Give your MBA the global boost it needs to compete in today's fast-paced, far-reaching business world. As a student in one of our specialized Master's in International Business concentrations, you'll:
For students seeking MBAs that will help them succeed in a competitive global market, we offer three specialized options:
SNHU's master's in international business online can set you up for success in your global interactions. Your focused MBA will give you the edge in the job market, positioning you for a career that may involve travel or work overseas, as well as leadership roles at domestic and multinational organizations.
Upon completion of your international MBA, you'll develop:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online MBA in International Business at SNHU include:
International students who are interested in studying on the SNHU campus should visit the MBA in International Business campus webpage.
Employees with a master's degree earn 20 percent more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.**
A master's in international business is increasingly in high demand across multiple industries around the globe, including financial services, science and technology, healthcare, trade and manufacturing, among others. There is also a significant uptake in demand for MBAs within small business firms and startups.
SNHU’s MBA in International Business curriculum merges our nine core MBA courses with three international business courses, focusing on topics like international relationships, trade, policies and competitiveness.
This coursework may be exempt based on undergraduate coursework.
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 emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.
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.
This course focuses on the basics of business by introducing students to business environments in which they focus on the big picture, identify internal and external opportunities for growth, and manage resources. The course will also present students with management techniques to help them stay current and apply creative solutions to problems. Students will be introduced to the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work, and ethics.
Finance is the language of business, and in this course students will take their understanding of finance to the next level by using analytical skills when dealing with financial reporting. Students will apply financial and analytical skills gained in prior coursework, as well as principles of corporate finance, to business decision making. The course covers financial statements and other reports, the basics of financial forecasting and budgeting, and the communications and vocabulary related to financial statements.
The course focuses on personnel management at all levels: individual, team, and internal and external networks. With an emphasis on interpersonal skills, as well as strength-finders, students will learn essential concepts in conflict management, negotiations, and development of creative culture. Students will also learn how to establish productive relationships, motivate people, align teams and individuals to a vision, and drive change.
The course will focus on brand management and how marketing should be approached as a partner in strategic decision making, both internally and externally. Students will study strategic positioning, market opportunities, pricing strategies, market analysis, as well as product differentiation. SWOT analysis and the marketing mix will be covered in a decision making focus, together with the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work and ethics.
This course examines corporate culture and social responsibility, how to build a sustainable business, and how to promote corporate ethics and values. The course also looks at how to deal with group think, diversity and cultural awareness, civic engagement, and how to be at the forefront of using environmental and sustainable practices that have a positive global impact. The course will also examine personal ethics in relationship to corporate ethics, governance, and civic mindedness.
The course is a continuation of MBA 520 Accounting and Financial Analysis and focuses on effective business decisions using quantitative and qualitative data, microeconomic and macroeconomic variables, and internal financial priorities. The students refine operational and investment decision-making skills with respect to organizational sustainability and growth, mergers, debt vs. equity funding and capital markets. In addition, students are exposed to foreign currencies, foreign direct investment (FDI), and international trade.
This course focuses on the macroeconomic aspect of business, including governmental impact (local, national, international), by exploring public policy, regulatory bodies, regulations' impact on business, trends and current politics and their impact on business, power structures, and lobbying.
This course explores essential aspects of project management, the tracking and measurement of key performance indicators (KPI), and the use of current technology to create automation and sustainability. Students have the opportunity to examine technology management and operations management from a strategic perspective, creating a common view into the different layers of a business. In addition, students learn to collect, identify, and determine quality measures and use common methodologies and strategic planning processes.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the MBA program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
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 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.
International Supply Chain Management Concentration
International Supply Chain Management Concentration
Examine quality tools, inventory control techniques, and forecasting methods used to manage systems that produce an organization's products in the international market. Evaluate methods used by operations managers and determine the effects of those decisions on organizations' throughput, value, and efficiency. Integrate quality, capacity, sustainability, inventory control, and other strategic considerations into recommendations specific to international operations initiatives.
Analyze strategic sourcing and logistical functions essential to supply chain management in the international environment. Study contracts, trade resources, and trade theory of the overall supply chain, and apply these concepts to real-world scenarios. Recommend planning strategies and techniques for optimizing international logistics of goods.
Examine international operations and supply chain management together, as a network that provides a strategic advantage to global managers. Study sources of finance of trade, agencies related to international trade, and the requirements of international trade documentation. Analyze final distribution functions and best practices of offshore procurement within the global supply chain and develop effective international outsourcing and distribution initiatives.
International Finance Concentration
International Finance Concentration
Analyze functions of international financial markets. Discuss corporations' exposures to financial risks in global markets and how corporations address these risks and global funding strategies. Examine exchange rate systems, interest rate parity, and management of real exchange rate risk.
Evaluate investment opportunities in global markets from the institutional and private investor perspective. Discuss various investment vehicles and strategies that can be used to meet investors' objectives. Examine risks and benefits of global investments and determine global market inefficiencies using financial analysis techniques.
Analyze short and long-term opportunities, possibilities, and current threats to international financial institutions, governments and private investors. Study contemporary issues and emerging trends in various global finance sectors based on current underlying conditions. Develop strategies for financial institution expansion into global markets while minimizing associated risks.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/ (viewed online October 26, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, on the Internet, at https://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm (viewed online October 26, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.