Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman

Joint Masters of International Management with University of Redlands

Managers and future managers need highly developed skills and the confidence to lead, to launch and sustain successful careers. The Master of International Management program emphasizes the leadership and communication skills required of effective managers on the international level.

This program is especially valuable for professionals who are interested in developing, inspiring, and leading with authority, as well as deepening knowledge of the human side of management. Students examine and develop their international managerial and leadership skills through coursework, internships, and travel opportunities. Students in the MIM program emerge as confident global leaders and compelling speakers. Throughout the program, students must demonstrate their ability to understand and analyze international management and organizational challenges. Based on their analyses, students create possible solutions and evaluate the appropriateness of their recommendations. They analyze their experiences from each course and integrate their insights into a comprehensive final presentation which often serves as a proposal for change in their workplace.

Kyiv National Economic University, in cooperation with the School of Business at the University of Redlands in California, is excited to offer a Master in International Management (MIM) program—taught entirely in English—that offers such benefits (Pending WSCUC approval).

Students can earn a Master in International Management degree that is awarded jointly by the two Universities upon meeting the requirements of both institutions.  Both Universities share responsibility for the design, delivery, and quality of the programs, thereby affording students the opportunity to earn their degree from two distinguished and accredited educational institutions in Ukraine and the US.  Because instruction and coursework both in Kyiv and Redlands is entirely in English, students must possess advanced language capabilities and be ready to improve further their communication skills in English.   

Students in the Joint MIM program combine study at KNEU with a summer semester comprised of three courses at the University of Redlands located near Los Angeles in southern California.  These three courses are offered in the June to August period and provide, along with optional excursions throughout southern California, a truly global perspective to your studies.  Additionally, students have the option to complete the final term—comprised of the joint thesis and the second half of the internship—in residence at either Kyiv or Redlands (additional tuition may apply).  Successful students will be conferred their degree that clearly reflects the joint nature of the award and will become alumni of both institutions. 

Because students in the Joint MIM program work continuously towards their degree with no summer break, they complete their studies in 16 months.  In competitive employment markets, such continuous study enables students to graduate more swiftly and focus on developing their careers with an advanced international business credential in hand.  

Upon completion of the MIM program, students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge across management disciplines to assess and manage organizational complexity in international businesses;
  2. make effective recommendations to ensure competitiveness based on the application of management theory to practice;
  3. apply enhanced self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve greater managerial effectiveness and leadership potential;
  4. effectively participate in and direct multinational teams to achieve institutional goals;
  5. synthesize critical features of an issue or set of issues and communicate a well-defined, specific, and insightful statement that incorporates evidence in a reasonable and persuasive manner;
  6. evaluate and apply effective and flexible strategic approaches in response to a dynamic global environment;
  7. critically evaluate the transfer of decision making authority across complex, international corporate networks;
  8. recognize and solve ethical management challenges.

The MIM  program includes the following course schedule: 

Term 1 (KNEU) Core 1
September 1 to early-December (14 weeks)
Global Economic Context for Management
International Operational Management
Managerial Performance and Assessment
Term 2 (KNEU) Core 2
early-December to early-March (14 weeks)
International HR Management
Fundamentals of Decision-making and Project Management
Strategic Management and International Competitiveness
Term 3 (KNEU) Core 3 + Internship A
early-March to early June (12/14 weeks)
International Marketing Management
Internship A
Term 4 (Redlands/KNEU) Core 4
early-June to end-August (12 weeks with 8 week URSB residency)
Business, Ethics, and Society
Organizational Behavior/Theory
Integrative Management Consulting Capstone
Term 5 (KNEU) Joint Thesis and Internship B
early-September to early-December (14 weeks)
Joint Thesis Preparation/Presentation (URSB or KNEU) 
Internship B  (URSB or KNEU)

Admission Requirements

The admissions period for applicants to KNEU’s English-language Masters degree programs closes on August 1.

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • official application form
  • official transcripts from every college or university attended reflecting an undergraduate degree in economics or business-related field (Note: no portion of a college record may be omitted from consideration of eligibility for admission, and undergraduate level coursework competed more than 7 years before the application date is considered obsolete and cannot be transferred or used to waive Joint Masters admission or degree requirements);
  • official results of two-part KNEU entrance exam (for Ukrainian applicants) or entrance interview (for non-Ukrainian applicants);
  • minimum overall TOEFL internet-based (or equivalent) test score of 85 with a score of 24 on the writing portion; alternative internationally recognized tests such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores at band 7 or above may be considered equivalent;   
  • copy of birth certificate;
  • copy of passport;
  • photos, size 60 x 40 mm;
  • for Ukraine period of study:
    • medical health certificate (for non-Ukrainian applicants), certified by an official health authority of the country of origin and issued no more than two months before arrival for study in Ukraine
    • proof of health insurance (except for Ukrainian and foreign applicants from the countries with agreements on free provision of emergency medical assistance);
  • for US period of study:
    • student financial documents using either the University of Redlands Certificate of Finances form or current bank statement showing adequate amount to pay for tuition & fees, living expenses, books, and health insurance
    • proof of health insurance according to the US Department of State requirements.

Contact Information

For more information contact us at:  You can also phone us at 38-050-385-60-36, Monday through Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. East European Time.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Last redaction: 21.06.19