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Master of Business Administration specialization in International Business

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.

Learn how you can save up to 20% in Graduate tuition

Graduate Aid and Costs

Graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 in the federal direct unsubsidized loan annually. (fall, spring, and summer semesters included)

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

The Master of Business Administration with Specialization in International Business program is 12 courses (36 credit hours):

  • A core set of five courses focused on business fundamentals.
  • Four courses focused on business administration.
  • Three international business courses, plus a professional development experience that sets the foundation to launch or advance your career.

Courses are offered in asynchronous, seven-week sessions allowing you to learn on your own schedule. Take one course every session and complete your degree in two years. 

 

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

Faculty and Staff

Accounting and Finance

David Gray

Professor of Accounting; Chairperson, Department of Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

Suzanne Seymoure

Associate Professor of Accounting

Accounting and Finance

Gerald Thalmann

Associate Professor of Accounting

Accounting and Finance

Dan Vitale

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting

Economics and Finance Faculty

Faculty and Staff

Economics

Natalia De Lima Bracarense

Associate Professor of Economics

Accounting and Finance

John Colletti

Adjunct Associate Professor of Accounting

Economics

Ryan Decker

Assistant Professor of Economics; Director of the Center for Financial Literacy

Accounting and Finance

Patrick Gray

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance

Economics

Najrin Khanom

Associate Professor of Finance

Economics

Doh-Khul Kim

Professor of Economics and Finance

Economics

Mark Johnson

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics

Economics

Brenden Mason

Assistant Professor of Economics

Entrepreneurship Faculty

Faculty and Staff

Business & Entrepreneurship

Chetan Chawla

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Management & Marketing

Brian Hanlon

Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship; Associate Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship

Human Resources Faculty

Faculty and Staff

Management & Marketing

Rhetta Standifer

Associate Professor of Management

International Business

Faculty and Staff

Management & Marketing

Robert Moussetis

Professor of International Business

Management Faculty

Faculty and Staff

Management & Marketing

Jeffrey Anstine

Professor of Management

Management & Marketing

Esen Andic-Mortan

Assistant Professor of Management

Management & Marketing

Thomas Cavenagh, JD

Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics, and Values; Director of Leadership, Ethics and Values; Director of the Center for Social Impact; Director, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Economics

Mark Rusin

Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics

Management & Marketing

Joshua Seago

Half-time Assistant Professor of Management

Management & Marketing

Rhetta Standifer

Associate Professor of Management

Marketing Faculty

Faculty and Staff

Management & Marketing

Xiaoye Chen

Associate Professor of Marketing

Management & Marketing

Richard Fobes

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing

Management & Marketing

Mary Galvan

Associate Professor of Marketing; Chairperson, Department of Management and Marketing

Management & Marketing

Donnavieve Smith

Associate Professor of Marketing; Grantman Professor in Business & Economics

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