In this specialized curriculum, students can gain knowledge and industry insights that can help develop or enhance their business or management acumen in an increasingly global marketplace. At AIU, you can take more courses focused on your area of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business, your classes can include:
Economics for the Global Manager
In this course students will apply the theory and tools of micro and macroeconomics and research to the formation of business decisions in the global environment.
The course is an analysis of financial problems facing businesses engaged in international activities. Topics include financing foreign investments, financial control of foreign operations, key economic theories, various financial instruments for risk management, exchange risk management, international financing and investment issues and the effect of foreign exchange on working capital management.
International Management and Leadership
This course examines the role national culture plays in managing people and developing managerial systems at the international, multinational, and global level. The course includes analysis of how different national/regional cultures affect issues such as employee motivation, group dynamics, leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, communication patterns, and approaches to organizational change.
Legal and Regulatory Environment in International Business
This course provides a review of the key 21st century issues facing global enterprises in which business issues are determined by legal strategies and the legal regulatory environment. The course begins with a consideration of state responsibility for acts that affect private enterprise (e.g. expropriation); the regulation of the environmental impact of business activities in foreign countries; the rise of international regulation of trade in services and labor; international sales of goods; international transportation; international financing; and taxation.
Global Financial Management
Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy, financing options for international business, and the making of standard financial management decisions.
Business Research for Decision Making
In this course, the student will explore decision making from a managerial viewpoint and examine the role of decision making in dealing with employees, formulating strategy, and negotiating. This course requires students to understand, apply, and evaluate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as they apply to business studies and analysis.
A Managerial Approach to Marketing
This course focuses on the application of marketing concepts in a global organization. Students will examine international channel distribution as well as promotional, pricing, and product strategies.
The development and implementation by the global enterprise of integrated business strategies and policies is the focus of this applied course. Course contents include the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the corporate resources, products, and assets. Advanced research is an integral component of this course.
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