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International Education Management and Leadership

12 months
11550 USD/year
11550 USD/year
5655 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re an international educator aspiring to become a high-impact organization leader at educational institutions, associations, government or private international education companies, the International Education Management and Leadership program of University at Albany can help you achieve your goals.


Broaden your understanding of the multi-faceted field of international education by learning how educational institutions develop successful programs, and how associations, private companies and government interact in this complex environment. Most of all, you’ll learn how to lead.

The International Education Management and Leadership program of University at Albany prepares you to effectively develop, oversee, and overhaul study abroad programs and other educational travel opportunities that provide domestic and foreign students with meaningful cross-cultural experiences.

Program of Study

Courses for this master's cover all aspects of international education, higher education administration and finance, international student services, and comparative education systems. The program puts significant emphasis on the business side of international program management, including fundamentals of budgeting and finance, risk assessment, strategic planning, marketing, office operations, and student affairs.

All courses for this program are offered entirely online so you can complete your master's while you continue to work.

Career Paths

This master's program may be a good choice if you're an aspiring or early career professional or mid-career administrator looking to strengthen your understanding of fundamental topics, best practices, and surfacing issues in the field of international education.

Because few people have been formally trained or educated in management studies specific to international education, this graduate degree stands out on resumes in the job market. It also provides you with an immediate and far-reaching professional network.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Educational Management 
  • Administration of Institutions of Higher Education
  • Higher Education Finance 
  • Educational Entrepreneurship
  • Student Services in International Education 
  • Cross Border Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University at Albany and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all schools attended
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals
  • Educational Leadership Essay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Albany

1010 - 1570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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