MBA in International Business

 
 
Professor Belay Seyoum - MBA in Global Management Program
Belay Seyoum, DCL - Professor of International Business; DCL, McGill University. High-technology trade and global e-commerce.


In a world without borders, conducting business with people from different cultures brings with it massive challenges and enormous rewards. For companies wishing to conduct business globally, understanding cultural differences in business is fundamental for success. Whether it's sales, marketing, hiring, or finance, having keen insight into local customs, professional etiquette, government systems, and standard business practices can go a long way toward giving a company a competitive edge.

With an MBA in International Business, you will develop the cross-cultural communication skills needed to do business on the world stage. You'll learn to manage conflict in international business, recognize political and social events that affect international business, recognize different monetary systems and currency policy, and gain an understanding of the movement of goods and services between multinational companies.

Program Features:
  • MBA core courses offered weeknights, alternating weekends or during the day on the main campus, alternating weekends at the other campuses and online. International Business courses offered alternating weekends on the main campus and online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
  • A International Business Certificate is also available.
  • Program begins four times annually with starts in October, January, April, and July.

Curriculum Guide  arrowtop

Total credits: 42

MBA Core Courses (27 total credits)

International Business Concentration Courses (15 total credits):
INB 5807 Foundations of Global Business  
INB 5821 Cross Cultural Business Communication  
INB 5822 Globalization and Emerging Markets  
MKT 5833 Global Marketing  
MGT 5090 Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking  

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Course Descriptions  arrowtop

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INB 5807     Foundations of Global Business  (3 cr.)

Fundamentals of Global Business (3 Credits): The primary objective of this course is to effectively and systematically analyze the various institutional facets of the global business environment and their effect on the operations of firms. Globalization remains one of the most criticized and visible phenomena in recent decades. What problems do managers face while trying to exploit opportunities and address challenges in the global business environment? This course examines the institutional environment of global business, trade theory particularly in the light of political relations, foreign direct investment, supranational institutions that influence trade and investment, exchange rates and monetary systems. Attention is also devoted to country analysis, political risk and contemporary issues such as off-shoring, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Prerequisite: ECNP 5003 or equivalent.

INB 5821     Cross Cultural Business Communication  (3 cr.)

This course provides the theoretical and experiential framework for examining the meaning of culture in global business. By focusing on the analysis of national and organizational cultures, it aims to increase the student's awareness of cultural values and communication differences and similarities. This course facilitates student learning about diversity in a professional and ethical manner, by providing knowledge, sensitivity, and respect for the values of others, but equally important, with knowledge of and respect for their own values. Additionally, the course provides students practical means of managing cultural differences and negotiating across cultures. The course is interdisciplinary, drawing from studies of communication, anthropology, and sociology.

INB 5822     Globalization and Emerging Markets  (3 cr.)

The course offers a comprehensive analysis of emerging markets including but not limited to the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). This course identifies issues germane to developing markets as they integrate into global economy. The conceptual framework used in this course covers three perspectives: multinational firms from developed countries seeking to tap into the vast potential of emerging markets; entrepreneurs and multinationals from emerging markets seeking to develop global, world-class organizations and global investors seeking to profit from opportunities in emerging markets. The course will build on pervious understanding of legal, cultural, political, and other environmental differences across countries to offer insights into evaluating risk and strategy in emerging markets. Prerequisites: INB 5807 and INB 5821

MKT 5833     Global Marketing  (3 cr.)

This course is an overview of the unique aspects of marketing in the global economy that provides a framework for analysis. Emphasis is placed on the development of strategies for markets in diverse cultural, political, and economic situations. Focuses on foreign market analysis, target market identification, product planning, promotion, and channels of distribution. Prerequisite: MKTP 5005.

MGT 5090     Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking  (3 cr.)

Students will gain a well-developed understanding of business enterprises and the entrepreneurial and strategic thinking that drives them in a dynamic, competitive regional, national, and global economy. Students will learn to apply entrepreneurial and strategic management practices (e.g., using case analysis) to organizations of varying sizes. Prerequisites: ACT 5060, ECN 5050, MGT 5020, MKT 5070, and QNT 5040.

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ACTP 5001     Introductory Accounting  (3 cr.)

An accelerated introductory course stressing the essential elements of accounting skills that will be used in the master's degree program. Managerial uses of accounting data and preparation of financial statements will be covered in this course. Course satisfies program prerequisite of financial accounting for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

QNTP 5002     Introductory Statistics  (3 cr.)

This course satisfies the prerequisite of statistics for master's degree programs. The concepts of statistical notation, probability are covered as well as the principles of estimation using the central limit theorem. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

ECNP 5003     Introductory Economics  (3 cr.)

This course is designed to provide the students with a solid foundation in the basic concepts of economics. The course will introduce students to the analytical approaches and methods used in the economics by applying them to examine current economic issues. The discussion will begin with an overview. The structure will follow a traditional entry level course in economics. Much of the discussion will consider markets and how they determine what is produced and how it is allocated. Also, attention will be devoted to evaluating market outcomes and thinking about remedies to problems that markets cannot solve. Also considered will be how aggregate economic activities are measured, and the role of fiscal and monetary policies in determination of national income. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

MKTP 5005     Introductory Marketing  (3 cr.)

This is a survey of the essentials of marketing. Covers the nature of marketing and its environment, selecting target markets, marketing research, customer behavior, and forecasting sales. Emphasis on marketing strategy planning. Course satisfies the program prerequisite of marketing for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

FINP 5008     Business Finance  (3 cr.)

A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.