International travel rounds out IMBA program
For the final quarter of their 12 months of study in the International MBA (IMBA) program in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU), many students choose the “study abroad” option for earning the last three credits.
"This opportunity was one of the main reasons I was attracted to FIU’s program," said Ryan Harvey, one of 18 IMBA students who participated in international study this past summer.
ASTAR’s John Dasburg heads up Entrepreneurship Week for International MBA students.
"By far, it was the most productive week I’ve ever experienced," said Summia Chaudhry, a student in the International MBA (IMBA) program at Florida International University (FIU). "We received advice from an amazing lineup of experts, including John Dasburg."
"Global Entrepreneurship Week: Secrets of New Business Development" took place on FIU’s campus in April 2011. The Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center presented the event.
Dean and faculty members travel to China
“FIU is perceived very positively by Chinese businesses.”
Shortly after his arrival as dean of FIU’s business school, David R. Klock met with a five-person presidential delegation from Dual Degree partner Shandong University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). The delegates invited Klock to visit them in China.
The trip delivered on the goal of FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg to establish new relationships with Chinese universities and strengthen existing ones.
IMBA Study Abroad
Fourth and FINAL week in France—Living in the Moment
Welcome back to the cross-Atlantic journeys of Florida International University’s (FIU) International MBA 2010 class attending EDHEC’s Corporate Strategies for Europe program, and along the way learning a lot about ourselves. When you last read of our sojourn, we had been enjoying our first week in Nice, sampling the flavors of local cuisine, beginning new class projects, and planning weekend trips. I and several fellow classmates planned a trip to Rome for the third weekend of the program.
International MBA Program
A world class MBA in 12 months.
FIU’s top-ranked International MBA (IMBA) program in Miami, Florida, is an extraordinary twelve-month program for people who plan to take their new-found knowledge and experience and move fast in pursuit of the many great opportunities now available in international business. In fact, our International MBA is one of the highest ranked one-year international business MBAs and graduate business degree programs in the United States.
Our one-year International MBA (IMBA) offered in Miami, Florida is consistently ranked among the top international business programs in the U.S. More than just a vibrant, multicultural city with beautiful beaches and many other attractions, Miami is a huge hub of international business, regional headquarters for more than 1,200 multinational corporations, trade organizations, and banks, providing a fertile setting for your international business education and the promise of career opportunities in a wide variety of global businesses.
The IMBA offers an extraordinary learning experience with unique benefits that only the most prestigious, top-ranked one-year MBA programs can deliver. As a student in our program, you will:
- Earn a world-class International MBA in twelve months.
- Take courses taught from a global perspective by a faculty which is more than sixty percent international.
- Learn with and from fellow students from more than twenty countries and professions who will become central to your global business network.
- Learn to converse in another language, choosing from among Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese or Advanced Business English depending on your future plans.
- Work in collaborative teams on projects and cases that broaden your perspective and working understanding of other business cultures/practices.
- Experience valuable personal assistance in securing internships during the program and full-time positions upon graduation.
- Participate in study-abroad programs and attend university seminars on global business issues depending on your special interests.
- Gain important skills in professional development seminars focused on leadership, team-building, oral presentation and written communication, and career preparation.
The following are required courses for the International MBA:
- Professional Development Seminar I
- Professional Development Seminar II (Languages)
- Fall A
- Business Analysis for Decision Making
- Accounting for Managers
- International Business Environment
- Organizational Design and Behavior
- Fall B
- Corporate Finance
- Marketing Management
- Operations Management
- Fall A
- Colloquium in Managing Organizational Ethics
- Professional Development Seminar II (Languages)
- Spring A
- Organizational Information Systems
- Legal Environment of Business
- Global Financial Strategy
- Spring B
- Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Strategic Management
- Master's Project in International Business
- Spring A
- Corporate Simulation
- Elective (Choose one from the following):
- Study Abroad
- Graduate International Internship
In the Chapman Graduate School of Business' top International MBA program, you may study abroad during the final summer semester, attending a business class at one of our renowned partner institutions abroad.
Students in our IMBA program who elect the "China Track", participate in a study-abroad and take Chinese language courses both during their year at FIU and in China. Read More.
At the Chapman Graduate School we care very deeply about how well we are accomplishing our mission, how our programs contribute to our overarching goals and how we assure that the institution conforms to specified industry and academic norms. Consequently we are committed to measuring the effectiveness of our programs using a well defined Assurance of Learning process that ensures “accountability and transparency”.
Student Learning Outcomes
In recent times there has been a preponderance of student learning-based models which emphasize that Faculty should model the learning process in consultation with all our stakeholders. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) detail what we aim for our students to know, what they can actually do, and what their vocational attitudes are.
- LO1: Students will be able to communicate effectively through oral presentation and written means.
