Global Master of Business Administration

General

Program Description

The Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA) is a 46 credit-hour, one-year masterâs degree leveraging ACMâs strategic location in Southern Europe. The program builds on the historic academic tradition of the Institute for American Universities, ACMâs parent organization, as one of the first American institutions abroad to prepare those aspiring to careers in international business and diplomacy. With our principal campus in Aix-en-Provence, France and satellite campuses and programs in Spain and Morocco, ACM is well positioned to prepare students for the many challenges of the global economy today with an emphasis on Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean.

Students will specialize in one of the following four tracks:

  • Global Wine Studies
  • Mediterranean Business Studies
  • Global Management
  • Global Marketing

Admissions Requirements

Students admitted to the Global MBA program must have completed a bachelorsâ degree or its equivalent (120 units of academic credit) with some proficiency in at least one language other than English. Students are required to take the GMAT, and international experience and/or knowledge of other cultures is highly recommended for admission into the program. For international applicants who completed their course of study in any language other than English, a minimum TOEFL score of 79 is required. Apply Now!

Degree Requirements

The Global MBAâs 46 credits are composed of the following:

  • Core courses (27 credits)
  • Two language and culture courses (6 credits)
  • One elective according to the studentâs chosen track (3 credits)
  • January Term Traveling Seminar (4 credits)
  • Summer consultancy/internship project (6 credits)

Core Courses

  • Financial Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Management
  • Global Marketing
  • International Economics
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Management
  • Intercultural Management
  • Business Law and Ethics in the Global Marketplace

Sample Elective Courses

  • Global Brand Management
  • The Economics of the European Union
  • Luxury Management
  • Socially Responsible and Sustainable Fashion Management
  • Wine Marketing and Analysis
  • Regional Wine Trade and Economics
  • International Wine Trade
  • Wine, Gastronomy, and Sustainability of the Mediterranean

Language and Culture

All candidates are required to take 6 credits of language and culture courses in French, Spanish, or Arabic.

Courses

Early Start (2 credits)

Students will take the following 500-level, two-credit core course: Intercultural Management

Semester 1 (17 credits)

All students will enroll in four 500-level core courses and choose a language to study during the year to fulfill the language proficiency requirement.

Core Courses

  • Financial Accounting (3 Credits)
  • Operations Management (3 Credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making (2 Credits)
  • Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)

Language and Culture (6 Credits)

January Term Traveling Seminar (4 credits)

All students will participate in a January Term Traveling Seminar between the Fall and Spring semesters, selected from the list below according to their chosen track.

  • International Business (France-Morocco-Belgium-Germany)
  • Diplomacy & Business (France-Belgium-Tunisia)
  • Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean

Semester 2 (17 credits)

All candidates will take five 500-level core courses and choose one 500-level elective course related to their chosen track.

Core Courses

  • Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • Global Marketing (3 credits)
  • Business Law and Ethics in the Global Marketplace (3 credits)
  • Financial Management (3 credits)
  • International Economics (2 credits)
  • Sample Elective Courses (3 credits)
  • Global Brand Management
  • The Economics of the European Union
  • Luxury Management
  • Socially Responsible and Sustainable Fashion Management
  • Wine Marketing and Analysis
  • Regional Wine Trade and Economics
  • International Wine Trade
  • Wine, Gastronomy, and Sustainability of the Mediterranean

Internship & Consultancy Project (6 credits)

Starting in the fall semester, students will work with their advisor to compose and submit a prospective consultancy project proposal for approval by their committee. During this process, the studentâs advisor will help determine his/her particular track of study depending on the consultancy projectâs area of focus.

Beginning in May of the spring semester, ACM will help students secure internships from ACMâs business network that include corporations of the caliber of Airbus industries and CMA-CGM. Although ACM guides and supports students in this process, each student is responsible for applying and interviewing for the internship. Once the internship begins, students will continue to work closely with their advisor, submitting regular reports throughout the internship. The student will remain in the internship through mid-August and be required to submit a final report upon completion, no later than September 1st.

While students will attend the graduation ceremony in May, they will only receive their diploma upon the submission and successful completion of their consultancy report.

Total = 46 Credits

Tuition costs

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*J-Term fees include tuition for three semester credits, housing, continental breakfast every day and some evening meals, activity fee, orientation, health, liability and repatriation insurance, intra-European transportation, and scheduled cultural activities. Additional student costs include round-trip airfare, lunches, textbooks, and personal expenses.

Last updated August 2019

About the School

The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM) strives to provide excellence in international education, inspire intercultural awareness, and prepare students for success in a global community throug ... Read More

The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM) strives to provide excellence in international education, inspire intercultural awareness, and prepare students for success in a global community through the study of European and Mediterranean history, languages, cultures, and contemporary issues. Read less
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