MSc in International Management: NGO and Mission-Based Management Track

The MSIM program offers a specialized track in mission-based management and sustainability systems to allow students increased focus and commitment, in their future careers, to ethical strategic problem-solving. The track prepares students, specifically, to work in non-governmental organizations and other mission-based organizations dedicated to social issues. The core competencies gained in this track,  such as in finance, strategy and operations, as well as leadership and negotiation, are relevant across the playing field, should you choose to work for an NGO, in the social sector, or for a business or corporation. When interacting with communities and their stakeholders, these skills allow students to navigate the permeability of the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors, to efficiently manage, for example, special resources and outcome reporting skills. While NGO’s have adopted conventional management techniques to manage their performance and effectiveness, social enterprises borrow frameworks and techniques from the NGO sector. No matter the type of structure you enter upon graduation, this track will prepare you for the efficient management of international, hands-on projects. 

Structure

Alongside the core modules of the MSc in International Management, you will take the following track-specialty courses:

Core Courses

  • BA5024 NGO Financial Management
  • BA5055 NGO & Mission-based Management

Track-relevant content is also a part of the learning objectives of several core courses and electives. Graduate advising focuses on offering you customized readings, research opportunities and further resources specific to your interests, and the end-level assessments offer another way to differentiate your degree. Moreover, if you are interested in taking this track-specific focus further, you may complete a research project, a professional experience or further directed studies in these areas. 
 

Requirements

Requirements and credit counts differ for the various Master’s programs at AUP. Please note that all requirements from previous years can be found in our archive catalogs.

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 will be placed on probation. Only two grades of C (or C+) may be counted towards an M.Sc. degree. Students do not earn credit for grades below C.

All courses carry four (4) credits unless otherwise noted.

Course CodeCourse Name
BA5001Accounting and Management Control
BA5012Management and Ethics Theory
BA5021Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
BA5024NGO Financial Management
BA5035International Financial Management
BA5041Marketing Strategy(2 credits)
BA5055NGO & Mission-based Management (2 credits)
BA5062Managment of Complexity
EC5063Economic Analysis for Management (2 credits)
BA5071Strategic Management (2 credits)

 

Plus (2 credits)

Course CodeCourse Name

BA5019

or

BA5099 

Consulting Methods

or

Thesis Methodology Seminar

 

Electives

Course CodeCourse Name
 Chosen from the graduate course offerings. No more than six cross-disciplinary credits may be taken as electives.

** GR5005 QUANTITATIVE PLATFORM FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (2 credits) may be required pending placement test results.

 

Internship or Thesis (6 credits)

End-level completions are either a thesis or internship. 

Course CodeCourse Name

BA5095INPR

or

BA5098INT

Thesis (requires BA5099)

or

Internship (requires BA5019) 

** GR5005 QUANTITATIVE PLATFORM FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (2 credits) may be required pending placement test results.

 

 

    FallSpringSummerFall 2
    3 courses3 courses1 courseInternship/Thesis*
    2 two-credit courses2 two-credit courses2 two-credit courses 
     Thesis Methodology or Consulting Methods Seminar (2 credits)  
    16 credits18 credits8 credits6 credits

    * The length of the internship or thesis may vary, however — many students choose to take additional time for these components. 

    FallSpringSummer
    3 courses3 courses1 course
    3 two-credit courses2 two-credit courses1 two-credit course
     Thesis Methodology or Consulting Methods Seminar (2 credits)Internship/Thesis*
    18 credits18 credits12 credits

    * The length of the internship or thesis may vary, however — many students choose to take additional time for these components. 

    Fall (1)Spring (1)SummerFall (2)Spring (2)
    2 courses2 coursesNo courses3 coursesInternship/Thesis*
    3 two-credit courses3 two-credit courses Thesis Methodology or Consulting Methods Seminar (2 credits) 
    14 credits14 credits 14 credits6 credits

    * The length of the internship or thesis may vary, however — many students choose to take additional time for these components. 

    Fall (1)Spring (1)Summer (1)Fall (2)Spring (2)Summer (2)
    2 courses1 courseNo courses2 courses2 coursesInternship/Thesis*
    2 two-credit courses3 two-credit courses 1 two-credit courseThesis Methodology or Consulting Methods Seminar (2 credits) 
    12 credits10 credits 10 credits10 credits6 credits

    * The length of the internship or thesis may vary, however — many students choose to take additional time for these components. 

    Spring (1)SummerFallSpring (2)
    3 courses1 course3 coursesInternship/Thesis*
    2 two-credit courses2 two-credit courses3 two-credit courses 
    16 credits8 credits18 credits6 credits

    * The length of the internship or thesis may vary, however — many students choose to take additional time for these components. 

    Spring (1)Summer (1)FallSpring (2)Summer (2)
    2 coursesNo courses3 courses2 coursesInternship/Thesis*
    3 two-credit courses 3 two-credit coursesThesis Methodology or Consulting Methods Seminar (2 credits) 
    14 credits 18 credits10 credits6 credits

    * The length of the internship or thesis may vary, however — many students choose to take additional time for these components. 

     

    Spring (1)Summer (1)Fall (1)Spring (2)Summer (2)Fall (2)
    1 courseNo courses2 courses2 courses2 coursesInternship/Thesis*
    3 two-credit courses 2 two-credit courses1 two-credit course  
       Thesis Methodology or Consulting Methods Seminar (2 credits)  
    10 credits 12 credits12 credits8 credits6 credits

    * The length of the internship or thesis may vary, however — many students choose to take additional time for these components.