The IMBA program is unique as it is the only two year-two degree program in the nation that involves multiple partnerships. UMSL is proud to hold a student body that comes from more than 100 countries which tremendously enriches our students' learning experience while in the IMBA program. As our students in the IMBA program have to complete an internship, it is worth noting that the College of Business Administration has the largest internship program in the St. Louis region and is the only university in the U.S. with a Fortune 200 corporate headquarters on its campus
Format: The unique format of the program allows participants to enroll in two graduate business programs simultaneously - UMSL and one of our global partner institutions in Taiwan, China, Japan, India, Mexico or France.
Focus: The International MBA is just the program for those seeking a rewarding, challenging and exciting way to obtain two high-quality MBA degrees and valuable international experience. The IMBA focuses on international markets, importing and exporting, multinational finance, strategy and managing global enterprises in both traditional and nontraditional, as well as emerging and growth economies.
Regardless of the location, courses are taught in English. In the first year of the program participants will study abroad and complete an international internship. In year two, they return to St. Louis and complete the advance studies. Participants have the opportunity to develop relationships with cohort peers and develop friendships with students from all of the global partners in the second year when students come to St. Louis. The result is a truly global peer group and network. International MBA participants enjoy the best of both worlds.
While the program demands a high level of commitment, the unique format means that the investment of time, effort and money generates a maximal return.
Faculty: The faculty at UMSL's College of Business holds advanced degrees from some of the world's most prestigious universities. The professors in the International MBA program are experts in their fields and at the cutting edge of business knowledge. They have published numerous scholarly articles and books in their respective disciplines, and many serve as consultants to the business community. The quality of our faculty (and our program) is reflected in the fact that this International MBA program is unique among MBA programs offered by any accredited College of Business in the region.
"Our IMBA program prepares future leaders of international enterprises with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the intricacies of the international market. Due to the integrative nature of our IMBA program, students gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience that helps them develop critical capabilities in succeeding in the international environment, above and beyond what is found in a traditional MBA program".
Dr. Janet Y. Murray - E. Desmond Lee Professor for Developing Woman Leaders and Entrepreneurs in International Business and among the 25 most prolific scholars in International Business Research