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Master 1 International Management (Full Time Programme)

e-learning Full time programme English-taught programme

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Audrey ROUZIES
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Virginie INCHAUSPE
Administrative Officer

master.international@tsm-education.fr

Applying to the Programme

The school is no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

For the 2022-2023 school year, expect to submit your application during the month of March though times may vary depending on the programme.

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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.

 

This Master 1 can be completed in mobility abroad. All information about studying abroad

 

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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UE01 Strategic Management

ECTS : 6.00

HCM : 33.00

Language of instruction : English

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Course description

    This blended course mixes asynchronous and synchronous learning sessions. It aims at training students to run an entire strategic diagnosis from external and internal strategic analysis to strategic decision making. Students are also encouraged to focus on strategic implementation and make credible and relevant recommandations after running a strategic diagnosis.

     

    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

     

    Active participation in this course should enable students 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
    This course is positioned at the beginning of the first year of the master in International Management. It is designed for the students 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 refine their knowledge in strategy in the “Advanced Strategy and International Business Development” course.

  • Prerequisite

    Bachelor level in management, in economics or related disciplines.

UE02 Quantitative Data Analysis

ECTS : 6.00

HCM : 21.00

HTD : 18.00

Language of instruction : English

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    This course is designed to assist students in developing a clear understanding of quantitative data analysis and interpretation techniques. The aim of this course is to give a coherent view of quantitative methods that are used in government agencies, large firms,  consulting firms and academic research. 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.

     

    Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

    • Understand basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics
    • Assess the correctness and relevance of statistical claims including those in the popular media
    • Master hypothesis testing and linear regression analysis using the R programming language
    • Design a relevant data analysis protocol
    • Choose relevant variables and statistical tests to test a set of business related hypotheses

     

    Managerial Skills:

    Once in a firm, graduates should be able to choose the appropriate statistical technique in order to analyse different quantitative problems. They will be able to run the statistical analysis with R software and provide clear recommendations based on the results of the quantitative analysis. Moreover, they should be able to criticize any quantitative analysis and check the robustness of any empirical project they could be faced with.

     

    Link to the programme:

    The techniques acquired in this course will help the students for future courses such as "Finance" or  "Introduction to Research". They will also be useful for the "Company Projects" and the "Internship Thesis".

  • Prerequisite

    The open source package R is required for this course. It is free. You can download the software from http://www.r-project.org/. 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.

UE03 Accounting

ECTS : 6.00

HCM : 21.00

HTD : 18.00

Language of instruction : English

  • 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 (accounting and auditing).

    By the end of the module, 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…).

     

    Managerial Skills:

    • Group project management
    • Problem solving
    • Presentation skills
    • Capacity to critically assess financial information
  • Prerequisite

    Bachelor in Management or Economics

UE04 Organisational Behaviour

ECTS : 6.00

HCM : 33.00

Language of instruction : English

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Course description

    This module focuses on the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Core theories and contributions from the fields of management and organizational behavior will be reviewed in order to provide a framework and tools for understanding and analyzing issues relevant to individual and group behavior in organizational contexts.

     

    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

    Active participation in this course should enable students to:

    • develop knowledge about the field of organizational behavior;
    • gain experience in applying management and OB knowledge to issues relevant to business organizations and practicing managers; 
    • gain experience in communicating their analyses, conclusions and recommendations in a professional manner;
    • develop the ability to critically analyze, assess, and deal with the managerial and organizational implications of OB issues at the individual, interpersonal/group, and organizational levels of analysis;
    • reflect on their own personality as well as on their own values in relation to the matters and issues discussed in the course;
    • develop awareness of, and reflect on the ethical concerns and social implications related to issues discussed in this course.


    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 

     

    Link to the programme

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

  • Prerequisite

    Bachelor degree in Management or Economics

UE05 Managing Business Information and Technology

ECTS : 4.00

HCM : 15.00

HTD : 24.00

Language of instruction : English

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    This course is an introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS) and to one of their main issues: data management. The first goal is to present MIS and how they can help businesses accomplish their goals and objectives. The second and main goal of this course is to present data management: the essential rules allowing the design of a coherent database within the framework of a precise activity, and the query languages that allows a user to profit from a database. Acquired competences must allow the students to be able to design and exploit a database within the framework of their professional activity, and to be informed actors in the design of information systems in their company. The concepts seen in this course are implemented through the database management system (DBMS) Microsoft Access.

     

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the module students will be able to:

    • Propose solutions to inform data management in organizations
    • Design and query a database within the framework of a precise activity
    • Team work and project management skills


    Managerial outcomes

    Working in an organization involves dealing with a digital information system, whatever function the students may get involved in after graduation.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.

     

    Link to the programme
    This course is design to help the students handle their "Company Projects" in the second year of the programme. The technics seen during this course will also be useful for the module "International Management Control" in the second year of the programme. This course is complementary to the course "Excel for professionals".

  • Prerequisite

    Confidence with Windows operating system and basic Office pack.

UE06 Excel for professionals

ECTS : 2.00

HCM : 18.00

Language of instruction : English

  • 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.

UE07 Finance

ECTS : 5.00

HCM : 33.00

Language of instruction : English

  • 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.

     

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the time value of money and its applications in project valuation
    • Apply the concept of diversification so as to be able to optimize portfolio choices
    • Evaluate risk using the Capital Asset Pricing Model
    • Discuss choices for the sources of finance of a corporation

     

    Managerial Skills

    • Value a cash flow stream and thereby take better investment decisions
    • Assess the risk premium required for specific financial and real investments. This will help explain to shareholders how investment decisions will create value for them
    • Communicate with finance specialists within a corporation or bank

     

    Link to the programme

    This course builds on the "Accounting" and "Quantitative Data Analysis Module" of the first year of the programme and prepares students for the course "International Management Control"  of the second year.

