In the increasingly global economy, many of our graduates will be seeking employment in the field of international business with hopes of traveling and working abroad in a variety of countries and cultures. This type of employment requires graduates to have specialized knowledge of the unique economic, cultural, political, and social differences among countries and how these affect business practices relative to general business practices of firms operating in the United States .
Students are required to take three of the following courses in addition to the required common courses.
The International Business concentration courses are available through distance-based delivery as well as on-campus, in-class delivery.
International markets and instruments, global financing strategies, global capital budgeting, global working capital management, international tax planning.
A case study course emphasizing the global environment in which today's businesses function.
International markets, instruments, and global marketing strategies. This course will focus on the study of consumer behavior and buying cultures in all major regions of the world, and it relates this information to the creation of international marketing plans and strategies.
Theory and practice of managing across borders. This course is about global management. It demonstrates how cultural factors influence behavior in the workplace and examines the skills needed to manage across national borders.
Develops graduate students' understanding and knowledge of international business in a foreign nation. This course is based on the assumption that immersion in an alternative national setting is an extremely powerful method of learning. The aim of the course is to introduce a global business approach to students. Topics covered include cultural differences, international strategy, regional politics, the internal economic situation, marketing, international finance, quality in services, organizational development and change, international negotiations, and international operations.