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The International MBA: What you'll learn
You'll begin your program with courses in intercultural communications, global management and an introduction to business portfolio building. In these entry courses, you'll draw from business and organizational experience in your home country, and see how interconnected business activities are across the globe.
From there, you'll move into courses in organizational behavior, law and economics, always with an emphasis on the dynamic global business environment. Gradually, we'll introduce quantitative content with a global perspective on topics including economics, accounting, finance and research methods. You'll study leadership and decision making, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of international implications.
As you move into the last phase of the program, you'll study strategic planning, technology and marketing while preparing your international capstone project and, in many cases gaining practical experience with an organization, such as completing an internship.
International MBA students complete 17 MBA content courses for 48 credits, and one to three Integrator courses that offer enhanced academic support for 2 to 6 credits. Pre-MBA students complete an additional 24 credits to enhance English skills before beginning the core MBA program. Students admitted directly to the program will complete their MBA in five terms. Students who must complete pre-MBA language training will require an additional two terms to earn the MBA.
Core MBA courses *
Global Management Functions & Tools
Intercultural Organizational Behavior
International Business Law
International Managerial Economics
Ethical Global Leadership & Decision Making
Global Managerial Accounting & Finance
Global Managerial Statistics & Research Methods
Global Management & Technology
Global Strategic Planning
Executive Round Tables
International Marketing Management
Practical Global Applications
One to three Integrator courses **
** Two-credit Integrator courses provide structured academic support to ensure students fully understand the materials and concepts presented in other core MBA classes and are achieving academic success. Three terms of Integrator coursework is required. However, students who enter the program with TOEFL scores of 79 or above may choose to opt out of the final two terms of Integrator courses.
Two business portfolio courses are required that help students develop practical examples of their MBA learning to include in a professional work portfolio. These courses introduce the practice of creating and maintaining a repository for learning goals, objectives, and aspirations. A portfolio contains evidence of learning, which will be used both for assessment and as artifacts that become part of the student's academic and professional portfolio considered useful to students' career development post-graduation.
At the end of the program, students also create an international capstone project that allows them to apply their learning in a real-world way.
* Preliminary course requirements as of September 2013; subject to change