International Management and International Management in Latin America

International Management (INT) and International Management in Latin America (INTL) is the management of business operations in more than one country. International Management includes familiarity with different languages, cultures, politics and economies where global companies or organizations participate in trade and investments. Effective management strategies and tactics are essential to ensure benefit the organization in the competitive global market.

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Careers options vary within many industries such as marketing, finance, risk management, and public relations. It is vital to understand cross-cultural management practices and how the work environment will differ from country to country.

CareerGrowthMedian Salary*
Custom Brokers5%-8%$59,920
Foreign Exchange Trader9%-13%$38,950
Public Relations Specialist5%-8%$52,530
Regulatory Affairs Specialist2%-4%$58,630
Risk Management Specialist5%-8%$40,970

Average median salary should not be expected for an entry level position.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024).

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International Faculty Advisor

Douglas Thomas
  • Douglas Thomas
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  • Office: MCM 3052
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  • Bio: Doug Thomas has been a professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico since 2001. He earned his PhD in Strategic Management and International Business from Texas A&M University. He has also served as Anderson's Faculty Chair and as Associate Dean. He holds a BA in economics from BYU. In addition, he has taught international business, strategy and entrepreneurship courses at Texas A&M University, Brigham Young University, University of Texas at San Antonio, FUCAPI (Brazil) and UAQ (Mexico). He is fluent in Spanish and previously worked as an internal consultant to American Express in Mexico City. He has published or has forthcoming articles on strategy in Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Management, as well as other outlets. While at Anderson, he has provided organizational, strategic, statistical and expert witness consulting for a variety of organizations including start-ups, non-profits and governmental agencies; currently, his consulting focuses on predictive analytics and big data.
Manuel Montoya
  • Manuel Montoya
  • Associate Professor
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  • Bio: Dr. Manuel (MJR) Montoya is an Associate Professor of Global Structures and International Management at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management.

    He was born and raised in Mora, New Mexico, and received his B.A. in English Literature and Economics from the University of New Mexico. He has Master's degrees from Oxford University and NYU as a Truman Scholar and Rhodes Scholar. He received his Ph.D. at Emory University in Foreign Relations and Comparative Literature as a George Woodruff Scholar and a UNM Center for Regional Studies Fellow.

    His research interests mainly focus on a concept he refers to as "global legibility," the process whereby humans conceptualize the planet and make it a meaningful part of their realities. This work incorporates ideas drawn from studies in Global Political Economy, Emerging Markets, Creative Economy, and Critical Management Studies.

    He currently teaches the core International Management course for Anderson, the international practicum for the EMBA program, and an innovative graduate course that studies management issues in a geopolitical and philosophical context.

    Through his own consulting firm, In Medias Res Consulting, he also provides geo-political strategy to major NGOs, non-profits, and transnational corporations. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has contributed to international efforts to eliminate child soldiers from major conflict regions. Manuel has also served as a policy analyst for the United States Senate and considers public service a pillar of his work.

    Dr. Montoya also contributes to several community organizations. He is on the Board of Directors for the International Folk Art Alliance, The Keshet Center for the Arts. As advisor for International Business Students Global, he has worked with UNM's top students on several ambitious projects aimed at using management skills to contribute to solutions for major global issues, including displacement and the preservation of ancestral cultures.

    An amateur watchmaker, poet, and short story writer, Dr. Montoya has been published in several prestigious literary magazines. He was inducted into the Anderson Hall of Fame in 2015 and was named one of Albuquerque's 40 under 40 in 2016.