International Business MBA Concentration Overview

The International Business MBA program is designed for those who want to move beyond what is offered in the core MBA courses and to delve deeper into specific global business topics, such as international marketing policy, human resource management, markets, investments, and banking. Students will integrate issues and trends in the global business environment and apply this insight to decision making.

MBA International Business graduates work as general managers, as logistics associates for multinational organizations, in operations and production, and in many other positions and disciplines.

International Business Concentration (9 Credits)

Required Courses
6500:675 Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
Choose 6 credits from the following
6800:630 International Marketing Policy (3 credits)
6800:690 Seminar in International Business (3 credits)
6800:697 Independent Study in International Business (3 credits)
6200:680 International Accounting (3 credits)
6400:538 International Banking (3 credits)
6400:681 Multinational Corporate Finance (3 credits)
6400:691 International Markets and Investments (3 credits)
6500:659 International Human Resource Management (3 credits)

International Business Students must demonstrate reading and conversational proficiency in a language other than English

Your course selection within this concentration can satisfy the MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits) requirement of the MBA Requirements. Contact a Graduate Adviser for more information

Additional MBA Requirements

MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 credits)

  • 6200:601 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • 6400:602 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
  • 6400:655 Government and Business (3 credits)
  • 3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis (3 credits)
  • 6700:695 Gateway Internship* (3 credits)

(*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.)

Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.

MBA Proficiencies

Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:

  • Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
  • Writing
  • Quantitative Skills/Statistics

There are many ways to show proficiency, including testing.

MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)

  • 6700:696 Leading and influencing (required in year 1, first semester) (1 credit)
  • 6700:696 Professional Integrity and Social Responsibility (1 credit)
  • 6700:696 Negotiation (1 credit)
  • 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy (3 credits)

MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)

  • 6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management (3 credits)
  • 6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • 6500:670 Management of Supply Chain and Operations (3 credits)
  • 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations (3 credits)
  • 6600:620 Strategic Marketing (3 credits)
  • 6800:605 International Business Environments (3 credits)

*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.

MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits)

The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration. Review the full list of approved Action Learning courses.

Integrative Course

  • 6500:695 Organizational Strategy (3 credits)

(Restricted to students graduating within two semesters.)

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DARS in My Akron for your program requirements.