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International Management and Leadership

The Master in International Management and Leadership programme is unique among science and management master programmes due to providing a strong and advanced foundation in management while offering an opportunity to specialize in business management and environmental management as specific specializations. It will promote critical thinking and helps students to become responsible future leader, choose a role within an organization and contribute to its further development, or start their own business. The application of new innovations, technologies and associated know-how, including the transfer of technology knowledge through new courses and training will be a powerful driver of economic growth and sustainable development in the Western Balkans.

The programme was highly evaluated by the International Expert Panel during the International Accreditation Process receiving perfect scores across the board. The accreditation certificates can be found at the bottom of the page, while the assessment report can be found here:


Master degree in International Management and Leadership (IML): 2 years (120 ECTS)

  • Specializations in:
    • Business Management
    • Environmental Management

Course outline

Semester 1 Semester 2
  • Management and Organizational Studies
  • Financial Management – Core Concepts and Applications
  • Business and Natural Environment
  • EU Integration and Policies
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Marketing in the Global Environment
  • Positive Leadership
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • EU Markets and International Trade
  • Electives (2 must be chosen):
    • Circular Economy
    • Cost-based Management
    • Innovation, Product and Process Management
    • Research Methods in Management Science
Semester 3
Specialization: Business Management Specialization: Environmental Management
  • Strategic Thinking and Management
  • Business Management
  • European Economics and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development
  • Electives (2 must be chosen):
    • Logistics and Supply Chain and Management
    • Managing Professional Relationships at Work
    • Managing Sales and Customer Relationships
    • Business and Employment Law
  • Applied Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Waste and Air Management
  • Landscape Management and Spatial Planning
  • Electives (2 must be chosen):
    • Environmental Law
    • Agricultural and Resource Policy
    • Water Resource Management
    • Natural Disaster Risk Management
Semester 4
  • Mandatory Internship:
    • Internship report
  • Master Thesis

*Note – this is a sample course outline – actual units studied may vary.

Enrollment Requirements

In order to be considered for admission at the master program students must prove the completion of a Bachelor degree in the relevance with the program of at least 3 years or 180 ECTS is mandatory.

In addition, applicants to the study programmes need to fulfill the criteria below:

  • Minimum average grade of 7.5 (Kosovo Grading Scale) or 7 (IBC-M Scale)
  • Advanced English language skills;
    • TOEFL iBT: minimum 82 points, no less than 20 in each category
    • IELTS: 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in writing
      • For students with no standardized test scores:
        • IBC-M Written Entry Exam for English Assessment
        • Interview with IBC-M English Lecturer
  • Passed IBC-M admission interview; and
  • Working experience or internship completed is preferable.
    • As per legal instructions in Kosovo, working experience includes volunteering, internships, as well as other professional engagements.

Students applying from abroad also need to demonstrate their English language as part of the admissions process. They need to provide:

  • A letter of motivation, written in English;
  • An official transcript of the grades from their completed Bachelor Degree.
  • Proof from previous HEI if programme completed was in English. Diploma Supplement should state language the programme was completed in.
  • A certificate of English Language proficiency from an internationally recognized assessor (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, etc), with minimum level of B2 or equivalent, in line with the Common European Framework Reference. More detailed information about international standardized English exams can be found below at the admission section for local students.
  • An interview, conducted in English, over Skype.

Career prospects

The current education market in Kosovo and Western Balkans is lacking programmes that enable students to learn about the effects of business and other economic and social activities and their effects on the environment. This programme aims to provide the market with potential managers and administrators that will enable businesses and other entities to contribute towards a higher efficiency of the work processes within their sectors, thus contributing to an overall increase of sustainable development.

Some of the Professions graduates of this programme will be qualified for are:

  • Business Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Environmental Manager
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Budget Analyst
  • Contract Administrator
  • Public Utilities Manager
  • Quality Control Auditor
  • Environmental education officer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Credit Manager/Loan Officer
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Staff member of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
  • Corporate Sustainability Consultant

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