Master of Business Administration in International Business

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The MBA – International Business program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for a career in the international/global business field.  International business careers will be found in the areas of international trade, international sales and business development, market research analysis, international supply chain operations, banking, global economic development, non-profit management, and international real estate. The program will provide you with the skill set needed to build cross-border business relationships and successfully manage global business projects. You will learn about global leadership strategies, international negotiation techniques, strategies for motivating global business employees, global corporate strategy, export and import management, global sales and marketing strategies, international logistics, international trade management, international banking, and global entrepreneurship.

The MBA- International business program provides you with both technical skills as well as soft skills that are essential for success in the international business field. Students will gain exposure to international ethics and will develop skills necessary for global ethical leadership. The MBA program is flexible and caters to the needs of both full-time and part-time students.

 

For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Nicholas Mathew via email at nmathew@stu.edu or phone at 305 628 6534.

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • You will be presented with the opportunity to work with international business companies that face multiple global business challenges.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with people from other parts of the world to solve global business problems and develop global business strategies.
  • You will have the opportunity to work on research with faculty who have published in highly ranked business journals/publications.
  • You will be able to complete the MBA-IB program while working full-time on a job. The classes in the program are offered in the evenings. Some classes are offered online. The program is flexible and has been designed specifically keeping in mind the needs of working professionals.
  • You will receive personalized attention from your international business professors as you complete class assignments and projects. Our small class sizes will allow you to have meaningful engagement with faculty.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students in the MBA-international business program will have the following career opportunities:

  1. International trade specialist
  2. International business development manager
  3. International market researcher
  4. International buyer and planner/supply chain and operations
  5. Business analyst

Students in the MBA-IB program are encouraged to do an internship to gain practical work experience and to prepare themselves for the job market

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Students will have the opportunity to work on both academic and industry research. Students will get the opportunity to develop international business plans and explore international business topics for research.

Students will also have the opportunity to work with faculty on research that may be published in books and academic journals.

 

SAMPLE COURSE WORK

The MBA-IB program curriculum has been designed keeping in mind the needs of the job market. The program courses have content that are relevant to the current professional work environment. Some courses offered are:

  1. International Management
  2. Import and Export Applications
  3. Global Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  4. International Finance and Banking

 

FEATURED INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROFESSORS

Curriculum

Core Courses – 24 Credits

Preparatory Courses (Required if lacking a business undergraduate degree)

ACC 500 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

BUS 724 Foundation for Business Studies (3)

BUS 532 Statistical Analysis for Management (3)

 

Core Courses *** – 24 credits

ACC 770* Managerial Accounting (3)

BUS 704 Policy, Planning and Strategy Systems (3**)

BUS 775 International Business (3)

BUS 750 Strategic Marketing Management (3)

FIN 751 Financial Management (3)

BUS 777 Data Analytics for Business (3)

MAN 700 Organizational Behavior (3)

MAN 510 Management Ethics (3)

 

* For the MBA in Accounting, students who have completed the undergraduate accounting major prerequisites should substitute a fourth course from the specialization for ACC 770.

ACC 770 requires either ACC 500 or an undergraduate degree in business.

BUS 775 and FIN 751 require BUS 724 or undergraduate degree in business.

BUS 777 BUS 532 or an undergraduate degree in business; it is recommended that Bus 532 be taken before or concurrently with BUS 750 if needed.

** Students should take this course in their final 1-3 (7 week) terms, after the core have been completed

 

International Business Specialization*** – 12 Credits

Four of the following courses:

BUS 536        Entrepreneurship (3)

BUS 672        Global Marketing Concepts & Strategies (3)

BUS 771        International Business Law (3)

FIN  772        International Finance and Banking (3)

BUS 795        International Management (3)

BUS 789        Graduate Project (3)

BUS 792**    Business Internship I (3)

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