MBA Specialization in International Business

Loyola's part-time MBA with specialization in International Business prepares students for the global business environment. International management practices and challenges arising from conducting business in different cultural contexts are explored. Courses in the International Business specialization consider management issues such as strategic initiatives; international alliances; organization structure and systems; motivation; leadership; global human resources; negotiations; and organizational knowledge and learning capabilities are investigated and compared across organizational and country cultures. In-depth explorations of the impact of international trade, finance, and investment on global business enable managers to develop, implement, and evaluate a global strategy for domestic organizations going international for the first time or for the ongoing multinational corporation.

MBA Specialization in International Business: Curriculum & Course Information

  • GB 796 - International Management * or
  • GB 798 - Global Strategy

The Professional's MBA International Business specialization requires students to complete two additional elective courses (9 credits) at the upper level. Select from the following courses:

  • GB 719 - Independent Study
  • GB 726 - International Finance
  • GB 734 - Managing Global Supply Chains
  • GB 748 - International Marketing *
  • GB 779 - International Study Tour: Corporate Social Responsibility
  • GB 782 - International Economics
  • GB 795 - Special Topics in International Business *
  • GB 850 - Global Information Systems
  • GB 894 - Advanced Topics in International Trade, Finance, and Investment
  • GB 898 - New Approaches for Global Competitiveness

* May be offered as a study tour. Only one study tour course can be used to satisfy the MBA international business specialization.

Special topics courses are also available for the MBA in international business specialization that are not listed specifically in the course catalogue. Special topics are updated by academic year or term to discuss contemporary issues in international business and to meet the needs and requests of students.

MBA Specializations

In addition to International Business, our Professional’s MBA program can be customized for seven other specializations:

Loyola’s rigorous curriculum and focus on real-world business problems demanded new avenues of thought, enhanced my natural inclinations, and transformed me into an adaptable leader.

—Awais Akbar ’08

I come from a technical background, and I have the management experience, but the Loyola MBA provided a way to blend the two.

—Martin Feinkeng ’07

All the classes I took, all the professors I learned from and all the fellow colleagues I worked with enriched my education and left me with a piece of knowledge I didn’t have before.

—Mike Barberio ’10

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