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.
|MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 credits)|
|6400:655||Government and Business||3|
|3250:600||Foundations of Economic Analysis||3|
|(*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.
Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:
- Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
- Quantitative Skills/Statistics
|MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)|
|6700:689||Leading and Influencing (required in year 1, first semester)||1|
|6700:693||Negotiations in the Workplace||1|
|6500:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy||3|
|MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)|
|6200:610||Process Analysis and Cost Management||3|
|6400:674||Strategic Financial Decision Making||3|
|6500:670||Management of Supply Chain and Operations||3|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations||3|
|6800:605||International Business Environments||3|
*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.
|Concentration: International Business|
|Required (9 credits):|
|6500:675||Global Supply Chain Management||3|
|Choose 6 credits from the following:|
|6800:630||International Marketing Policy||3|
|6800:690||Seminar: International Business||3|
|6800:697||Independent Study: International Business||3|
|6500:658||Managing a Global Workforce||3|
|International Business Students must also demonstrate reading and conversational proficiency in a language other than English.|
|MBA Integrative Course|
(Restricted to Students graduating within two semesters)
|MBA Core Courses||18|
|Action-Based Learning (if not fulfilled in a concentration course)||0-3|
|Total Credit Hours||48-51|
- GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- July 15 for Fall enrollment
- November 15 for Spring enrollment
- April 15 for Summer enrollment
International Student Applications
It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall. Proof of English Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.
Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.