- LO2: Students will be able to critically analyze complex business issues.
- LO3: Students will be able to manage group dynamics.
- LO4: Students will be able to analyze the financial position of an organization.
Given our mission, this program has defined the benefits to students as you gain new knowledge, increase your skills, change your values, and modify your behavior through the following program outcomes:
- PO1: Graduating students are satisfied with program value and potential for career advancement.
- PO2: The program will admit well qualified students who will successfully complete the program.
- PO3: The curriculum is relevant, coherent, and improves skill development in organizational management.
- PO4: The program will provide quality instruction.
- PO5: The program will provide quality advising, program administration, facilities, academic and student support services.
- PO6: Maintain sufficient gross revenues to cover all program expenses and be self sustainable.
- PO7: Graduating students will see an increase in salary as a result of obtaining the degree.
What follows is the general format for the Chapman Graduate School of Business’ International MBA program. For the specific schedule, check the link at the bottom of this page.
- Forty-nine credit hours of coursework are required to complete the program.
- Classes are held Monday through Friday, usually in four-and-a-half hour blocks. In a typical week, about twenty hours are spent in the classroom. During the summer semester, you can complete your program requirements through internships, study-abroad programs, and/or regular courses.
- Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B are eight weeks each.
- The time to completion of the degree is twelve months.
See complete schedule.
You may choose to continue your graduate studies by pursuing joint degrees in various specialized areas of graduate business.
Combinations of joint degrees include: MBA-Master of Science in Finance (MSF), MBA-Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS), MBA-Master of International Business (MIB), MBA-Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM), MBA-Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE), MBA-Jurisprudence Doctorate (JD), and MBA-Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MALACS).
Additional fees apply to the extended program option. Please call 305-348-6880 or e-mail the IMBA office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these options.
All international student applicants must meet the international student admission requirements of Florida International University as well as the requirements for acceptance into the program. These requirements are described in the university's Office of Admission's web site. These requirements include securing all proper documentation for entering the United States and participating in graduate study at this university. International students also will be required to declare and certify their financing for participation in the program and to fulfill medical insurance requirements.
International student applicants should visit and become familiar with Florida International University's policies governing international students as well as the support services available to them. To learn about these policies and services, please visit the Office of International Students and Scholar Services' web site or contact the office at (305) 348-2421 for the most current information.
Among the topics covered on this web site are the processes and requirements for securing legal international student status, declaring finances, and securing the mandated medical insurance. Some key points are summarized below.
Declaration of Finances
The university is required by immigration authorities to check carefully the financial resources of international applicants before admitting them to the IMBA program and issuing them the appropriate documents (Form I-20). Therefore, it is important that you be aware of the cost of participating in the program and have the necessary support and funding for your period of enrollment. The total funds available for the entire program must equal the total estimate of institutional costs and living expenses for the duration of the program. Financial support required typically amounts to resources sufficient for the program fee, books, insurance, laptop computer if needed, and living expenses for the year. (Estimate of $59,665 for 2013-2014). Please make sure that you provide us with sufficient proof of funds for at least this amount.
International Student Status
International students must secure F-1 status before the start of the program, unless you are in another non-immigrant status, which permits full-time study.
In order to verify your ability to comply with the financial declarations previously described, the student must complete and return the "Declaration and Certification of Finances" form.
It is critical that this form be completed accurately to avoid unnecessary delays in processing. Once the university has verified that you have met all admission requirements, you have been fully admitted, and your "Declaration and Certification of Finances," has been approved, a "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Students" (Form I-20) will be issued to you.
International students must have a Form I-20 in order to secure F-1 status and participate in the program. International students must secure an F-1 Visa from the U.S. consular post in their home country in order to enter the U.S. as a student on F-1 status. This visa is an entry permit; it cannot be obtained in the United States since F-1 visas can be issued and renewed only at a U.S. consular post abroad.
The State of Florida requires that all international students in F or J status maintain health insurance coverage to help defray the costs in case of a catastrophic medical emergency. The policy must provide specific levels of coverage which have been established to ensure that they are adequate for U. S. health care services. International students in the program are required to purchase this insurance through Florida International University or to demonstrate that they have comparable coverage. The cost of this insurance is always subject to change.
Important: The cost of this insurance is not covered by the program’s tuition and fees. For the most current information, students should call the Office of International Students and Scholar Services 305-348-2421 or visit the Office’s site (at http://isss.fiu.edu/).
For all applicants
▪ Complete the online application for admission. You may complete the online application and submit it, even without having taken the GMAT, GRE or TOEFL. We prefer that you mail supporting materials (essay, letters of recommendation, etc…) to us rather than uploading them onto the online application.
