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Master of Arts

International Education Management and Leadership


Program of Study

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

Required Courses

  • Introduction to International Education Management
  • Administration of Institutions of Higher Education
  • Higher Education Finance

Specialization Courses: Choose three

  • Educational Entrepreneurship 
  • Student Services in International Education 
  • Cross-Border Higher Education 
  • Global Politics of Educational Quality 

Data Analytics Courses: Choose one 

  • Quantitative Methods in Educational Leadership 
  • Survey Research Methods 

Elective Courses: Choose two 

  • Comparative Education 
  • Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education 
  • Leadership for Cradle to Career Education Systems 
  • Specialization course not previously completed
  • Graduate Internship 

Capstone: Seminar in Education Policy and Leadership 


See graduate bulletin for details.

For more information, contact program director Professor Mitch Leventhal at

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.


Common Job Titles

  • Director of International Education Programs
  • International Student Affairs Officer
  • Study Abroad Coordinator
  • Enrollment Operations Manager
  • Foreign Student Exchange Specialist


Common Employers

Graduates are prepared to assume roles in international education management at:

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Professional Institutes
  • Private-Sector Education Providers
  • State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations and NGOs

This new degree builds on decades of faculty engagement with issues of international and comparative education, and prepares professionals to respond to emerging trends in the field.

Jason Lane, Interim Dean, School of Education

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Ranking

The School of Education has been delivering exemplary online courses for more than 20 years. In 2019, UAlbany online graduate programs in education were ranked 8th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

You can earn your master’s degree part-time or full-time through online courses and/or campus-based evening and summer classes that work with your schedule.

In this designated OpenSUNY+ program, you also have access to comprehensive support services including a 24/7 help desk, online tutoring, and personal advising.