  • Prerequisite

    Basic knowledge of accounting, financial analysis, mathematics.

UE08 International Marketing

ECTS : 5.00

HCM : 33.00

Language of instruction : English

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Course description

     

    What makes marketing across different country markets different from marketing to one single-market? The course discusses the specifics of international marketing across various real-life case examples and underlines the major differences between marketing internationally or nationally: a higher need for information, more complexity, additional sources of risks and opportunities, and a higher need for coordination. International marketing encompasses more than the decision to enter a new market and sell goods and services to local customer segments: it relates to the configuration and coordination of going and being international and potential feedback reactions of decisions in one marketing on other markets.

     

    Intended Learning Objectives

     

    Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

    • Understand and assess the major challenges of enlarging the company's activities internationally;
    • Master the basic concepts of internationalization strategies and the management of a company's international marketing activities;
    • Define and develop a company's internationalization process and its management over several country markets;
    • Master the process of designing, implementing, and controlling the global marketing programme;
    • Address and analyse the main issues in international marketing: standardization versus adaptation; 
    • Apply the concepts by discussing real-life case studies.

     

    Managerial skills

     

    • The course has a clear decision-oriented approach: it is structured according to the main decisions marketers face in connection with the international marketing process.
    • By adopting marketing officers’ roles across multiple case studies, students will be put in the situation of making decisions in international marketing and thus, evaluate the impacts and feedback reactions of decisions.

     

    Link to the programme:

     

    This class is part of the 1st year of the MIM programme and introduces the specific challenges of marketing strategy across international markets.

     

    In class and out of class workload

     

    Every week, the student is expected to attend 1.5/2 hours of course (synchronous sessions), 3 hours of tutorial (starting in week 2) and to dedicate 2 hours to the personal homework (readings and asynchronous sessions)

  • Prerequisite

    Bachelor degree in Management or Economics. Students with no knowledge in management will take advantage of the first session to get introduced to the principles of Marketing.

UE09 International Strategy

ECTS : 5.00

HCM : 33.00

Language of instruction : English

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    The course aims to present various forms of internationalization, from multinationals to exporting SMEs, from progressively internationalizing companies to born globals. The discussion of issues related to coordinating international activities and associated organizational issues is also part of the content addressed.

     

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    After this course, students should be able to:

    • Identify drivers and barriers of internationalisation strategies
    • Distinguish strategic options for doing business abroad
    • Analyse the potential of different international markets
    • Assess the fit between business and corporate strategies and foreign market entry and expansion modes
    • Design and implement an international strategy


    Managerial skills

    • Use appropriate frameworks to make business decisions
    • Critically analyse data and actions
    • Synthesize information and make focused presentation

     

    Link to the programme

    This course builds on the concepts, frameworks and tools seen in the first semester in the "Strategic Management Module". This couse also prepares students to master "Advanced Strategy and International Business Development" and "Export and International trade" in the second year of the programme.

  • 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)

UE10 Business plan and Entrepreneurship

ECTS : 5.00

HCM : 33.00

Language of instruction : English

  • 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 to convince an audience


    Link to programme
    This course builds on the concepts, tools and frameworks seen in the "Strategic Management" course and  prepares students for further strategy courses ("Advanced strategy and International Business Development") as well as the company projects in the second year of the programme.

  • Prerequisite

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

UE11 Introduction to research

ECTS : 2.00

HCM : 12.00

Language of instruction : English

  • 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 (www.sulitest.org) 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.

    Students will have to take the SULITEST prior to the first lecture. Their score obtained for this test will be discussed and served as a base for deciding on which topic they want to write their essay about. To take the SULITEST, students will receive an email with login and password information prior to the first lecture. The SULITEST takes on average 30-40 minutes and thanks to the web-based platform, students will be able to prepare and take the test from home prior to the beginning of the course.

UE12 Internationalisation and professionalisation

ECTS : 2.00

HCM : 12.00

HTD : 24.00

Career development and internationalisation

ECTS : 2.00

HTD : 24.00

Language of instruction : English

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    The aim of this module is to:

    • improve their knowledge of the world of practice
    • support the students in the construction of their professional project
    • provide toolkit for internship and job search tools and techniques
    • promote the success of the internship period
    • develop the skills to integrate and evolve throughout their professional career

     

    By the end of the module, students should be able to:

    • develop and improve self-awareness
    • get prepared physically, intellectually, and mentally for interviews
    • improve behaviour and communication style

     

Introduction to management in Europe / in Asia

HCM : 12.00

Language of instruction : English

  • Presentation and intended learning outcomes

    Introduction to management in Europe

    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 21st to 25th of March 2022, 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

     

    Introduction to management in Asia

    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
  • Prerequisite

    None.

     

UE13 Internship

ECTS : 6.00

Language of instruction : English

  • 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

Following the first year, the second year of the Master International Management (MIM) offers students various training paths, in the form of three tracks:

 

Other programmes

Bachelor 1 Global Management (Full-time programme)

Bachelor 2 Global Management (Full-time programme)

Bachelor 3 Global Management (Full-time programme)

Master 2 International Management (Full Time Programme)

Master 2 International Management in Asian Context - IMAC (Full Time Programme)

Master 2 International Management in European Context - IMEC (Full Time Programme)