Petra is stressed. Due to her global responsibilities at the headquarters of a Swiss SME, she once again has to visit the company's subsidiary in Mexico at short notice to assist the local team with the local implementation of a global project. She really enjoys doing that, but now her own training plans have to wait yet again.
With the Master of Advanced Studies in International Management (MAS IM), the Lucerne School of Business already offers a fully taught-in-English program for precisely this target group. Starting from fall 2023, the proven content in the modular program will now be further developed to allow for even greater flexibility. The MAS program is characterized on the one hand by on-site weeks that can be planned over the long term, where the internationally recruited participants meet locally in Lucerne, Bangkok, Vancouver, or San Sebastian for intensive exchange, company visits, and instruction with experts from academia and practice. On the other hand, participants are accompanied by a comprehensive range of digital teaching and learning content as well as online coaching from HSLU experts, which can be individually embedded in professional and personal planning.
The comprehensive implementation of flexible, digital elements to the face-to-face teaching units now also enables an individual start to the MAS, depending on a candidate’s own preference and availability for the face-to-face weeks integrated into the program. For example, those who would like to start with an international week in Bangkok in February 2024 can still register until November 1, 2023. Co-program director Prof. Dr. Ingo Stolz remains convinced "we don't just advertise internationality, we live it through and through. For professionals and executives who really want to study in an international environment and embark on a continuing education journey, we offer internationality in all dimensions: international content, lecturers, fellow students, experiences and travel!".
The MAS IM consists of two compulsory CAS of 15 ECTS points each: the CAS International Management and the CAS Leading Global Teams and Projects; a third CAS can be chosen depending on previous degrees and prior knowledge.