MBA in International Business

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With more markets interacting internationally than ever before, the abilities necessary for this global challenge are in even greater demand. Study international finance and global economics with current business professionals, and interact with a diverse online community to better understand the challenges and opportunities available around the world. Add these critical skills and strategies to your portfolio while you take advantage of our study-abroad options, available for those interested.

At Concordia University Online, you will receive the benefit of worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start at your convenience, and unique perspectives from a diverse MBA student body, 40 percent of which is international.

The Concordia School of Business does not require graduate students to take a GMAT, GRE or write a thesis, as part of their admission process. Instead a Capstone Course is required at the end of your program to prove your skill level.
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Goals / Objectives

  • Understanding of the structure and functioning of production systems within a manufacturing context, and the complexity of international business operations
  • Ability to navigate the complex web of international financing markets using your insight into foreign exchange, as well as decisions relating to capital budgeting
  • Solid context for understanding international trade, international monetary economics, the impact of government policies, and multilateral treaties and trade agreements
  • Capability to apply key marketing concepts to international situations, including standardization vs. segmentation, marketing, design, and administration
  • Familiarity with the challenges specific to international business, plus current trends

Career Outlook

  • Management Analyst
  • International Buyer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Opperations Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer

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International Business

Choose 15 Credits

Global Production and Operations (MIB 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Global Production and Operations studies the structure and functioning of production systems within a manufacturing context. The complexity of international business operations is also studied. Topics include: plant location and operation, inventory control, transportation, technology acquisition (CAD/CAM), work flow planning, JIT concepts and statistical quality control. Also covered is how each of the above topics generally relates to the global service environment.
Industry Leaders Seminar Series (MBA 587/887) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Industry Leaders Seminar Series introduces the graduate student to best practices in business administration from the perspective of organizational leaders who give guest lectures for the students. Students get exposed to the culture, business and technical aspects of various industry types, and hone their professional networking skills. Series delivered over two semesters and combines on-campus and online components. 3 credit hours.
International Finance (MIB 540/840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Finance presents the study of financial management in the global market-place . Topics will include foreign exchange, decisions relating to capital budgeting in relation to the flow of funds and the investment alternatives for management and investors . The operation of international financing markets will be presented
International Economics (MIB 545/845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Economics presents a study of the theories of international trade, international monetary economics, the impact of government policies and multilateral treaties and trade agreements.
International Marketing (MIB 555/855) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Marketing involves the study and application of key marketing concepts to the international situations. Topics covered include: standardization vs. segmentation, marketing problem design and administration, and special problems.
International Business (MIB 560/860) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Business studies business with an international context, with special attention paid to the problems peculiar to international business, as well as current trends, such as drive toward European unity, GATT, NAFTA, and Pacific Rim developments. 3 credits.
International Study Abroad (MIB 570/870) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Study Abroad allows students to travel abroad to experience business and cultures other than that available in the United States. Students will be immersed in an environment that will allow improved cultural awareness, communication skills and tactile learning. Special International Student Information: This class is available only to students for opportunities outside the home country of the international student.

MBA Core Curriculum

Managerial Economics (MBA 500/800) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Managerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required.
Ethics and Organizational Leadership (MBA 503/803) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course studies contemporary business issues facing managers. Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating well–grounded policies. A special emphasis on organizations and their attendant process is designed to increase ones leadership skills and effectiveness.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 510/810) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Applied Statistical Methods studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs. Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required. 3 credits.
Corporate Finance (MBA 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Corporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required.
Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (MBA 540/840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MBA 580/880) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to increase one's effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group, and structural behavior and concepts are presented. A special emphasis on leadership is provided. Undergraduate management prerequisite required. 3 credits.
Management Science and Analytics (MBA 569/869) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Management Science and Analytics introduces techniques and methods used in business management to analyze and solve business problems. The course will also explore the reasoning behind the use of management science techniques. We will explore various practices from the field of management science that can be applied in spreadsheet models to help in the decision-analysis and decision making process. The course will also present techniques to assist managers with planning, organizing, leading and controlling projects.
Issues in Human Resources Management (MBA 610/910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized.
Strategic Management (MBA 590/890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Capstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required.

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