Master of International Business (MIB)

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The Master of International Business (MIB) program is designed for those students who desire to pursue a career in any of the many aspects of International Business, such as international trade and commerce, importing and exporting, and global for-profit or non-profit organizational management. Successful completion of an undergraduate degree serves as an entry foundation, regardless of the major at the undergraduate level. Prior work experience is not required for entry into the MIB program. The MIB program is also convenient for working professionals as all classes are offered in the evenings; some classes are also offered online. The program can be completed in 1 to 1.5 years.

The MIB program will provide you with the skill set needed to manage and lead global businesses.   The MIB’s curriculum will expose you to key concepts in setting up and starting your own business, importing and exporting, and international finance. The MIB will help you develop both the hard and soft skills required for global business success. Students will also develop an understanding of global business ethics and will develop skills necessary for ethical leadership.

Please contact Dr. Nicholas Mathew, Program Director, via email at nmathew@stu.edu or phone at 305-628-6534 to learn more about the MIB.

Program Highlights

  • Opportunity to participate in short-term international business projects with real global companies from around the world.
  • Learn about the steps needed to become a certified global business professional. This certification will help you build careers in international trade and management.
  • Opportunity to work on cutting-edge international business research with faculty who have published in reputable business journals/publications.
  • Multidisciplinary curriculum that will provide exposure to key concepts in entrepreneurship, importing and exporting, and global law.
  • Learn in classes that are small sized. These small sized classes will help you to interact closely with your professor and to achieve a more personalized education experience.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students in the MIB will have the opportunity to pursue the following career opportunities:

  1. International trade specialist
  2. Foreign Service Officer/ Diplomat
  3. International business development manager
  4. International market researcher
  5. Industry Analyst

 

Students in the MIB are encouraged to do an internship to gain practical work experience and to prepare themselves for the job market

The MIB also gives students a solid foundation to pursue educational opportunities in Law and PhD programs. In addition, students will be well-positioned to start their own business.

 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Students will have the opportunity to work on both academic and industry research. Students will get the opportunity to develop global business plans and explore global 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. Entrepreneurship
  4. International Financial Reporting Standards

 

FEATURED INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROFESSOR

Dr. Nicholas Mathew
Dr. Justin Peart
Dr. Hagai Gringarten

Curriculum

Master of International Business Requirements  30-36 credits

Preparatory Courses (if required) – 6 credits

ACC 530 Essentials of Accounting 3
BUS 724 Foundation for Business Studies 3

General Requirements – 15 credits

MAN 503 Applied Research Methods (3)

FIN 751 Financial Management (3)

ACC 508 International Financial Reporting Standards (3)

MAN 510 Management Ethics (3)

MAN 700 Organizational Behavior (3)

 

International Business Core Requirements – 12 credits

BUS 672 Global Marketing Concepts & Strategies (3)

BUS 775 International Business (3)

BUS 771 International Business Law (3)

BUS 795 International Management (3)

 

Electives – 3 credits

Take ONE of the following courses:

ACC 770 Managerial Accounting (3)

BUS 536 Entrepreneurship (3)

BUS 774 Issues and Applications in Import/Export (3)

BUS 792* International Business Internship and Field Experience (3)

FIN 772 International Finance and Banking (3)

 

*Credits for the optional course BUS 792, International Business Internship/ Field
Experience, can be obtained by either completing a business internship with a
multinational firm or by attending approved course work at overseas institutions.

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