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Master of Science (MSc) – International Business

Master of Science (MSc) – International Business

Become a cosmopolitan manager and pursue your career well beyond Canada’s borders. Whether you choose the thesis or supervised project stream, you’ll gain far-reaching knowledge of the globalization issues facing businesses.

Your Training

  • Advanced concepts linked to market globalization, and skills needed for an international career in both industrialized and emerging economies.
  • Acquisition of relevant knowledge in marketing, strategy, finance or economics.
  • Development of the ability to react appropriately to specific risks and to major international changes such as regulatory developments, financial risks, health, social and environmental issues, for example.
  • Development of skills in strengthening international collaborations, in corporate social responsibility, as well as in improving innovation, knowledge and business network management.
  • Team of multilingual professors from diverse cultural backgrounds with extensive international experience.
  • Truly international: in fact, half of the students come from over 15 different countries.
  • French language courses and the Experience Quebec course can help international students integrate into the Quebec and Canadian job markets. This pathway is offered to most students who choose the supervised project stream.

"The multicultural environment at HEC Montréal facilitates a better understanding of diverse business cultures and cultural traits. The quality and guidance in academic research was definitely a key aspect of why I chose the program to hone my skills in international business."

Sergio-Andres Paier-Falla, student, Master of Science (MSc) – International Business.

Research in Your Field of Study

  • Chair in International Economics and Governance
  • Group for Research on Decision Analysis (GERAD)
  • Centre for Research on Social Innovations (CRISES)
  • Mosaic, creativity and innovation hub
  • International Management (IM)
  • Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO)
  • Groupe de recherche en affaires internationales (GRAI)

Put Academic Theory into Practice

Campus Abroad is a 2- to 3-week intensive course in one of 8 selected countries to learn about the challenges of doing business in another country and meet with company managers.

Join the Global Business Forum. Its mission is to foster awareness and exchanges related to cultural and business networks in developing countries. Conferences, networking events and round tables are organized around themes such as doing business in emerging economies like Russia, Africa and Latin America.

A step towards your future career

Organizations trust the expertise acquired by students with this master’s degree. This is evidenced by examples of recently proposed thesis topics and supervised projects.

  • Analysis of the agri-food sector business models in Africa
  • Creation of a commercialization plan specifically for Australia or Japan
  • Development of a post-COVID-19 strategy for business partnerships between France and Quebec
  • Identifying the best self-financing practices in the NPO sector (Haiti)
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on global value chains and the implications for global governance
  • Innovation configurations in the Rioja wine SMEs

Your Future Outlook

Positions held by graduates of this program:

  • Associate
  • Key account manager
  • Research analyst
  • Sanction request coordinator

This program is also offered in French

Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – affaires internationales

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Program details
45 Credits
  • Full time
  • Part time   
  • Day
Instruction mode
  • On-site
  • Côte-des-Neiges

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