Master of Business Administration in International Business Online

Uncover unlimited career opportunities by developing expertise in globalization. Gain in-demand credentials and a leader’s perspective into the rapidly growing world of international business.

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Program Overview

Expand your options with an International Business MBA online

The growth of the global economy has created a surging demand for qualified professionals who understand the complexities of international commerce. Prepare for a myriad of career paths from international sales and marketing to global sourcing and product management with our online MBA in International Business.

This affordable, ACBSP-accredited online MBA features a comprehensive curriculum composed of advanced foundational courses that provide you with deeper insights into the interactions of core business functions, concentration courses that explore topics especially relevant to the international marketplace, and a capstone project that transforms theories and strategies into real-world solutions.

As a graduate of this online MBA, you will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate how multinational companies or global enterprises conduct business in varied countries, diagnose obstacles that arise from cultural differences, and synthesize solutions for the successful operation of a multinational enterprise
  • Analyze the global structures of international business, including how companies develop and implement strategies to operate and compete in the global market
  • Assess the importance of international governance and regulation in shaping the international business environment
  • Explain the concept of collusion, analyze its existence between two or more firms, and evaluate how antitrust legislation affects their behavior and operations
  • Judge the effectiveness of international treaties and evaluate their impact on the international flow of goods and services
  • Evaluate how multinational companies or global enterprises conduct business in varied countries, diagnose obstacles that arise from cultural differences, and synthesize solutions for the successful operation of a multinational enterprise
  • Analyze the global structures of international business, including how companies develop and implement strategies to operate and compete in the global market
  • Assess the importance of international governance and regulation in shaping the international business environment
  • Explain the concept of collusion, analyze its existence between two or more firms, and evaluate how antitrust legislation affects their behavior and operations
  • Judge the effectiveness of international treaties and evaluate their impact on the international flow of goods and services

Career opportunities:

  • International Marketing Manager
  • Global Sourcing Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • Director of Sales
  • Global Product Manager
  • International Marketing Manager
  • Global Sourcing Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • Director of Sales
  • Global Product Manager

Also available:

The Mount offers multiple MBA concentrations and graduate certificates online. Explore all of our online MBA options.

Total Tuition: $15,630
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30*

*Students who do not have a business undergraduate degree may be required to take 6 credit hours of leveling courses.

Accreditation

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The Master of Business Administration programs at the College of Mount Saint Vincent are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Tuition

Discover the value of our competitive tuition

At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, we are committed to providing a high-quality education for less than you would expect. Tuition for the MBA in International Business is affordable and can easily fit into your budget.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $521
Total Tuition $15,630

Calendar

Take note of these important deadlines

The MBA in International Business is designed with working adults in mind. We offer multiple start dates and faster course completion time to help you earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/30/231/16/231/20/231/25/231/27/233/17/237 weeks
Spring 23/27/233/13/233/20/233/22/233/24/235/12/237 weeks
Summer 15/22/235/8/235/12/235/17/235/19/237/7/237 weeks
Summer 27/10/236/26/236/30/237/5/237/7/238/25/237 weeks
Fall 19/4/238/21/238/25/238/30/239/1/2310/20/237 weeks
Fall 210/30/2310/16/2310/20/2310/25/2310/27/2312/15/237 weeks

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Next Apply Date 3/13/23
Start Class 3/27/23

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Admissions

Save time with the simple admission process for the International Business MBA

The streamlined admission process at the College of Mount Saint Vincent makes it easier to apply and helps you start your academic journey faster. Please read the full admission requirements for the MBA in International Business.

  • No GMAT required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MBA in International Business online program:

  • Submit online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above on 4.0 scale
    • Students with a GPA below 2.75 will be reviewed for acceptance by submitting a three-paragraph statement of purpose addressing the following three questions:
      1. What is your current position and what has your career progression been since you graduated from college?
      2. Have you taken any advanced training courses or earned any certificates to enhance your skills in order to better function within your current position? If so, describe those areas of study. Please be sure to include any professional seminars you may have attended or presented.
      3. Why do you wish to pursue your MBA degree? How do you hope to benefit from earning this degree?

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Office of Admissions.

