MBA with a concentration in Global Business

Trends in the international economy have made it essential for businesses—both multinational and domestic—to be responsive to challenges and opportunities originating abroad. The focus of the Global Business concentration is to prepare the student to analyze the reasons behind the movement of goods, services, labor, capital, and production between nations and the implications of government and business policies on these flows.

This School of Business MBA concentration provides an alternative for students to add to their core MBA courses with offerings that focus on:

  • International operations

  • Multinational corporations and economic integration

  • Global financial markets

  • Cross-cultural marketing

  • Study abroad

  • Global business strategies

Global Business MBA Concentration Courses (16 CREDITS):

INTB 655 Global Environment for Business (4)
Exploration of the theoretical and practical concepts of geopolitical and economic relations to evaluate the effects of globalization on business. Focus is on evaluating and formulating strategic responses to diverse political, economic, and social factors regarding the risks they present for international trade and investment, resource allocation decisions, and organizational structures. This course may be substituted with INTB-670  International Area Studies (Study Abroad).

INTB 670 International Area Studies (3-4)
Students intensively study a specific country or region in the world. They evaluate the characteristics of the analyzed area's socioeconomic conditions, its policy environment, and its business activities. They then analyze how these factors jointly influence the international marketplace. Course combines lectures with overseas seminars, company/institutional visits and cultural exposure. Note: Students cannot repeat the same course destination from their undergraduate program. This course may substitute for INTB 655.

INTB 694 Global Marketing (4)
Exploration of and application of marketing concepts to the demands and conditions of the global marketplace. Critical evaluation of the marketing challenges presented by the increased exposure of individuals, businesses, and governments to international market forces. May be substituted by INTB-670 International Area Studies (Study Abroad).

INTB 693 Global Finance (4)
Study and application of finance in the global arena. Focus of critical attention on how financial strategies, risk, tools, investments, theories, and institutions work in a global context. May be substituted by INTB-670 International Area Studies (Study Abroad).

INTB 690 Global Business Operations (4)
Advanced analysis of the causes that motivate businesses to establish operations on a global scale, the application of effective techniques to
manage these activities and their financial consequences, and the integration of global operations decisions across business functions.