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Online MBA: International Business Specialization

Globalize Your Understanding of Business

No GMAT Required

AACSB Accredited

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  • Duration 16 months
  • Cost per Credit $950
  • Credit Hours 44

Program Benefits

  • Explore globalization in today’s business marketplaces.
  • Learn how to build an international network.
  • Understand the implications of global technological transformations.

Prepare to Navigate Global Business Environments

In the online MBA’s International Business specialization, you will explore the opportunities and challenges unique to global business. From financial modeling to marketplace globalization and building an international network, this degree gives you the tools to succeed in business activities around the world.

With Your MBA in International Business, You Will:

  • Expand and enrich your global mindset in terms of:
    • Interpreting individuals, groups, organizations and institutions around the world.
    • Participating in interpersonal and institutional cultural contexts around the world.
    • Gauging the expanding digitalization of the global business environment.
    • Seeing challenges as opportunities that support purposeful and profitable business activities.
  • Interpret theoretical frameworks that shape contemporary interpretations of globalization and international business.
  • Integrate concepts and tools to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the management of international business activities.
  • Evaluate how managers direct international activities responsibly, ethically, fairly and sustainably.
  • Recognize the opportunities and challenges that influence how entrepreneurs and executives interpret, open and operate international activities.
  • Complete academic activities that improve complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and integrated reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal activities that improve adaptability, listening, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Participate in experiential activities that improve your leadership, relationship management, time management and presentation skills.

Gain a Competitive Advantage in International Business Careers

100% online

16 months

9 credits

In online classes taught by UD’s experienced faculty, you will explore the relationships between international business trends, innovative technology, global business theories and industry development. To view the complete list of MBA courses, visit the program curriculum page.

Sample Courses

Assesses environmental, institutional, industrial, strategic, and organizational features of globalization and business. Considers frameworks that guide managers’ understanding of globalization and business, how managers interpret the challenges and opportunities of globalization and the implications of globalization to professional development.

Focuses on the development of business strategies and management practices for managing the multinational business organization.

Assesses the professional, economic, political, cultural, and institutional opportunities and challenges that individuals face in the global business environment. Analytics center on explaining the causes and consequences of the expanding integration of nations. Course materials tap varied resources, including contemporary analyses, multimedia profiles, and decision simulations. Class design taps various pedagogies, including research reports, position papers, discussion boards, and objective assessment. Class delivery leverages online technologies that support the “testing effect” and asynchronous assignments, activities, and assessments.

Leading Across Boundaries focuses on cultural similarities and differences worldwide and how they impact managers’ effectiveness. Attention is given to general cultural dimensions as well as specific global mindset competencies. This course will focus on cultural similarities and differences, and interpersonal interactions with people who are different from us. By understanding this, students will uncover and improve their own global leadership skills. Prerequisites: BUAD 870.

Develops managerial decision-making skills in several areas related to international/global marketing such as environmental analysis, planning/organization, marketing research, segmentation, targeting and positioning/competitive analysis, and method of entry.

Career Outlook

This degree program enhances your potential for several international business careers. Business and financial occupations in the U.S. had a median annual wage of $76,570 in May 2021, which was higher than most other occupational groups.1 You could advance to some of the highest-paying leadership roles, such as a marketing director, marketing research analyst, investment manager, public relations manager, account executive and more. To view more exiting career path options, visit the MBA careers page.

Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Manager $133,380 per year2

Public Relations and Fundraising Manager $119,860 per year3

Top Executives $98,980 per year4

Choose From Six MBA Specializations

UD’s online MBA program offers six in-demand specializations. Explore them below.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Information Technology

Become an IT leader who can meet organizational goals. You’ll develop knowledge of how data is managed within an organization and how systems are designed so you can solve problems related to information system business functions.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Business Analytics

Learn to integrate data science, business strategy and management science to optimize outcomes and develop predictive models for an organization or nonprofit.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Healthcare Management

This program, containing courses taught by faculty from UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Health Sciences, will help you to gain a competitive edge and learn about critical issues facing healthcare today.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Strategic Leadership

Explore all of the skills and capacities needed to influence others, manage change, set strategic direction, build teams and support networks and navigate the complex analytical and human dimensions inherent in any leadership role.

Master of Business Administration, MBA: Finance

Build a company’s value by optimizing current funds and finding new revenue avenues. Experiential coursework in financial management, analysis and reporting prepare you to lead organizational growth in corporate, investment and international finance careers.

Answers to Common Questions

We’ve provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about UD’s online programs. If we missed anything, you can get in touch with a knowledgeable admissions counselor by phone at (844) 237-1338.

You can earn your degree in as few as 16 months full-time, or complete the program part-time at your convenience.

Yes. The online MBA at the University of Delaware is delivered through the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, which has been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for more than 50 years. AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the world, and a distinction fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned.

You can transfer up to nine credits from another AACSB accredited MBA program that have not already been used toward a completed degree. Contact an admissions counselor at (844) 237-1338 for more information about transferring your prior credits.

You may start this program in the fall, summer or spring semesters. Applications are accepted at any time up until a week before classes begin. Applications are accepted up until 3 weeks prior to when classes begin.

Read More About Admissions

Yes. To complete the program, you have the following completion options: one major, up to three concentrations or a combination of electives. Choose from concentrations in Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business and Strategic Leadership. You might also complete your degree with a series of approved General Elective courses.

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