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Master of International BusinessCurriculum

As an elite graduate program in international business, our Master of International Business builds upon your prior education and experience, developing and strengthening your specific competencies in international business management. Every course is taught from a global business perspective.

Semester 1

Part 1

This course examines the basic concept and theories of international business, particularly those that make doing business across borders a unique business activity. Various theoretical frameworks will be discussed, including theories of the multinational enterprise, international trade and economics, and foreign investment. Students will gain an understanding of why the phenomenon of international business exists, in different forms, and of the role of the multinational enterprise in international business activities.

This course examines recent global megatrends and the history of political developments and contemporary political order across nations, regions, and the global economy. The emphasis is on the implications of political order and relations, current sites of geo‐political tension, political power, and foreign policy for doing business across borders. An interdisciplinary approach ‐ including political economy, geography, history, international relations, international business, economics, and sociology ‐ is taken to examine the opportunities, challenges, and skills associated with navigating an international enterprise in the complex sociopolitical landscape of the modern global economy.

Part 2

This course will help students develop contextual intelligence specifically for international business issues and obtain tools required to become an effective manager in the global business landscape

Semester 2

Part 1

This course will analyze strategies for starting and growing a new global venture. The emphasis is on rapid expansion and matching new business models to country‐specific markets, talent, financial capital, and professional networks. Students will examine new venture ecosystems in developed and developing countries and compare these for market growth opportunities. Students will conduct a feasibility analysis of a new product or service which will include the business concept, opportunity recognition, developing a workable business model, accessing human and organizational resources, and applying these concept across borders, in multiple countries. There will be specific emphasis on social innovation as the driver of global growth.

Part 2

This course introduces students to concepts, and tools that will enable them to appreciate, and learn to address the challenges associated with managing a multinational corporation in a rapidly changing global environment. The course is taught using the case method and emphasizes strategy and business model formulation, decision making and implementation given the diverse environmental and institutional constraints.

International Trip: This mandatory trip is an integrated program of learning conducted in a foreign business environment. The course is designed specifically for international business professional and is key to understanding the economic, political, and cultural factors shaping business in and across countries. The international trip is one of the highlights and exciting components of the MIB program and serves to enrich students’ knowledge of international business through experiential learning in a foreign country.

Local Trip: This mandatory trip is an integrated program of learning conducted in the greater Miami area. The course is designed specifically for international business professional and is key to understanding the economic, political, and cultural factors shaping business in and across countries. Miami is a prime location for international business. As the bridge between Latin America and Asia, a global trade hub, and a highly diverse cultural space, Miami offers an ideal environment for learning about international business. This local trip is unique to the MIB program and serves to enrich students’ knowledge of international business through experiential learning.

Semester 3

This graduate level course provides you with hands-on experience in working with real problems with a real customer client. You will be part of a team that works on a major, complex issue faced by a client customer. The goal of the Masters Project Course is to help you to apply the knowledge and competencies you have developed in the Masters of International Business Program.

The program includes three elective courses that students will need to take. It is the students decision to determine which semester they want to take the electives. Elective offerings will be provided to the students on a semester basis from other Graduate Business programs.

This curriculum is standard for a student starting in the Fall semester. A student who starts in the Spring semester will take the Master’s Seminar in International Business (International and Local Trip) in Semester 3.

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