IUM seeks to educate and prepare students for successful careers in the business world.
The University achieves this objective through the study of a comprehensive academic curriculum in an environment that integrates theory, research, and application. A faculty body composed of both scholars and practitioners guides students through their academic programs so that they can learn and understand how formal knowledge and practice operate to inform and enrich each other.
IUM has developed a teaching philosophy based on five learning principles:
Individual attention: Interactive learning, online support, and small classes accommodate a variety of learning styles, with timely formative feedback reinforcing the learning process and personal development.
Balance of theory and application: With both academics and professionals using innovative teaching techniques and online technologies based around lectures, case studies, group projects, and business simulations, students are readily able to apply management theories and models in real-life settings.
Active learning: Professors create a dynamic, interactive, hands-on learning environment that encourages and expects active engagement from students. Case studies, class discussion, debate, and online forums are commonly used across the curriculum to enhance students’ analytical, creative and problem-solving skills.
Cooperative and collaborative learning: Regular group projects allow students to apply their knowledge to new situations while developing their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.
Multicultural learning: Building on the cultural diversity of the student body and faculty, students learn to respect cultural diversity and to negotiate and capitalize on the richness that different perspectives bring to management decisions.
IUM’s instructional methodology emphasizes the integration of various disciplines and skills through interdisciplinary projects and assignments, as well as a practical approach, real-world applications, and experiential learning.
The University integrates learning technology in its teaching through IUM’s online course platform. This tool allows students to easily access course materials, interact with instructors and classmates, and complete coursework online and in any location.