Compete in the increasingly global 21st-century business world with an online International Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Specially selected MBA courses use a mix of theory and applied research to develop your mastery of this field and prepare you for work in the international activities of firms doing business in other countries. Graduates of our International MBA online programs are working around the world in global finance, international trade, international marketing, management of companies overseas and international project development.
Our International MBA is one of the most affordable in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. The curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation of theory and practice, taught by faculty with real-world business experience, in a classroom environment where students get the opportunity to interact and share best practices with peers from more than 80 countries around the world. You'll have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge by selecting a concentration or combining electives that focus on your area of interest.
The innovative International MBA online curriculum is taught by highly qualified faculty who integrate their research and professional experience into classes. International Business Department faculty members are well recognized in their fields of specialization. Their close connections with businesses and governmental organizations play a key role in the success of our graduates in our international business programs.
As part of the global MBA program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in an optional two-week summer program to visit multinational corporations in countries such as Russia, China, Brazil, the Czech Republic or Turkey. By studying business practices in these emerging markets, you’ll gain an invaluable real-world view of international business.
When you graduate with an International MBA from SNHU, you'll leave with:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your International MBA online at SNHU include:
International MBA Admission Requirements
The backgrounds of students in SNHU's International MBA programs vary widely. While the majority of students have undergraduate degrees in business, some successful participants have undergraduate degrees in foreign languages, social sciences and natural sciences. Most are employed in a capacity in which a global MBA will provide an academic credential and a body of knowledge that will enhance their careers. A common denominator for success is a willingness to appreciate and work with other cultures and to travel overseas.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts. Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.
International students who require a visa to study in the U.S. should contact our International Admission office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.645.9629.
Employees with a master’s degree earn 20 percent more on average than those with only a bachelor’s degree and almost 80 percent more than those without a degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
International MBAs are increasingly in high demand across multiple industries around the globe, including financial services, science and technology, healthcare, trade, manufacturing, among others. There is also a significant uptake in demand for MBAs within small business firms and startups.
Professionals who obtain this degree often describe the accomplishment as highly rewarding — personally, professionally and financially. Simply put, an MBA is worth the investment.
The International MBA curriculum is built on a 10-course core designed to provide academic rigor and the body of knowledge you would expect in a traditional MBA, but with truly international business-focused content. It also provides the flexibility for you to customize your degree with classes that focus on specific topics of interest. Choose to take electives or select a concentration area to complete your International MBA.
Students progress through the core courses and then through electives or a concentration track. To earn your degree, you'll complete 10 International MBA core courses and either three elective business courses or three concentration courses, for a minimum of 13 courses (39 credits).
Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses. Students requiring foundation courses often choose the elective option because it provides the added flexibility of using some foundation courses to fulfill their elective requirements. Students choosing the elective option are also able to pursue a graduate certificate in addition to their degree program (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
International MBA Curriculum – Electives Track
The electives track features three graduate business courses of your choice in addition to the 10-course core. SNHU offers hundreds of courses to choose from; students can seek to develop a specific area of expertise or choose a variety of courses to add more breadth to your general management foundation.
International MBA Curriculum – Concentrations Track
The International MBA program offers more than 20 career-oriented concentrations, which provide a convenient way to focus your education to your field or a field into which you are seeking to transition. Each three-course concentration was specifically designed to provide depth in a specialized field.
International MBA Curriculum — Core Courses
The 10-course International MBA core was developed to help students succeed in today's competitive and diverse business environment. Although topics are based loosely around a traditional MBA, course content is primarily focused on developing the skillset and strategic advantage to lead companies that do business globally.
The 10-course International MBA core was developed to help students succeed in today's competitive and diverse business environment. Although topics are based loosely around a traditional MBA, course content is primarily focused on developing the skill set and strategic advantage to lead companies that do business globally.
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
This course explores the entire process of engaging in entrepreneurial activities in the global arena. The course covers in detail five essential areas of business development in the global market: Fundamentals and Identifying Opportunities, Valuation and Risk Management, Mobilizing Resources, Managing Contingencies and Changing Contexts, and Growth, Harvesting and Exit of businesses. Each of these areas will be covered in detail and supported with actual global case studies to enhance the learning of concepts. Students will test their skills by researching the creation of a global company.
This course is a survey of economic, social and political relationships among and within nations, and their impacts upon corporations that operate in an international context.
This course is a study of the problems of financing and reporting international operations. The evaluation of risk and funding strategies in international monetary relationships are emphasized.
This course involves the study of the issues involved in identifying developing relationships with international markets.
Students in this course examine the conceptual and practical aspects of international trade and competitiveness. Theories of international trade, commercial policies and ways to improve international competitiveness are studied.
The issues and problems inherent in conducting business across different cultures are examined in this course. Students develop skills and strategies needed for effective negotiation with people from different cultures and societies.
This is a capstone course for the international business certificate. The course integrates various aspects of international business and focuses on the formulation of international business strategy. Case studies that cut across various functional disciplines are emphasized.
The U.S. economy is becoming increasingly global in nature. We are marketing and distributing more products in foreign nations, locating plants and other facilities internationally, and are buying from foreign companies. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain management function related to the international environment in terms of business/cultural customs, legal considerations, purchasing strategies, financial aspects, and international distribution.
Some students may be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced IMBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.
Please speak to an admission advisor for more information.
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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