International Business & Sustainable Development

Features

Upon completion these courses you will

 Have the skills to manage in a global business environment

 Develop an insight into the challenges facing the contemporary international organization

√ Understand the challenges and opportunities in emerging markets

Practical-oriented program

A diverse and global network

Campus: Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands

The MBA specialization International Business & Sustainable Development explores business issues facing international managers working both in developing and emerging economies. The specialization offers courses on:

No business can operate successfully today without understanding the interconnectivity of the global economy. This course will cover some of the major forces that are aff ecting the contemporary business environment, ranging from the repercussions of the 2009 fi nancial crisis and the role of the BRICs, as well as addressing of the UN sustainable development goals, the Rio +20 agenda and the needs of the circular economy.

Innovation is a key driver providing managers with new market opportunities. This course gives you a contemporary perspective on innovation. It highlights the importance of green innovations that reduce environmental risks and ecological scarcities and which create solutions for sustainable development. Moreover, it provides a platform for developing inclusive innovation, showing how high performance products and services can be created for bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers.

No business functions without people, and being able to manage this essential resource effectively, is crucial to any business leader. International Human Resource Management focuses on activities such as recruitment, training and development, compensation as well as performance appraisal. Moreover, the course gives you an insight into the importance of labor mobility in the global economy, with particular reference to how highly skilled immigration, refugees and migrants play an essential role in meeting today’s skills shortages.

Understanding how value is added to goods as they move around the world, is essential for any global manager. In the course Fair Trade & Global Value Chains you will learn about sustainability in the global value chain, from raw materials to finished products. Furthermore, you will gain insight into the importance of industry clusters and governmental regulations that are engaged at each stage of the products’ development.

⇒ Above are 4 specialization courses only. Click here for full curriculum.

Benefit from MSM global community and enjoy unlimited network opportunities:

The 2-week specialization module at Maastricht School of Management (MSM) - the Netherlands- takes place each year in June/ July. This specialization weeks in Maastricht bringing together all students from MSM on-campus MBA programs, the online MBA and participants from MSM's Global partner Network to jointly follow the specialization courses. This provides students a unique opportunities to interact with more students coming from all corners of the world and from a diverse range of professional backgrounds. An ideal chance to further expand your network.

Deepen your knowledge through the interactive format

The 4 interactive courses that dive deeper into specific topics will give a competitive edge in your career. Company visits, guest lectures, case studies and group discussions are all part of the interactive set-up of these courses to ensure maximum application of knowlege

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