The D'Amore-McKim MS in International Business curriculum is designed to meet the needs of young professionals with bachelor degrees in business or business-related programs providing them with opportunities to connect business concepts to real-world issues.

This program requires thirty credits. Twenty-one credits are Graduate Business courses and six elective credits may be taken in Business, Sociology, or Political Science. Three credits are from a 10-day International Field Study course that offers immersion in the practices and culture of a country or region outside of the U.S. The course is taught primarily in the country or region of interest and involves a mix of classes, company site visits, and cultural activities.

This program begins in September. You may complete the program in 12 months when coursework is taken on a full-time basis for 2 semesters and 2 summer terms.

Download Student Learning Outcomes for this program (PDF).

Prerequisite Undergraduate Business Courses

1. Introduction to Financial Accounting or Introduction to Managerial Accounting

2. Organizational Behavior or Introduction to Marketing

3. Financial Management

You will need to have successfully completed three prerequisite undergraduate business courses from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent with a minimum grade of a 3.00 in each class. You may enroll or be enrolled in classes fulfilling the prerequisite courses while you apply for admission to this program. Please provide official transcripts showing the completed coursework when available.

MS in International Business Curriculum (30 credits)

Required Business Courses Details

International Marketing

Develops understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the international marketing executive, the decision-making process in marketing goods abroad, and the environmental forces—economic, cultural, and political—affecting the marketing process in the international marketplace.

3 credits

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Introduction to International Accounting and Finance

Offers students an opportunity to obtain a graduate-level understanding of accounting principles and standards and resulting financial statements. Emphasizes problems caused from differences in accounting standards and tax codes. Traces the impact of exchange-rate changes on the reporting of profits and owner’s equity.

3 credits

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Managing the Global Enterprise

Focuses on the international business environment, and examines the influence on global decision making of such areas as the international economy and trade issues, legal and political context differences, governmental actions, cultural and ethical system differences, exchange rates and international currency markets, international institutions like the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, and regional agreements like the European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Also analyzes why firms internationalize their operations, how they can internationalize, and key areas such as international manufacturing, marketing, human resource management, and strategy.

3 credits

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Global Managerial Economics

Develops understanding of the organization of the global economy and how this helps managers assess the winds of economic change and make better decisions for their shareholders. Addresses interactions among competitors, suppliers and customers, central banks and other financial intermediaries, and governments and how these interactions impact business decision making. Leads to a framework for industry analysis in a global setting that involves economic analysis, competitive analysis, and business decision-making skills.

3 credits

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Global Supply Chain Management

Focuses on the managerial activities of those involved in supply chain management operations and planning for companies involved in international commerce. Analyzes contemporary issues that affect the design of international supply chain systems and strategies, including sourcing, logistics, transactions, risk, and ethical considerations. Examines the current status and future prospects of the modes of international logistics operations as well as international trade and development issues, not only from the corporate perspective but also in terms of government policy.

3 credits

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International Finance Management

Develops specific concepts, policies, and techniques for the financial management of the multinational firm. Topics include operation of the foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, sources and instruments of international financing, foreign direct investment and the management of political risk, multinational capital budgeting, and financing control systems for the multinational firm.

3 credits

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Becoming a Global Leader

Seeks to help students build the cross-cultural skills necessary to comfortably and effectively work in different cultures and with people from different cultures. Discusses the alignment between the firm’s business strategy and the leader’s responses in a multicultural environment along with the methods for leadership effectiveness in multicultural teams and virtual environments. Using online, experiential, and discussion-based methods, offers students an opportunity to gain the self-awareness needed to generate a plan for their own global leadership development.

3 credits

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Elective Business Courses Details

View elective options in the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship Technological, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy.

3-6 credits

Elective Sociology or Political Science Courses Details

Student may also choose to take elective Sociology or Political Science Courses.

3-6 credits

Required International Field Study (Summer One) Details

International Field Study

This 3-credit course is designed to give students intense exposure to the global business environment by immersing them in the business practices or culture of a country or region outside of the U.S. The course is taught primarily in the country or region of interest and involves a mix of classes, company site visits, and cultural activities.

3 credits

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