MBA with an International Business Concentration
“The online program not only fits easily into my schedule, but I was able to meet so many diverse people. One of my courses, International Accounting, was truly international in makeup.”
- Thaendra Christenson, Keller Alumna
MBA in International Business
Today, the thriving global marketplace offers unprecedented possibilities for professional advancement. A successful career in international business also demands a thorough awareness of the current trends and foundational elements of this rewarding industry. As one of the 17 concentrations that can enhance and customize your Keller MBA degree, our MBA in International Business offers you an invaluable opportunity to develop strategic skills and credibly navigate this exciting career path.
Forward-thinking individuals who participate in our MBA in International Business program can gain a marketable understanding of competitive global business economies, focusing on marketing, finance and policy. In addition, students can choose to explore the legal, logistical, organizational and cultural issues related to the expanding world of international business.
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Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 90+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 90+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
MBA with an International Business Concentration1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 48
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 16
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $2,800
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
MBA in International Business Graduation Requirements
Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could complete your degree program in as few as 32 months.
- Total credit hours: 48
- Required program: 30
- International Business concentration: 12
- Elective: 6
MBA in International Business Coursework
Required program courses (30 credit hours)
We've designed the core program courses in our MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.
International Business concentration courses (12 credit hours)
The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:
Click on a course name below for its full description.
International Accounting and Multinational Enterprises (ACCT564) - 3 credit hours
Topics in this course are studied in the context of multinational enterprises and from a strategic perspective. Topics include accounting for foreign currency transactions, translation of foreign financial statements, transfer pricing, comparative accounting standards, taxation, and multinational systems and control. Prerequisite: ACCT505
International Finance (FIN565) - 3 credit hours
International Finance examines, in detail, international financial flows and balance of payment considerations. Corporate exposure to international currency fluctuations (including foreign exchange rates and markets), and methods of hedging risks in international transactions, are addressed. Prerequisite: FIN515
International Business (MGMT598) - 3 credit hours
International Business presents key concepts and skills needed to identify international opportunities/threats, analyze their impact, formulate appropriate strategies and implement applicable action plans to achieve company goals. The course helps students understand today's competitive global environment, marketing, finance and policy. In addition, students examine legal, logistical, organizational and cultural issues. No prerequisite
Strategic Management in a Global Environment (MGMT599) - 3 credit hours
This course presents a structure for formulating and implementing long-range corporate plans in the context of broad strategic issues that affect the firm. Students refine environmental assessment skills, craft strategies and study global competitive issues to enhance their ability to think strategically and develop sustainable competitive advantages. Prerequisites: ACCT504 and MKTG522
Managing Global Diversity (HRM582) - 3 credit hours
This course examines benefits and challenges of managing diversity in the workplace, as well as methods for using diversity to create a competitive advantage. Students analyze ways in which to develop a supportive, nondiscriminatory and productive work environment. Additionally, coursework focuses on specific workplace issues related to differences in gender, race, cultural ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, social class and religion. No prerequisite
Managing International Human Resources (HRM584) - 3 credit hours
This course examines strategy and tactics that make up the global human resources management field. The course provides a broad overview of how global human resources functions differ from those of domestic human resources, helps students develop an understanding of how global human resources strategy is crafted and shows how such strategy is put into effect. Particular emphasis is placed on staffing, compensation, training, performance management, labor relations, communication and regulatory compliance within the global business environment. No prerequisite
Elective courses (6 credit hours)
You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.
GET QUICK ANSWERS TO TOP QUESTIONS
Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?
Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.
What's a concentration?
Some master's degree programs at Keller (including our MBA degree program) allow you to further focus your degree by taking elective courses in a specific subject area, often applicable to one or several career fields. This area is called a "concentration."
How many programs does Keller offer?
Keller offers a wide range of graduate degree programs an MBA with 17 concentrations, 7 Specialized Master's Degree Programs and 13 Graduate Certificates in important business fields from accounting and finances to information systems and human resources.