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:
Office of Admission
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471

Courses

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For the MBA in International Business online, the curriculum comprises six core courses and four concentration courses for a total of 30 credit hours. Students without an undergraduate degree in business may need up to 6 additional credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In an environment in which a large portion of income of U.S. firms is earned in foreign markets, foreign competitors increase their market share in the United States, and national economies have become interdependent in the global market, most marketing strategies become international in scope. This course is designed to investigate the implications of the global market for U.S. companies and how it affects their marketing strategies as they are competing in markets around the world. Attention will be focused on problems such as identifying and evaluating opportunities in overseas markets, developing and adapting marketing strategies in relation to specific national market needs and constraints.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is on the specific problems encountered by those concerned with finance in companies with substantial international involvement—it is the international equivalent of a corporate finance course. The course content is especially designed for students aspiring for careers in international business, including those who will be responsible for the financial management of large and small corporations, international trading companies, or banks whose customers include business firms affected by international markets.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course takes a cross-cultural and functional perspective in international management. Managerial functions are discussed in a cross-cultural setting of an international operation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of cross-cultural differences and the challenges of working in a diverse work environment where people may not share the same basic values and assumptions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the determinants of foreign direct investment, the economic questions concerning the operations of multinational enterprise, and the impact of multinational firms on national economies and international economic relations. Emphasis is placed on the general economic analysis of these issues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course offers the study of international relations and its relation to international economics and international business. Sometimes referred to as “political economy” the course requires the analysis of both the way in which politics shapes the economy, and of the way in which the economy shapes politics. Considering the limitations of the conventional division of domestic and international politics and economics, the course investigates how the domestic politics of the world’s leading economic and military powers have wide-ranging effects on the domestic political economies of other nations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course investigates the theories, institutions, and processes associated with international trade. The course examines the theoretical constructs necessary to understand the issues and problems that a business involved with international trade must face. The course also explores various mechanisms, such as import and export procedures and regulations that create today’s global systems for managing the exchange of goods, services, and labor between countries.
Each of these courses can be waived for applicants with an undergraduate degree in Business.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of three of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Business: Accounting, Finance and Economics. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of three of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Management, Human Resources Management and Business Law. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This provides a summary or overview of two of the core subjects associated with a program of study in Business: Marketing and the Management of Information Systems. The course provides a comprehensive review of the foundational material associated with an undergraduate business degree program. The three leveling courses ensure that students are leveled to the program of study as they start the MBA degree program. This course is completed by entering MBA students holding a bachelor's degree in a non-business field.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Data Analysis and Modeling is an exciting field in today’s dynamic, competitive world. Business managers deal with large amounts of data and information. A unifying element of the course is the use of Excel to perform various analyses in a spread sheet environment. In this course, students develop skills in using Excel to examine and report data. Students will be able to make strategic decisions using various concepts, methods, and quantitative tools in the field of data analysis and modeling.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In a globalized era, management executives need to understand the role of operations function and its impact on competitiveness. This course provides an understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in the organization. Students will learn how organizations effectively organize and manage the resources in producing goods or services that satisfy customer requirements. In addition, this course focuses on informed decision making using specific analytical tools. The course covers topics such a process flow analysis, project management, supply chain management, capacity planning, facilities location, total quality management, materials management, scheduling and quality control, manufacturing and service strategy, inventory management and forecasting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended as a capstone course in the MBA program, integrating the various courses in the curriculum as the learning accomplished through the core courses and the electives in the student’s area of concentration are applied to the process of strategy formation and case review. As students study the process of strategic management, they will focus on the tasks of crafting, implementing, and executing an organization’s strategy. Strategy is grounded in the array of competitive moves and business approaches management depends on to produce successful performance. The study of strategy, then, considers management’s game plan for strengthening the organization’s position, pleasing its customers, and achieving performance targets. Students will learn how managers devise strategies to guide how the company’s business will be conducted and to help them make reasoned, cohesive choices among alternative courses of action.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended as a vehicle for producing students who will be comfortable and effective in a worldwide marketplace. Today, all students—even those who will never have an overseas assignment—need to be knowledgeable about the global economy. Students must develop cultural literacy in international business. As a business professional they must be able to talk knowledgeably with a visiting executive from a French multinational corporation, or understand and analyze the impact on themselves and their firm of trade negotiations with Japan, devaluation of the Mexican peso, economic growth in China or Brazil, or the collapse of a British bank. It is the purpose of this course to provide such a foundation for future managers who must function in a global competitive environment (3 credits).

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