MSc International Business

MSc International Business

This MSc emphasises the knowledge and skills of managing the internationalization of business.

It produces managers and leaders with a global mindset capable of operating globally as well as in a variety of national environments.

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DurationDuration: 18 months   
LanguageLanguage: English   
TuitionFeesPresential: 450 hours   
Appli FeesCredits: 90 ECTS   
CampusCampus: Toulouse, Paris, Barcelona   
ModeRhythm: Full-time   
Appli FeesIntake: Sept. 14th   


Demand is growing for graduates who understand the global context of business: from the challenges of conducting cross-border business activities, to the cultural and ethical issues that affect business.

Students will increase their understanding of global markets and various regions of the world. They will learn about country-specific business practices and be challenged to explore business phenomena from different perspectives.

With strong conceptual underpinnings, the MSc is also highly practical in orientation. It emphasizes the skills of working, managing and leading in various organizational settings (i.e. MNE’s, SME’s) embedded in diverse cultural, social, economic, and political contexts.

Thanks to the professional nature of the lectures, students will benefit from networking opportunities with seasoned International Business practitioners.

The skills and knowledge acquired will be valuable to employers faced with the challenge of opening and integrating multiple markets and achieving cohesion and collegiality in increasingly diverse workforces.


Program Calendar

Program Design

This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.

Professional expertise

8 Course units:

1. Issues and trends in International Business
Objective: Against a background of radical change in the landscape of international business, this unit – through a combination of leading-edge research and practitioner testimonials – aims to develop students’ appreciation of a range of contemporary issues impacting firms’ international business operations and understand how managers are responding strategically to them.

2. International strategy and organisation
Objective : To expose students to the choices facing international and internationalising firms about which products to offer around the world, how to compete in international markets, where to locate and how to coordinate their worldwide activities effectively.

3. International business development
Objective: To develop students’ capacity to identify and assess appropriate sales markets and sourcing locations in a variety of organizational and environmental contexts.

4. Managing business operations globally
Objective: To develop students’ understanding of specialist business functions and how they are performed in different international contexts.

5. Managing people globally
Objective: To help students appreciate the strategic choices that firms face when developing their HR policies and practices whilst developing appropriate knowledge and skills to undertake country studies which allows for comparative analysis of employment systems in different parts of the world.

6. Innovating in International Business
Objective: To enable students to recognize and analyse the growing role of entrepreneurship in a global economy and encourage them to understand the distinctive nature of entrepreneurial behaviour across countries, and at the organizational level as firms cross national borders.

7. Regional spotlights
Objective: To introduce students to significant historical, political, economic and demographic factors in specific regional contexts, and help them to identify the specific opportunities and challenges that they pose to firms doing business there.

8. International Business research methods and dynamics
Objective: To prepare students for designing and conducting a research project with state-of-the-art research methods and tools in International Business.

Soft Skills Certificate

Career StarterCertificate designed by 26 professors & leadership and management professionals in collaboration with TBS Career Starter.
“Soft Skills” are intrapersonal and interpersonal skills that create the conditions for a successful and sustainable team and allows to effectively manage your career.

2 Courses units:

Management and leadership skills
Objective: Acquire nine key competencies to lead teams and manage your professional career.

Management and leadership skills

Career agility
Objective: Reveal your talent and make evolutionary choices in accordance with your deep aspirations.

The Career Starter is a support center that helps students define and develop their career project. Through several lectures, workshops, individual tests and coaching sessions, a specialist will support each student from their first questions to looking for the right internship or job.
Coaching: we support you in your reflection on your skills, strengths and areas for improvement. Through personality tests and individual coaching, we link this self-knowledge to your ambitions and career choices.
Personal Branding: you will participate in workshops to build your CV and e-portfolio to best highlight your experiences and skills for your future employers.

Consulting Mission

A unique exercise that is a major asset in your program!
For the account of prestigious TBS partner companies, students, coached by the professors, carry out a strategic diagnosis aiming to analyze its competitive position, then propose strategic and operational recommendations to meet its challenges.

Examples of partner companies
Aerospace Valley, AIRBUS, Cap Gemini, Comtesse du Barry, Continental Automotive, EY, Hilti, Mars Petfoods, Motorola, Thalès, Rockwell & Collins.

Cap Gemini EY Aerospace Valley Airbus
Continental Automotive Comtesse du Barry Hilti Mars
Motorola Thalès Rockwell & Collins  

Master Thesis

Objective: Increase your brain agility to anticipate and solve complex business issues in your field of expertise.

Each student in this MSc program is required to write a dissertation which addresses a current issue in management from an academic or professional perspective in his field of expertise.

The student thus contributes to the study, analysis, formalization and abstraction of the identified problem.

In-company Work experience


Students may carry out an internship in the company of their choice for a period of 3 to 6 months. This internship is not mandatory for the validation of the diploma but allows students to obtain 10 additional ECTS credits.

Professor of International Business
Department: Strategy and entrepreneurship

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Professor of International Business
Department: Strategy and entrepreneurship

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Academic requirements:

  • Direct access to MSc:
    • 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent
    Students with a for 3-year Bachelor Degree or equivalent (180 ECTS). TBS PREPARATORY PROGRAM builds up business and leadership skills in order to help international management students enroll successfully in the TBS Master of Science program of their choice.

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Language level:

  • For programs taught in English: English mother tongue OR TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / FCE / CAT 165
  • For programs taught in French: French mother tongue OR B2 OR equivalent

MSC Deadline to apply:

  • Visa required: June 30th
  • No visa required: September 1st

This Master of Science prepares you for the following job categories:

  • Business Development Manager
  • International Sales Manager
  • International Procurement Manager
  • International Business Advisor / Consultant
  • Country / Subsidiary Manager
  • International Marketing Director
  • International Economist
  • Business Advisor
  • Management Consultant
  • General Manager

Fees : starting from 16 500 €.

The cost of this training includes:

  • All academic fees, including business visits.
  • Access to our virtual campus and all online educational resources.
  • Access to career starter services (CV workshop, business forum, etc.)
  • Access to the network of 46,000 alumni.


  • SCHOLARSHIP: TBS is entitled to receive higher education scholarship students: mobility grants, state scholarships, merit scholarships (Eiffel, Marie Curie), TBS Foundation scholarships. (contact the school)
  • PERSONALIZED SCHEDULE: TBS welcomes students who wish to discuss their personal situation. TBS grants payment schedules from 1 to 4 instalments, or by monthly instalments during the course.
  • STUDENT JOBS: our student associations offer paid assignments on behalf of companies or individuals throughout the year.