Master of International Business

National borders no longer constrain businesses. Cash management is done globally. The manufacturing cycle stretches from Europe to China. Human resources work on virtual teams that span the continents. Investment capital is found in China, New York, Japan, and Europe. Import/export activities must deal with terrorism. Marketing adapts global products to local markets.

International managers, like managers of domestic companies, face the usual HR, finance, marketing, operations, and strategy issues. The international manager, however, faces all these problems along international dimensions – different accounting practices, different national cultures, contrasting socioeconomic systems, different systems of law and corporate governance, different attitudes toward terrorism, differing labor markets, different approaches to capital markets and the role of government, and different understanding of intellectual property concepts.

HBU’s Master of International Business will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and experiences needed to be a manager in international business. The MIB is a 15-to-24-month program in which every course deals with international business. If you work in a company that has international operations, you should consider the HBU MIB. It has the following distinctives:

  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language.  You will need to pass the novice-mid level of the proficiency exam.
  • Besides MBA-type courses, students take interdisciplinary courses in Political Economics, Culture, and International Organizations.
  • All students take an international trip to study business in foreign countries.
  • Program has a lockstep structure, with all courses focused on international business.
  • Cohort-based study groups and project teams greatly help the learning process.

A new MIB cohort is admitted once a year, in the fall semester, and advances through the program together, taking the same courses on the same schedule. If you do not have a BBA undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, you will have to take additional courses during the spring and summer semesters preceding the fall semester you intend to start.  Classes are held twice a week, on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Each class meeting is held in the evening from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.


Degree Requirements

Leveling Courses required for students without BBA:

ACCT 5260   Accounting Principles
ECON 5260  Economic Principles
FINA  5260    Finance Principles
MGMT 5260  Decision Making Techniques for Managers
MGMT 5261  Management Principles
MGMT 5262  Organizational Principles
MGMT 5263  Legal Environment of Business
MKTG 5260  Marketing Principles

Core Courses:

ACCT 6313  International Accounting Issues
CISM  6367  Global Business and Technology Strategies
FINA 6333    International Finance
INDC 6330   Global Political Economy
INDC 6331   Foreign Cultures
INDC 6332   International Organizations
MGMT 6307  International Law
MGMT 6346  Global Supply Chain Management
MGMT 6374  Global Strategy
MGMT 6378  Management of Global HR
MGMT 6395  International Management Experience
MKTG 6333  International Marketing Seminar




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