Master of International Business (MIB)

What is the MIB ?

The IAM Master of International Business (MIB) is a unique degree that combines business and international affairs to prepare future decision makers for their role in international organizations. Designed to cultivate a global mindset necessary for an international management career, the MIB is entirely taught in English.

The two-year curriculum develops deep competency in international business practices in compliance with a nuanced understanding of the global business context. It sharpes students’ ability to recognize the impact of geopolitics, law, culture, and society on the world of business. While covering the standard global business affairs, the MIB program brings the African continent and its business opportunities to the shore, using case studies of international companies active in West Africa and beyond.

The classes have been carefully de- signed and sequenced to build knowledge, skills, and competencies in finance, marketing, operations, economics, and strategy.

Why the MIB ?

- A generalist program with a special focus on international aspects of business and management to meet the changing needs of today's global companies.
- An International Business program that also teaches the Business environment of African and other emerging countries.
- An enriching multicultural learning experience in Dakar, a regional economic hub and port city.
- A program recognizing the high demand for intercultural awareness and contextual Intelligence skills.
- A program utilizing both practitioner and academic expertise within its teaching staff.

MIB career prospects

The aim of the program is to equip MIB students with the skills necessary for diverse career paths, providing the opportunity to work in varied roles and geographies.
The MIB could thus lead to the private sector with an international focus, political risk analysis or banking in the emerging markets. Why not become a responsible for policy work or corporate social responsibility in a company or work for NGOs with business-related missions, such as microfinance and business development ? You could also end up working for a government or international organizations like the World Bank or the African Bank of Development.

MIB Course description


MIB Admission

We admit candidates holding the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree (Bachelor, licence, maîtrise, Master, DEA, diploma, according to the education system) and an A1 English Level.

Optional French classes (a 90-hour evening and weekend intensive French course is offered to non-francophone)

Academic results

We admit candidates with an undergraduate average of 3 out of 4 but candidates with a 2.5 average or equivalent may also submit an application but are not automatically admitted.

English level requirements

Results indicated for any of the following tests taken within the previous two years may be accepted:

  • TOEIC Test of English for International Communication:750/990
  • TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language “Paper Based”: 549/650
  • TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language “Internet Based Test”: 79/120
  • IELTS International English Language Testing System: 6.5/9
Documents to submit with the admission application

  • Resume
  • A motivation letter outlining the reasons why the candidate wishes to be admitted into the program
  • For francophones: the results of a recognized English proficiency test (see language requirements above)