Successes and failures in the business world
are often dependent on a corporation “going global.”
In order for these
companies to be successful performers in the international market, they will
need managers who are strategic thinkers and can make decisions based on the benefits of conducting business beyond domestic borders.
The M.B.A. with a Concentration in Global
Business provides an opportunity for students to learn about the opportunities
and challenges of achieving objectives in a world that is becoming more
interconnected and dependent on international economies. Students learn
about the unique financial challenges of a global business, how to manage human
resources across the world, how to deal with a variety of cultures and customs,
and about international trade and investments.
As with all courses in the College of Business
and Management, ethics is woven throughout so that students can apply ethical
principles to decisions about typical issues found in the global workplace. In
order to take theory to practice, students will either complete an internship
in a global company or participate in an international trip. Either option
allows students to experience firsthand the practices that make global
In their final course of the program, students
develop and present a capstone paper that focuses on a global strategy that
supports the achievement of an organizational goal. Students who complete the
M.B.A. with a concentration in global business are well-equipped to become middle-
and upper-level managers of a global corporation.