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School of Business & Entrepreneurship

Master of Business Administration specialization in International Business

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630-637-5555
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Why Pursue a Master of Business Administration specialization in international business Degree at North Central College?

Take flexible 100% online courses from anywhere!  The program is designed to support balancing work, life, and school.  Become equipped with key competencies and innovative skills to advance your career through the online Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business.

  • Courses focused on business fundamentals 
  • Suite of courses focused on business administration
  • Master skills in Global Marketing, International Trade and Business in Emerging Markets

You will walk away with skills to identify unique challenges and opportunities doing business in emerging markets, understand the global market that can open doors to exciting and new opportunities that are otherwise unattainable in the domestic marketplace, understand the United States' international tax structure and how this impacts domestic-based companies.

Key Features

  • 100% Online
  • Courses offered every 7 weeks
  • Asynchronous learning allowing you to learn on your own schedule

Personal and Professional Development

A key distinguishing feature of our program is a residency experience.  You will be immersed in a professional development conference atmosphere with content that bolsters our liberal arts approach to your business education.  You will have opportunities to interact with business leaders willing to serve as mentors, meet program faculty, network with peers, and participate in value-added seminars specially designed to significantly enhance your career potential.  

The professional development events are a unique feature of our program and are offered in a conference format with speakers and breakout sessions rather than a course led by one instructor.  

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to convey business concepts and original and creative solutions in a coherent and professional manner.
  • Ability to apply data analysis, interpretation, and presentation skills to advanced and complex business situations.
  • Awareness and importance of managing global and multicultural personnel in a professional setting for international organizations.
  • Understanding of the ethical and social responsibilities of companies, organizations, and business professionals.
  • Expertise in the application of a broad range of business concepts.

Master of Business Administration with specialization in international business curriculum

Take one course in each 7 week session to complete the degree in 24 months.  Courses are offered 100% online in an asynchronous environment allowing you to learn on your own schedule.  

A minimum of 36 credit hours:  15 credit hours in core courses, 12 credit hours in Business Administration courses and nine credit hour of international business courses.

Core Courses

Data Analytics for Managers

Applied Managerial Marketing

Strategic Management

Financial Management

Organizational Behavior

Business Administration Courses

Managerial Economics

Global Business

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Strategy

Global Supply Chain Design and Management

International Business Courses

Business in Emerging Markets

Global Marketing Management

International Trade, Taxes, and Transfer Pricing

 

MBA Faculty

Our faculty have real-world experience and are able to bring case studies into your virtual classroom. Although our degree is online, the business faculty are accessible for you to reach out and connect. 

Accounting Faculty

David Gray

Professor of Accounting; Chairperson, Department of Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance
+1 630 637 5586
Suzanne Seymoure
Suzanne Seymoure

Associate Professor of Accounting
Accounting and Finance
+1 630 637 5587
Gerald Thalmann

Associate Professor of Accounting
Accounting and Finance
+1 630 637 5588
Dan Vitale
Dan Vitale

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting
Accounting and Finance
+1 630 637 5472

Economics and Finance Faculty

Natalia De Lima Bracarense

Associate Professor of Economics
Economics
+1 630 637 5458
John Colletti

Adjunct Associate Professor of Accounting
Accounting and Finance
+1 630 637 5240
Ryan Decker

Assistant Professor of Economics; Director of the Center for Financial Literacy
Economics
+1 630 637 5248
Patrick Gray

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance
Accounting and Finance
+1 630 637 5499
Najrin Khanom

Assistant Professor of Finance
Economics
+1 630 637 5466
Doh-Khul Kim

Professor of Economics and Finance
Economics
+1 630 637 5243
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics
Economics
+1 630 637 5240
Brenden Mason

Assistant Professor of Economics
Economics
+1 630 637 5420

Entrepreneurship Faculty

Chetan Chawla

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Business & Entrepreneurship
+1 630 637 5471
Brian Hanlon

Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship; Associate Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5242

Human Resources Faculty

Brian Glibkowski

Associate Professor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5590
Rhetta Standifer
Rhetta Standifer

Associate Professor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5244

International Business

Robert Moussetis

Professor of International Business
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5475

Management Faculty

Esen Andic-Mortan

Assistant Professor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5249
Thomas Cavenagh, JD

Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics, and Values; Director of Leadership, Ethics and Values; Co-Director of the Center for Social Impact; and Professor of Business Law and Conflict Resolution
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5157
Brian Glibkowski

Associate Professor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5590
Mark Rusin
Mark Rusin

Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics
Economics
+1 630 637 5240
Joshua Seago

Half-time Instructor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5240
Rhetta Standifer
Rhetta Standifer

Associate Professor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5244

Marketing Faculty

Xiaoye Chen

Associate Professor of Marketing
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5239
Richard Fobes

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5589
Mary Galvan

Associate Professor of Marketing; Chairperson, Department of Management and Marketing
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5473
Donnavieve Smith

Associate Professor of Marketing
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5467

Weekend Professional Development Experiences

As an important piece of your professional development, you are required to attend one weekend residency experience during your master's degree. A weekend professional development experience provides you with opportunities to interact with business leaders willing to serve as mentors, meet program faculty, network with peers, and participate in value-added seminars specially designed to significantly enhance your career potential.

The professional development events are a unique feature of our program and are offered in a conference format with speakers and break out sessions, rather than a course led by one instructor. 

Professional Development Topics

Experienced professionals and guest speakers will host workshops and events on a variety of topics, which may include:

  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Leadership and Talent Development 
  • Professionalism and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Personal and Professional Selling 
  • Physical, Mental and Financial Health
  • Creativity, Curiosity and Idea Generation

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