Global companies are continuing to expand internationally to create, promote and sell their goods and services. As a result, there is greater demand for professionals with the specialized knowledge required to do business in other countries and cultures. From managing multicultural staff to collaborating with business partners around the globe, a deep understanding of international business is a vital skill in today’s cross-cultural marketplace.
Broad Knowledge - Global Perspective
Benedictine University's MBA International Business electives will prepare you for the fast-paced world of global commerce by focusing on the socio-economic, cultural, political and technological factors and risks that affect worldwide markets. The Benedictine tradition of diversity and inclusion also brings a unique depth to the program’s focus on effective cross-cultural management and communication. If you are interested in becoming an effective servant leader within an international organization, then earning an International Business MBA is a great place to start.
Opening Doors for You and Your Organization
The International Business electives of the online MBA program can contribute to your success working for multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, nonprofits and government agencies. With your understanding of multicultural values and norms as well as international trade and finance, you'll be positioned to overcome potential challenges, negotiate effectively and open doors to business in overseas markets.
The MBA International Business Electives Curriculum
The International Business electives of the online MBA offers three specific courses in addition to your foundation and managerial online MBA courses, for a total of 16 courses:
- MBA 687 Multicultural Management
This course focuses on developing the cultural knowledge and communication skills required to effectively manage a diverse workforce. You will also learn strategies for adapting to another country's business practices and cultural environment. Topics include global management styles, cross-cultural negotiation and decision-making, and the formulation and implementation of global operations strategies.
- MBA 686 International Marketing
In this course, you will learn how to apply marketing principles and concepts across national borders by examining several key variables of the international environment, such as competition, politics, law and consumer behavior. Other areas of focus include the strategic role of the global marketing manager, how to develop an international marketing plan that matches a firm’s capabilities and strategic goals, whether to adapt or standardize company marketing strategy, methodologies for selecting appropriate and effective foreign markets and the effect of a foreign country’s economic situation on marketing strategy.
- MBA 619 International Economics and Finance
This course focuses on financial management of a multinational corporation (MNC) in an international economic setting: the foundations of international financial management, world financial markets and institutions, and global macroeconomic theory. Basic concepts of international finance and economics as well as the practical side of international portfolio investments and asset management are presented, with emphasis on managerial perspective and analysis. You will also earn about modern theories of international trade and current issues in the international finance field.
Why Choose Benedictine's International Business Electives?
You don’t have to study overseas to gain a global perspective on the world of business. By earning your MBA with International Business electives online at Benedictine, you can take advantage of all the benefits Benedictine University provides, such as:
- Personal interaction with a dedicated student advisor.
- A degree from a top-tier, private university with a tradition of academic excellence for more than 130 years.
- Classes that are fully online so you can schedule your coursework according to your personal and professional commitments.
- Collaboration with classmates who are located across the country and around the world in our online classrooms.
- No GRE/GMAT test scores required
- Access to the career resources at Benedictine’s virtual career center, including resume preparation, job boards, tips for successful job interviews, and more.
Have questions about whether the International Business electives are right for you? Request more information today or call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to a Program Manager.