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International Business

The international marketplace is no longer reserved for only the largest companies. Today, even many smaller companies need to think globally.

AIU® offers an industry-relevant MBA program with an in-depth specialization in International Business designed for students interested in learning how to develop strategic solutions to international business management problems and provide leadership while building capacity in international businesses. In this industry-focused curriculum, students can acquire specialized knowledge and insights that can help develop or enhance their business or management acumen in an increasingly global marketplace.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying advanced topics in International Business to complete the specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to learn a comprehensive core of business knowledge in addition to specialized knowledge and skills common to professionals in international business.

  • Next Start Date

    October 5th, 2015

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  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of the MBA with a specialization in International Business can provide students with an advanced level of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

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    • Adapt and innovate to solve problems.
    • Analyze various leader, follower, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership, and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers.
    • Apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business and management problems using knowledge of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
    • Develop plans to improve business operations.
    • Apply principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases and evaluate the quality of research presented based on these principles.
    • Use knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities.
    • Use critical thinking skills, including deriving the issue, understanding argument reasoning and developing conclusions.
    • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
    • Communicate effectively in business situations.
    • Examine the elements of the legal and regulatory environment in which international businesses function.
    • Construct strategic solutions to international business management problems.
    • Provide leadership and build capacity in international businesses.

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    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • In this specialized curriculum, you can develop a comprehensive view of international business, finance, management, leadership and economics by studying the legal and regulatory environments in international business, international finance, international leadership and management, and economics for the global economy.

    This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with half of your courses in your field of interest. It can help you develop an advanced, industry-specific knowledge base common to business professionals with relevant experience in an increasingly global marketplace. For example:

    • In Economics for the Global Manager, students have the opportunity to apply the theory and tools of micro- and macroeconomics and research to the formation of business decisions in the global environment.
    • In Legal & Regulatory Environment in International Business, students can study key 21st century issues facing global enterprises in which business issues are determined by legal strategies and the legal regulatory environment.
    • In International Finance, students can analyze financial problems facing businesses engaged in international activities, including an examination of the effect of foreign exchange on working capital management.
    • In International Management & Leadership, students can examine the role national culture plays in managing people and developing managerial systems at the international, multinational and global level.


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete coursework in the International Business specialization program will receive a comprehensive grounding in the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to develop systems and strategies at the international, multinational and global level.

    From learning and understanding the broad business principles and best practices that drive international business relations, to applying those principles and knowledge to real-world simulations drawn from challenges in the industry today, students will have been given a practical basis of preparation for careers in this field.

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