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International Business (MBA)

The International Business concentration will prepare you to navigate effectively as a manager in a complex and ever-changing global business environment.  With the increasing interdependence of national economies and the growth of global enterprises, understanding international business frameworks and issues is vital to decision-makers.  Through a multidisciplinary curriculum that includes accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing courses, you will have a chance to explore how businesses can manage the development of international commerce.  Students taking this concentration must fulfill a foreign language requirement and have some international exposure outside of the classroom.


This program provides:
  • A global approach to macroeconomics and microeconomic topics, including trade theory, international financial policy and emerging markets, as well as insight into the global business environment.
  • An understanding of the international economic and socio-cultural issues vital to decision-makers.
  • Basic theory and knowledge of the current issues in international economics, accounting, finance, marketing and management.
  • The opportunity to gain international exposure outside of the classroom through a study abroad business seminar.  This seminar provides an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge beyond the classroom and gain exposure to other cultures.  Seminars are typically one-to-three weeks long and are scheduled to coincide with breaks between quarters in the academic calendar.​​
Core Requirements (varies with admission term and prior coursework) 24-48 hours
Concentration and Elective Requirements (varies with admission term) 24-36 hours
  Total hours required   48- 72 hours