Master of International BusinessMIB v. MBA

Many applicants ask us about the differences between an MIB and an MBA degree. In the table below, you can see a comparison between FIU’s MIB and two of FIU’s MBA programs. This table provides a brief comparison of the key similarities and differences. If you want to know more about the MIB program, relative to an MBA program, do not hesitate to reach out to us at mib@fiu.edu or at 305-779-7874.


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FIU Program Master of International Business Professional MBA International MBA
Cost
Florida residents
Non-residents

$33,000
$36,600

$48,000
$52,000

$37,000
$47,000
Length 12 months 16 months 12 months
Formats Face to face
Online
Face to face
Online*
Hybrid
Face to face
Curriculum focus Specialized in global business General management General management with international elements
Open to students without an undergraduate business degree Yes Yes

Yes

Class times Evening classes Weekend or evening classes Daytime classes
Student profile
Average GPA
Average Age
Years of Work Experience
% Women

3.4 GPA
25 years old
3.7 years
55% women

3.38 GPA
30.5 years old
7.2 years
50% women

3.42 GPA
25 years old
3.32 years
44% women
Study Abroad /
International Trip
Core part of the program None Optional
Local trip Conducted in the greater Miami area. This trip is unique to the MIB program and serves to enrich students' knowledge of international business through experiential learning. N/A N/A
Masters Project Provides you with hands-on experience in working with real problems with a real customer client. You will be part of a consulting team that works on a complex issue faced by a client. N/A An interdisciplinary research project on an international business problem, which may include field work (including internship), library research, computer modeling, or the use of an approved research methodology.
Dual Degree Option Possibility to earn an additional Master's degree from one of our partner schools in the Americas, Europe, or Asia N/A Possibility to earn an additional Master's degree from one of our partner schools in the Americas, Europe, or Asia
Joint Program Options Possibility to earn an additional Master’s degree from FIU Possibility to earn an additional Master’s degree from FIU Possibility to earn an additional Master’s degree from FIU
GMAT Waiver Available if other criteria are met Available if other criteria are met Available if other criteria are met
TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Available if other criteria are met Available if other criteria are met Available if other criteria are met

* This format of the program has a different price point and scholarship opportunities. Please contact our program staff for more details.

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