MS In International Business

Develop your intercultural business skills in a diverse environment

Intercultural Immersion

One of the highlights of the MS in International Business program is that you will be working with faculty and students with extremely diverse backgrounds. You will experience a variety of learning formats including case studies, projects with businesses, lectures, and discussion, as well as group projects and presentations. All of these interactions will be with faculty and students with different geographic and cultural backgrounds, allowing you to experience a wide variety of viewpoints and experiences to help better develop your intercultural skills.

Bringing it all together with hands-on learning

In the final two terms of your program, you will take Global Projects courses that will combine your coursework and experience together as you solve real-world problems for organizations as part of a global team.

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Complete your degree in one year full-time, or two years part-time

The MS in International Business consists of 30 credit hours and is designed for students with any undergraduate major. An understanding of core business concepts is developed through the coursework and hands-on projects. It is possible to earn your degree as a full-time student in 12 months or as a part-time student in 24 months.


Credit Hours
Core Courses 21 credit hours
Elective Courses 9 credit hours
Total 30 credit hours
All courses are 3 credit hours.

Core Coursework

7 courses (3 credit hours each)

  • MBA 716: Leadership
  • BUS 615: Global Business
  • BUS 617: International Strategy
  • BUS 618: International Collaboration Project
  • BUS 622: Cross-Cultural Management
  • BUS 627: Global Human Resource Management
  • BUS 628: Global Sustainability Management

Elective Course Options

Choose 3 from the following courses (3 credit hours each):

  • ACC 688: Advanced Business Law
  • BUS 624: Global Workforce Performance Management
  • BUS 625: Training and Development of Human Resources
  • BUS 626: Managing Employee and Organizational
  • BUS 695: Special Topics in International Business
  • MBA 703: Managerial Economics
  • MBA 717: Innovation
  • MBA 733: International Marketing Management
  • MBA 745: Experience Business Abroad
  • MBA 750 Negotiations for Management
  • ISM 667: Global Cyber Threat Analysis
  • ISM 670: IT Driven Disruptive Innovations Management
  • SCM 650: Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • SCM/ISM 678: Project Management for Dynamic Environments

Optional Concentration

Human Resources Concentration

You can pursue a concentration by choosing the following for your elective courses:

  • BUS 624: Global Workforce Performance Management
  • BUS 625: Training and Development of Human Resources
  • BUS 626: Managing Employee and Organizational Development
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The Human Resources concentration covers important courses in human resource management that will allow you to prepare for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification.


If you still have questions regarding our MS in International Business program please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Kiger Chapman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
Phone: 336-334-4657
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Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 336-334-4657
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Dr. Vladislav Maksimov

Associate Professor and Director of MS in International Business
Phone: 336-334-3424
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