The International Business program takes place over 3 terms. Thus, during the 1st term of the International Business program, you will learn the International Business Foundations and familiarize yourself with the latest trends in the international arena.
In the 2nd term, you will be able to understand different regional spotlights and how to innovate when doing international business. Moreover, you will work on a Company Consulting Project to put into practice what you have learned in class.
Finally, in the 3rd term, you will need to work on your Master Thesis, supported by the TBS faculty. Additionally, you will have the chance to undertake a 4-to-6 month internship in a renowned national or international company.
Throughout the whole course of the MSc International Business, you will benefit from our Soft Skills Certificate and the Company Visits Program.
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International Business Foundations
This academic block is divided into 5 modules, designed to provide you with sound fundamentals in international business.
International Business in Action
This academic block of the MSc International Business Program is divided into 4 modules based around the understanding of different regional spotlights and the impact of innovation when doing business.
Soft Skills Certificate
Working towards this certificate will allow you to develop your management and leadership skills and improve the relational and behavioral abilities you need to make the most of your career in international business. This certificate, included in the MSc International Business program, is the result of a joint collaboration between 26 lecturers and professionals in leadership and management and the TBS Career Starter service.
Company Consulting Mission
Try out your skills as a consultant during a practical consultancy assignment for two weeks during your MSc International Business program!
A representative from a TBS partner company will send you a letter of engagement on a current strategic issue.
TBS lecturers will support students to work on a strategic plan to analyze the company’s competition and positioning. They will then put forward suggestions on strategy and operations to respond to the challenges facing the company.
This hands-on task will let you put into action the skills and knowledge you have gained over your business international studies.
- Aerospace Valley
- Cap Gemini
- Comtesse du Barry
- Continental Automotive
- Mars Petfoods
- Rockwell & Collins
Company Visits Program
Students will be invited to visit different international companies over the course, to see how they operate first-hand. Each visit will be directly related to modules on the MSc International Business course and student projects.
Companies visited during previous academic years include:
The master’s in International Business includes writing an individual dissertation on a current international business issue from an academic or professional perspective. This essay will be part of the body of work on the study, analysis, formalization, and abstraction of the subject. Your dissertation must include the concepts below:
- Motivation: Justification of your chosen research topic
- Resourcefulness: Showing the skills to plan and write a research project
- Creativity & Common Sense: Demonstrating a structured and logical methodology
- Cross-functionality: Problem-solving through a multidimensional approach
You must submit a master’s thesis in order to graduate.
You will have the opportunity to work as an intern at a national or international company over a period of 4 to 6 months. Although you do not need to complete an internship in order to graduate, TBS encourages you to do so to supplement your education with professional experience in international business, as it would help towards better professional integration.
Students who complete an internship will be awarded 10 extra ECTS credits for their new skills. While you study international business in Europe you will have the chance of discovering the exciting environment full of prestigious companies and getting to know international students from all over the world.
How do I find an internship?
TBS Career Starter will offer advice and support to help you develop your skills, as well as providing you with the professional tools to find the right internship for your career. You will receive individual coaching so that you make the most of your time as an intern.
It can be difficult to find an internship, and it requires persistence, autonomy, and initiative. You will get support at the Career Starter workshops, which will help you boost your employability on your internship search.
Over previous academic years, students from Master of Science in International Business have interned at the following companies and organizations, to name a few: