MBA/Master of International Business Dual Degree
With this dual-degree program students can earn an MBA and a Master of International Business degree in two years. As a requirement of graduation, candidates must have a minimum of two years of college-level language education or the equivalent proficiency in a second language.
The MBA/MIB dual degree requires the core MBA work plus required MIB courses as well as MBA and MIB electives, for a total of 64.5 credits for FT students and 70.5 for PT students. View the required and elective courses.
The distinguishing features of the MBA/MIB program are the language requirement and the two- to three-month internship conducted overseas in the student's designated foreign language, in the summer months between the first and second years of full-time study. The objective of the internship is twofold: to gain valuable business experience, as well as to experience first-hand the language, culture, and business environment of a foreign country.
MBA Required Courses & MBA Elective Courses
Full-Time MBA/MIB students are required to complete 25.5 credits of MBA core courses. These courses are consistent with the core courses that are required of all MBA students.
Part-Time MBA/MIB students are required to complete 31.5 credits of MBA core courses. (Includes Ethics, HR & 3 credit Decision Tech as opposed to 1.5 credit FT course)
Full-Time MBA/MIB students are required to take an additional 13.5 credits of MBA electives for a total of 39 MBA credits.
Part-Time MBA/MIB students are required to take an additional 13.5 credits of MBA electives for a total of 45 MBA credits.
MIB Required Courses and Electives
Both Full-Time and Part-Time MBA/MIB students are required to complete 9 credits of MIB core courses.
- Global Macro Economics I&II
- Economics for International Business
- MIB Internship including a paper and oral presentation
Both Full-Time and Part-Time students are required to take an additional 16.5 MIB elective credits from the following list for a total of 25.5 MIB credits:
- Managing Risk in a Global Environment
- International Finance
- International Marketing
- The Management of Strategic Alliances
- Global Research Practicum
- Cross-Cultural Dimensions
- Global Business Project
- Business Ethics & Social Performance
- Strategic Cost Analysis
- International Accounting Issues
- Business to Business Marketing
- Project Management
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Process Engineering
- Production Management & Process Improvement
- Competitive Intelligence
- Acquisition & Divestment
- Business Process Redesign
- Business and Engineering Collaborations in India
- India Today, China Today, etc. (one-credit courses offered once a term over a weekend)
- Independent Study in International Business*
*This option is only to be used as a last resort if the student is able to articulate a compelling case and a member of the faculty has agreed to oversee the course.
The student would also be able to study for up to one term abroad at a partner school including the European Business, Euromed Management, the University of Augsburg or Santa Maria University to fulfill up to 12 credits of his/her MIB elective course requirements.
Students would also have the option of taking elective courses from the School of Law or the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs as long as the student has received permission from the Assistant Dean of MBA Programs.