Master of Science in International Management (MSIM) - Business and Sustainability

Franklin University Switzerland
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Fall 2024
International Management - Responsible Management and Climate Change

About this program

Master of Science in International Management (MSIM) - Business and Sustainability

On the Business and Sustainability track, you will learn about the social and environmental challenges that multinational corporations face daily. Track-specific courses will introduce you to the business approach to climate change and how to deal with severe and often unforeseeable consequences for human life and business conduct.

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Admission requirements

Is this track for you?

If you are curious about what makes multinational corporations sustainable, have a global mindset, and are committed to working in multicultural teams, you will get the most out of this track. Our partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) lets you see into the work of a UN agency during a six-week practical experience. After finishing this track, you’ll be set for a career at the intersection of business and international organizations.

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Program content

Fall Courses

During this term students will learn leadership and management in a participative and collaborative setting. The pace of this term is intense, and the experience provides the foundation for transformation. At the end of the term students will begin to be empowered as change agents. Faculty and instructors, many who are pioneers in their spheres of competence, share their expertise with students.

  • International Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Resp Mgt for Sustainable Business
  • Challenges in the New Global Marketplace
  • Global Issues and Responsible Leadership
  • International Business Economics
  • Managerial Finance

Spring Courses

In the Spring semester, students will be engaging in 11 courses, rooted in International Management, with 5 key common courses and 2 courses per concentration with content that is more specific to each track. These courses are designed and will be taught by Franklin’s faculty and partners, coordinated by the Division of Business and Economics.

With the Individual Learning Journey component, students will have the opportunity to build their own learning plan with activities and projects related to their specific concentration, with the support and guidance of the Concentration Coordinators.

Common Courses

  • Cult Intelligence Diversity Pract Bus
  • Digitalization and Future of Business
  • Thesis and Methodology
  • Innovation and Design Thinking
  • Practical Experience-Climate Action

Business and Sustainability Track

  • Understanding Environmental Issues
  • Corporate Climate Action

Scholarships & funding

Over 85 percent of Franklin students receive financial aid. As an institution Franklin offers scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. Additionally, students may receive aid from various external programs based on citizenship, need, and other factors. Together we create a financial aid package and carefully guide you through your financing options to help you afford your education.

For more information on scholarships, please visit the institute's web-page.


2023 - 2024 Tuition

CHF 25,000

Tuition for the Master of Science in International Management is paid in Swiss Francs.

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Franklin University Switzerland

Founded in 1969, Franklin University Switzerland is a private, independent university that is located on a hillside in the beautiful city of Lugano. The university offers an innovative approach to liberal arts education and places an emphasis on experiential learning...

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Franklin University Switzerland

Via Ponte Tresa 29
6924 Sorengo (Lugano)

Phone no: +41 91 985 22 60

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