary tool kit for the management of innovative projects, and presented with the state-of-the-art approaches used in companies therefore, but they will be offered the possibility to actually learn by using these tools, develop their own project, benefit team-building and working experience, coach follow-up, and enjoy numerous feedbacks at different stages of their work.

    They will be offered the possibility to communicate their ideas at different stages of maturity and through different communication formats, as well as get used to interacting on the basis on these oral presentations. The main stages and components necessary to build an innovative project will be presented, including through a few invited guest talks by practitioners, then implemented, with an special emphasis on the strategic dimension of innovative projects. Team work is the basis of this course, to favor cross-students know-how exchange and more widely guided methodological reflection, in the sense of the reflective practitioners advocated by Donald Schon in his book on managers.

    The intended learning objective is thus that students acquire the principle of innovative project management tools and methods with an experience of practical and guided implementation. 


    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    After this course, students should be able to:
    - Explain the overall culture of innovation in firms and the world’s most innovative firms
    - Discern major issues associated with companies implementing innovation processes
    - Understand and discuss the strategic dimension of projects
    - Recognize the conditions for success needed for new product development
    - Think dynamically about company strategy

    Managerial skills
    - Analytical capacity and ability to link real situations to concepts through case studies
    - Ability to discuss, debating issues, make collective decisions, and allocate tasks in a group
    - Ability to understand and problematize a case study, organize and collect additional information when useful
    - Improved ability to talk to an audience, to deliver a message convincingly in a short time, to handle questions and remarks
    - Develop PowerPoint presentation

    Link to programme
    Innovation in business is intricately linked to strategy, and graduates will need a good understanding of how to manage innovation. This course prepares students for further strategy courses as well as the company projects in the M2.

  • Prerequisite

    Courses in finance, accountancy, strategic management, marketing will all be useful and used by students in this course.


UE 10-1 - Introduction to research

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Course presentation:

    This course aims at introducing students to the nature, scope, and significance of academic research in management and to familiarize students to fundamental research methods.

    Students will complete an individual research proposal based on a business topic of interest, using selected scholarly and peer reviewed sources. The topic for the essay will have to be linked to ERS issues (Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability). Prior to the course, students will have to take the SULITEST ( to start evaluating their sustainability literacy and get familiar with ERS topics.


    Intended Learning Outcomes:

    Upon completion of this course, the student will be able:

    • To select a research topic and conduct initial research to develop appropriate problem statements
    • To develop a literature review on a research topic
    • To design an appropriate research method.
    • To demonstrate the scientific contribution and practical relevance of the research carried out.


    Link to the programme

    This course builds on "Quantitatve Data Analysis" and prepares students to write their Internship Report (First year) and their Internship Master Thesis (Second year). This course also help students to decide whether they are interested in following Msc in International Management and Strategy as a second year of the programme.

  • Prerequisite

    Bachelor level.


UE 10-2 - Introduction to Thai Culture

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    This module is open to students registered in the Double-Degree "International Management in Asian Context" with The College of Management of Mahidol University (CMMU) in Bangkok.

    As part of the first year of the double-degree, students receive a 12h introduction module dedicated to the Thai Culture and the Thai language.


    Intended Learning Outcomes

    • Familiarize with the Thai culture and the Thai way of doing business
    • Discover the Thai language


    Link to the programme

    This module is a first contact with the Thai culture for the students registered in the double-degree to get prepared for their second year at CMMU.

  • Prerequisite

    This module is only open for students registered in the Double-Degree "International Management in Asian Context".


UE 10-3 - Introduction to European Union and Firms

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    This module is open to student registered in the Double-Degree "International Management in European Context" with KU Leuven.

    As part of the first year of the double-degree, students have to participate in the International Study Visit (ISV) on European Union and Firms. ISV is a one-week programme (from the 18th of March until 22th of March 2019) consisting of lectures and company visits organized for students. Both the European institutions, recent developments in the European trade policy (such as Brexit, EU trade barriers, etc) and entrepreneurship within the EU are discussed.


    Intended Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the challenges of doing business in Europe
    • Familiarize with  the European Institutions and their governance


    Link to the programme

    This International Study Visit is a first contact with KU Leuven faculty and the Brussels Campus for the students registed in the double-degree to get prepared for their second year there.

  • Prerequisite

    None. The study visit is mandatory for students registered in the double-degree "International Management in European Context" (IMEC) and open to other MIM students in a limit of 10 sits.


UE 11 - Excel for Professionals

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    As companies often require interns to master the advanced functions of Excel, the course aims at training students on the use of Excel for professionals.


    Intended Learning outcomes and Managerial skills

    This module is designed to be highly practical and upon its completion students should be able to:

    • Master the basics and advanced functions of Excel
    • Be familiar with the major computing tools used in management
    • Design relevant tools for analysis and decision making in Excel.


    Link to the programme

    This course prepares students to further courses on International Management Control in the second year of the programme. This course is also highly relevant in preparation for the first and second year internships.


  • Prerequisite

    Basis master of Excel.



UE 12 - Professional Development Workshop

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes
    • Support the student in the construction of his professional project
    • Provide benchmarks for internship and job search tools and techniques
    • Promote the success of the internship period
    • Develop the skills to integrate and evolve throughout your professional career
  • Prerequisite

    None for the teaching unit.
    Each phase is prepared in advance by the student. This preparation is a prerequisite. All informations are given via Google Classroom.


    Prerequisites before each phase:

    • Having an up-to-date CV and one or more examples of cover letters
    • Performing Big Five & Belbin personality tests online
    • Recording your presentation video on easyRECrue
    • Writing a draft pitch
    • Creating your profile on Linkedin


UE 13 - Internship

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Students are required to do an internship in an international company, either in France or abroad, during a minimum of 3 months.

    The internship is meant to:
    - Apply the concepts/tools seen in class.
    - Develop professional skills
    - Build up and /or strenghten the student's professional project

  • Prerequisite

    All courses from the Master 1 in International Management.


Prerequisites applicable to all candidates

→ Successful completion of 180 ECTS

→ An English language test for non-English speakers (C1 required)

→ Examination of candidate’s application and possible interview

I chose the Master in International Management because I wanted to understand deeply how international companies perform their operations and take decisions. The best of this Master is its people, especially my international colleagues, coming from really different backgrounds. In all the courses there are team projects and presentations to push you hard to cooperate with your colleagues and improve your communication skills, which, from my experience, are essential in the professional world.

David SANTANA CORCHUELO - Class 2017/2018

PhD Student at TSM Doctoral Programme

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