▪ Pay a $30 application fee. Most major credit cards are accepted. Checks or money orders are also accepted and should be made payable to Florida International University.
▪ Send official transcripts from all previously attended universities, in a sealed envelope
- A four year Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution as well as a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 are required.
- The original transcripts must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the degree-granting institution.
- Students whose official transcripts are not in English will be required to submit translated transcripts. If this applies to you please ask your university to provide two original transcripts. The first set of transcripts must remain in the sealed envelope. The second set of transcripts should be sent to an official translation company for translation.
- Applicants who already possess a Masters degree from an accredited institution may be eligible for a GMAT waiver provided that the graduate degree GPA is 3.0 or better.
▪ Earn a score of at least 500 on the GMAT (www.mba.com) and achieve a minimum of 25 percent in each of the verbal and quantitative percentile sections. Scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school.
▪ If you earned your Bachelor Degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum scores for the TOEFL are: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based and 80 internet-based. Minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.
▪ Submit a current resume of professional experience. (Internships and part-time employment may be included)
▪ Submit a statement of purpose: a one-page essay describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the International MBA degree at Florida International University.
For international students
International students applying for the F-1 student visa will be required to submit financial documentation. Financial documents may be submitted after a student is admitted to the IMBA Program. Since financial documents must be recent, they must show an issue date within the past six months.
▪ Request a letter from your bank or the bank of your sponsor (a parent, for example) stating that you or your sponsor have sufficient funds of at least $59,665 for tuition and living expenses. The types of accounts from which these bank letters are accepted are: savings, checking or money market accounts.
▪ If the bank account and the aforementioned letter are in the name of a sponsor, the sponsor will need to submit a signed sponsor letter stating that he or she will fund your education and expenses while you are enrolled in the IMBA program. Click here to see a sample sponsor letter.
▪ Submit a completed and signed Declaration of Finances (DCF) form. Please note that the minimum amount in the DCF must be at least $59,665 for the academic year 2013-2014.
Submit all materials to
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street CBC 200
Miami, FL 33199-0001
For Chinese Applicants
Chinese applicants have the opportunity to enhance their applications by participating in an evaluative, in-person interview in China. While this exam is not required, the CIEE Applicant Interview (CAI) will provide you an opportunity to display your communication, critical thinking abilities, as well as your enthusiasm for becoming a successful student at FIU. After completing your interview, a report will be sent directly to FIU and become part of your application. We recommend registering for the CAI as soon as possible, as space fills up quickly. This does not replace the TOEFL requirement, and Chinese applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Registration is simple. Just fill out the online registration form by clicking here. If you have any questions or would like to register by phone, please call 021-6427 6285.
Fall 2013 (August)
June 1: Last day to submit an online application.
July 18: Last day for international applicants to submit all supporting academic and financial credentials.
August 1: Last day for domestic applicants to submit all supporting academic credentials.
Tuition & Scholarships
Tuition for the International MBA Program in 2013-2014 is $35,000 for Florida residents and $40,000 for non-residents and international students. Students pay for courses at the beginning of each semester.
International MBA Tuition
You should check with our program office for the most current fee information.
If you choose to participate in the, there is an additional fee, which is based on the courses taken. You also are required to own or have access to a laptop computer that meets the college's required specifications for hardware and software configuration. You are expected to have your laptops by the first day of class. For students who choose to participate in the study abroad program, air fare, living expenses, books and supplies abroad are not covered in the tuition. You also are expected to cover the costs of any additional required medical or travel insurance.
Once you are accepted into the program, you must submit a Residency Fee of $1,500 (will be applied towards your tuition) within 14 days of the date on the acceptance notification letter in order to secure your place in the program. This fee is non-refundable.
The remainder of the program fees for the 2013-2014 cohort is payable in three installments due:
|Due Date:||Fall Semester 2013||Spring Semester 2014||Summer Semester 2014|
|In State Amount||$14,950||$14,350||$4,200|
|Out of State Amount||$17,300||$16,400||$4,800|
All fees are subject to change.
We recommend that you begin thinking about your financial aid needs and options during the initial admissions process to the Chapman Graduate School of Business.
Life as an IMBA Student
The classroom environment is as international as the curriculum, with two-thirds of the faculty hailing from outside the U.S. and with fellow students whose work experience in established and emerging economies from around the globe bringing a wealth of knowledge to each other. An important component of your education—and a phenomenal business asset—is the program’s foreign language component, which may qualify you for an overseas job or simply help establish goodwill as you converse with business associates from all over the world.
During your year in the IMBA program, you’ll come to see a universe filled with potential and yourself as a global business strategist, thriving on experiences across borders, cultures, and continents.
For information about the status of your application or if you have any questions related to your application, please contact the IMBA office at email@example.com, or at 305.348.6880.