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International Business, MBA

International Business, MBA

What Is An MBA In International Business?

International Business, MBAA Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a valuable commodity in all manner of business environments—public or private, for-profit or nonprofit, large or small. But if you enjoy engaging with diverse global cultures and understanding different business environments, or want to make international travel part of your career, our MBA with a concentration in international business is for you.

What Does This Degree Entail?

The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business’ MBA in international business complements a strong foundational core of business principles with experiential courses covering all aspects of international business to create a complete global business program. The program includes courses in cross-cultural management, international marketing, global finance, global management and international economics, with multiple study abroad options to complete your diversified international business education.

The international business MBA offers a diversified plan of study that engages students in understanding multinational enterprise (MNE) strategies, global brands, international industries and worldwide markets. Focused courses challenge students to gain an understanding of global competitive advantage, international finance and national-level institutional policies through experiential learning and active participation.

Building on business foundations in accounting, marketing, finance, economics, human resources, information systems, management and organizational behavior, the MBA curriculum is enriched through practical applications, a global perspective, faculty mentors and collaborative teams.

The international business MBA requires students to work in teams on a wide array of international case studies. Theory is developed and applied through teamwork, presentations and individual research papers.

What Can I Expect in This Program?

Whether you want to be a multinational corporate manager or an innovative entrepreneur, are looking to start a new career in the international field or extend your existing career, the MBA in international business program in the Bisk College of Business gives you all the tools you need to be successful.

Once you complete the program, you will be fully prepared to make decisions for multinational firms, become a global consultant or grow a small or medium enterprise (SME) to reach global markets. Here, you’ll develop a strong background in business and get hands-on experience in modern global management strategies and best practices.

In this program, you can expect:

Why Pursue An MBA In International Business At Florida Tech?

Florida Tech is consistently ranked one of the most internationally diverse campus communities in the country. With students from more than 90 countries, our focus on international diversification allows us to bring together various people and cultures to foster a strong international learning atmosphere right here, on our campus.

The MBA in international business extends this diversification by creating a unique master's program that specializes in giving students the skill set required to excel in multinational business. You will benefit from faculty who are academically rigorous and have years of experience working in global industries. We put the “experience” into experiential learning to challenge you to think globally and to bring a global mindset to all business decisions.

Located in the Heart of Florida’s High-tech Corridor

Florida Tech is the perfect place for an MBA in international business. The 130-acre campus is located on the Space Coast (so named because of the presence of NASA and the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral just north of us), minutes from the Indian River Lagoon, the most biodiverse estuary in North America.

The area has one of the largest high-tech workforces in the country, with more than 5,000 high-tech corporations and government and military organizations nearby. This workforce also provides an abundance of internship and employment opportunities.

Florida Tech is just over the causeway from the Atlantic Ocean, with its 72 miles of beautiful beaches, and a short trip to the Florida Keys or the Orlando theme parks. We also have a rich campus life that includes a wide range of intramural and collegiate sports, clubs and social activities.

Emphasis on Ethics, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is dedicated to educating leaders to make thoughtful decisions, set high standards and promote corporate accountability. Undergraduate students tackle ethical challenges from both practical and professional perspectives in an annual competition and can participate in a conference that encourages students to learn from business, community and government leaders.

Students learn about corporate social responsibility through hands-on class projects and individual service with the perspective of making an impact.

International business program students also hone their finance and global business skills through competitions that in the past have included:

What Research Or Other Opportunities Can I Expect?

The MBA in international business offers ample opportunitites for research, both with an academic perspective and a business application perspective. Students with a primary focus on academics can work as research assistants to investigate factors that effect international operations and policies. This can develop further into published research and conference presentations. For students focused on business applications, the opportunities to dive further are plentiful. Starting with engaged learning in study abroad programs and extending to international case competitions, the Florida Tech MBA in international business offers the freedom to grow through real-world applications that fully prepare the student for a career traveling the globe!

Study-Abroad Opportunities

Florida Tech’s study abroad tour of Europe is business-intensive, focusing primarily on direct engagement with executives of multinational firms and executive-level presentations at companies like the Philips Corporation (Amsterdam), Freixenet Cava (Catalonia), SEAT Corporation (Spain and Germany), the Port of Algeciras (the sixth-busiest container port in Europe), El Corte Inglés (Madrid) and more. Graduate students will have the opportunity to engage with multinational enterprise executives and work on real-world case studies.

They are immersed in local culture, coming into direct contact with history to grasp, firsthand, the cultural strength behind business decisions. They also participate in multihour engagements at top-ranked universities, including TED Talk-style presentations from world-renowned lecturers, meetings with executives from global nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and face-to-face interactions with European graduate student peers.

In addition to the summer tour of Europe, other study abroad programs for international business students are being developed for Central and South America.

How Will An MBA Benefit My Business Career?

What could my career look like with a degree in International Business, MBA?

A graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology with an MBA in international business is ideally suited for a variety of global business administration careers. With a solid background in the science of management, relevant skills in international relations and a portfolio of practical, hands-on experiences, you’ll be prepared to immediately begin an international business career or, if desired, to pursue a graduate career in business, law or related disciplines.

International Business Careers

Career opportunities abound with a degree in international business. These positions are in high demand, and they offer among the highest starting salaries in the business field.