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.

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.

Full-time course schedule

Year 1

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

BUS-615: Global Business

Principles, practices, and processes of conducting businesses in the globalized environment.

BUS-623: International Marketing

Issues in international marketing are addressed from both theoretical and experiential learning perspectives.

BUS-695: Special Topics in International Business

This course focuses on current trends and topics in international business.

BUS-621: Research Methods in International Business

Familiarize students with inductive and deductive research in International Business. Selecting a data gathering method, designing a survey/questionnaire, and sampling methods. Analyzing data and interpreting results to make International Business decisions.

BUS-606: International Entrepreneurship

Issues related to starting, joining, or holding stakes in international ventures, the creation, and management of business ventures that have international dimensions, economic and formal/informal institutions affecting entrepreneurship.

BUS-616: International Business Negotiations

This course provides theoretical principles and concepts that aid students in preparing for, performing in, and evaluating international business negotiations.
Prerequisites BUS-612,  Corequisites BUS-614

BUS-622: Cross-Cultural Management

Examines the effect of cultural differences in management in organizations. Provide students with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in managing people from diverse cultural backgrounds at the workplace

BUS-617: International Strategy

Examines key frameworks and theories in international strategy and their application to strategy practice and research.
Prerequisites BUS 611; BUS 612; BUS 615

BUS-614: Leadership in the International Environment

Understanding and analyses of leadership and followership in an international context.  Application of theoretical frameworks and provision of practical advice for leading across cultural boundaries and addressing international challenges.

BUS-618: International Collaboration Project I

The course offers an opportunity to learn international collaboration through practice; an experiential exercise where the students complete an international business consulting project working in global virtual teams.
Prerequisites BUS 612; BUS 613; BUS 614

BUS-619: International Collaboration Project II

Offers theoretical training and the opportunity to further develop international collaboration skills through practice by participating in an experiential learning exercise as a coach and manager of global virtual teams.
Prerequisite BUS 618

Part-time course schedule

Year 1

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

BUS-615: Global Business

Principles, practices, and processes of conducting businesses in the globalized environment.

BUS-623: International Marketing

Issues in international marketing are addressed from both theoretical and experiential learning perspectives.

BUS-695: Special Topics in International Business

This course focuses on current trends and topics in international business.

BUS-621: Research Methods in International Business

Familiarize students with inductive and deductive research in International Business. Selecting a data gathering method, designing a survey/questionnaire, and sampling methods. Analyzing data and interpreting results to make International Business decisions.

BUS-606: International Entrepreneurship

Issues related to starting, joining, or holding stakes in international ventures, the creation, and management of business ventures that have international dimensions, economic and formal/informal institutions affecting entrepreneurship.

Year 2

Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

BUS-622: Cross-Cultural Management

Examines the effect of cultural differences in management in organizations. Provide students with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in managing people from diverse cultural backgrounds at the workplace

BUS-617: International Strategy

Examines key frameworks and theories in international strategy and their application to strategy practice and research.
Prerequisites BUS 611; BUS 612; BUS 615

BUS-616: International Business Negotiations

This course provides theoretical principles and concepts that aid students in preparing for, performing in, and evaluating international business negotiations.
Prerequisites BUS-612,  Corequisites BUS-614

BUS-614: Leadership in the International Environment

Understanding and analyses of leadership and followership in an international context.  Application of theoretical frameworks and provision of practical advice for leading across cultural boundaries and addressing international challenges.

BUS-618: International Collaboration Project I

The course offers an opportunity to learn international collaboration through practice; an experiential exercise where the students complete an international business consulting project working in global virtual teams.
Prerequisites BUS 612; BUS 613; BUS 614

BUS-619: International Collaboration Project II

Offers theoretical training and the opportunity to further develop international collaboration skills through practice by participating in an experiential learning exercise as a coach and manager of global virtual teams.
Prerequisite BUS 618

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