North Central College - Naperville, IL

M.I.B.A. Courses

NOTE: This page contains course descriptions for Master of International Business Administration program (IBA).The program also draws on courses from the Business Administration (ACC, BUS, ECN, FIN, MGT, MKT) program, the Leadership Studies (MLD) program, and the Liberal Studies (MLS) program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

IBA 535 Globalization and the Manager (3.00)
Introduction to the global business environment, focusing on the contemporary debates of the political, social, and economic consequences of the globalization of markets and industries. Beginning with broader themes about globalization and its implications, the course surveys the macro-economic, political, and socio-cultural terrain of global business. Topics include the role of politics, culture, trade, the role that interest rates and exchange rates, trade barriers, regional trade agreements, global institutions, international trade organizations, emerging markets, and political risk. Also examines these topics from a social and ethics perspective.

IBA 675 International Business Strategy (3.00)
Provides students with an understanding of how to develop an effective and international business strategy. Moreover, it covers how strategy fits into the organization and running of a company or multi-company corporation. Introduces students to the way in which a firm can achieve sustainable competitive advantage and develop the corporation internationally. Enables students to evaluate the factors that need to be considered in analyzing a firm's global external environment as well as the internal core competences of a firm. Students learn how to formulate the international strategy for a firm. Prerequisites: IBA 535, MGT 682.

IBA 690 International Entrepreneurship (3.00)
Provides students with the intellectual and practical background to equip would-be international enterpreneurs with the skills and knowledge to set up their own international companies successfully. Students gain an understanding of the key differences between large companies and SMEs and learn to appreciate the role of start-up and international entrepreneurial activity from small manufacturers to large corporations. Students work with an existing or new product in a new international market. In addition, provides students with an understanding of the financing options available to start-up and developing companies. Finally, students generate a comprehensive international business plan. Prerequisites: IBA 535, MKT 688.

IBA 694 International Business Project (3.00)
Students work in teams to provide solutions to a business problem or strategic project. The students may work with a company on a professional project or a series of cases-problems in order to provide strategic international options. The professional project delivers hands-on experience of the markets, economic policies, and business practices of the country in which the company operates or wishes to operate. The business problem or strategic project requires students to apply creativity and analytical tools to complete the project and communicate the results to the respective audience. Prerequisites: IBA 675 or IBA 690.

IBA 697 Internship (3.00)
International Business Internship Instructor consent required.