MBA in Business Administration, International Business

Prepare to lead in an increasingly global economy by earning your MBA, International Business degree. You’ll complete core MBA curriculum with a foundation in leadership, corporate responsibility, ethics and sustainability. Then focus on international business degree master’s specialty courses to make you an expert in your field.

Learn to Manage Business Across International Borders

Gain a well-rounded perspective on all aspects of organizational operations on an international scale with your MBA in international business. International business concepts like dynamics of accounting, finance, human resources and the cultural dimensions of global leadership will be part of the fully online MBA curriculum. You’ll gain hands-on experience with basic U.S. accounting rules and financial practices of other countries, multinational consolidations, foreign currency translation and international taxation.

As an international business master’s program student, you will:

  • Understand every aspect of business practice, including financial reporting, data analytics, marketing management, organizational leadership and process innovation.
  • Gain understanding of institutional and structure arrangements within the foreign exchange market, hedging foreign exchanges exposure, capital budgeting, and international staffing tactics.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for numerous management positions, such as international marketing manager, financial analyst, international foreign policy director, trade and customs manager, and business development director.
  • Develop strong leadership abilities.

Next Session

Spring I (Jan 9, 2023)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn

Online

Program Benefits that Benefit You.

A Better Balance for Work and School

Affordable, asynchronous classes that fit your work schedule, offered 100% online so you can learn while you earn.

Start Sooner, No GMAT or GRE Required

Designed for working professionals, benefit from rolling starts and flexible entry - no GMAT or GRE required for admission.

Break Down Business Borders

Gain a global view of business while learning about international laws, regulations, cultures and more.

WSCUC

University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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    The structure of the program was a really good fit for me. After two other attempts to get my MBA – once in the ‘80s and again in 2009 – I was ready to get it done and I did at Brandman* . They have a great program and I would encourage everyone to go for it!
    Terry T. | MBA
    *Brandman University is now UMass Global
    Before, I was stuck in the process. Now I have the larger picture. I am more well-rounded. I would like to move to a management/leadership position and working on my MBA has made me better candidate.
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    Going back to school helped me get out of my comfort zone. It helped me get past the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality. I learned that I needed to innovate personally, professionally and to help other become more innovative.
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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this master's degree program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    This Master’s degree program does not require applicants to take costly exams like the GRE/GMAT. Why? Because we value your professional and life experience. You should get credit for what you already know.

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    MBA Program Curriculum

    • Select 24-36 credits of the following, depending upon waivers:

      24-36

      ACCU 602
       Financial Reporting & Analysis

       

      BUSU 610
       Data Analysis for Decision Making

       

      BUSU 620
       Economic Analysis for Managers

       

      BUSU 630
       Business Process Analysis and Innovation

       

      BUSU 650
       Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability

       

      FINU 607
       Financial Management

       

      HRCU 600
       Human Resource Foundations

       

      MKTU 605
       Marketing Management

       

      OLCU 613
       Seminar in Organizational Dynamics

       

      OLCU 615
       Leading Organizational Change

       

      OLCU 632
       Leadership and Innovation

       

      BUSU 640
       Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone

       

      Core Requirements Subtotal

      24-36

      Electives or Designated Emphasis Area (choose below)

      12

      Total Credits

      36-48

    • FINU 615  International Finance

      3

      HRCU 603  Globalization and Diversity

      3

      ACCU 621   Accounting Ethics

      3

      ACCU 625   International Accounting

      3

      Total Credits

      12

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