International Business

Professional Track

The professional track in International Business prepares graduates for careers in today’s global world economy. Value chains have long extended across borders into different political, economic, cultural, legal, and technological environments, resulting in a need for employees, entrepreneurs, managers, and top leaders to understand the context and the mechanics of international business.

This professional track will prepare graduates so that they, individually, and their organizations can be successful when doing business in or with foreign countries. They will acquire knowledge about the mechanics of international business in a variety of areas ranging from management, law, finance, marketing, and human resources to strategy and they will develop practical skills related to cross-cultural interactions.


Required Emphasis Course
  • MBA 523   International Business
    (Student must take this corresponding Emphasis Course along with an additional Emphasis Course of their choice.)
Professional Concentration Courses

Choose four from the following:

  • MBA 564   Applied International Management
  • MBA 574   Global Human Resources Management
  • MBA 560   International Business Law
  • MBA 561   International Finance
  • MBA 562   International Marketing
  • MBA 563   Global Strategy
  • MBA 5STI   Special Topics of International Business


The management opportunities increase exponentially with an MBA, the most popular degree awarded in business. MBA students with an emphasis in International Business will be prepared for roles including:

  • International Marketing Director
  • Financial Controller
  • Multinational Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • International Trade and Customs Manager
  • International Foreign Policy Advisor

Learning a new language and keeping up to date on technology will also give you a competitive edge.

While the professional track in International Business will be helpful for graduates in any business function in international or global companies, there are a number of specialized career areas that this track specifically prepares students for:

  • Export Management
  • Import Management
  • International Sales
  • Global Sourcing and Purchasing
  • Global Business Development
  • International Financial Management
  • International Accounting
  • Global Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Global Human Resources
  • Expatriate Management
  • Global Strategy
  • International Management Consulting
Examples of level-based positions:
Entry-level Positions Middle-level Positions Top-level Positions
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • Foreign Sales Representative
  • International Strategy Analyst
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Global Business Manager
  • Foreign Currency Investment Advisor
  • Senior International Strategy Analyst
  • International Management Analyst
  • International Marketing Director
  • International Foreign Policy Advisor
  • International Financial Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • CEO

Professional Associations and Organizations