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International Master of Business Administration

The International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a distinctive program for uniquely qualified individuals. We seek students who have already acquired functional fluency in another commercial language beyond English, and are passionate about leading and transforming organizations in the global economy.

During this two-year rigorous business program, students will study abroad for one year in one of our partner universities, gain practical experience through an international internship, and earn two degrees. Our partner schools in Europe and Asia provide outstanding opportunities for study and work experience.

Our ultimate goal is to equip students with the skills and experience needed to become contributing citizens and community leaders, and to provide them with the connections necessary to launch their successful international careers.

We invite you to learn more about our IMBA program by exploring our website or, better yet, coming by our campus to talk with the current IMBA students and faculty members who make this such a great program.

Gerald Gao, Director International Business Institute

Gerald Gao
Director International
Business Institute

Dr. Joseph Rottman, Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs

Dr. Joseph Rottman

Associate Dean of Graduate
and International Programs

Student Testimonials

MiHsuan Hsieh


Puming Yeh, IMBA student from Taiwan

Puming Yeh, IMBA student from Taiwan

"The UMSL IMBA program provided a good opportunity for me to discover this world. Spending one year in the UMSL IMBA program helped me expand my global view by gaining a high quality education, and by making friends from many different countries. The advisors were always friendly and willing to help. They made me feel comfortable to talk to them if I was struggling with anything. The UMSL IMBA program also provided many opportunities to connect with people from different industries that could help me with my future career. I have changed a lot and have become a better person because I chose the UMSL IMBA program."



Yimei, "Jessica" Jin
Board Secretary & CHO
TusPark China - Jiangsu

"The IMBA program was an extremely amazing trip. First, I had great experiences of studying MBA courses which tremendously enriched my management knowledge and skill. I can remember clearly what the professors taught me in the classes even though I graduated and returned to my country for years. Second, I needed to complete an internship, which is the best part in this program because it gave me a chance to work in a Fortune 200 corporate in U.S. Finally, I gained the theoretical knowledge and practical experience of the international enterprises with the real comprehensive understanding under the American culture. In all, I'm thankful for the IMBA program. It made me better and a success in my career."


"I am currently an IMBA student who recently returned from the University of Strasbourg, in the Alsace in France. I met and studied with students from all around the world. We did many team projects where I experienced the importance of intercultural understanding on a firsthand basis. It is truly a must do trip for anyone who wishes to compete in the global workplace of today." 

Louis Howell, IMBA student from US


"I really enjoyed being a student at UMSL. Teachers and administrative staff were very supportive. As an international student I felt completely integrated with my other American classmates. In addition, the three-month internship I completed at Ingersoll Rand was a very enriching experience." 

Carine Bonnet, IMBA student from France


"The life at UMSL was memorable, enjoyable, and rewarding. For me, it’s not only practicing language, acquiring knowledge, making new friends or broadening my mind, more importantly, learning how to think and behave from different perspectives in a different culture."

Chunmin Zhou, IMBA student from China