Chapman Graduate SchoolMaster of International Business Administration/Master of Business Administration Joint Degree Program

The MIB and MBA programs in the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business at Florida International University are proposing a joint degree program culminating in both a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA), and a Master in International Business (MIB). Under the joint degree program, a student can obtain both degrees in significantly less time than it would take to obtain both degrees if pursued consecutively. The joint degree program will use existing faculty, courses, and resources. Important criteria relating to the joint degree program are as follows:

  1. Candidates to the joint degree program must meet the entrance requirements established by each individual program.
  2. Applications for a joint degree will not be accepted from candidates who have already completed either degree. MBA or MIB students must apply and be admitted no later than the second to last semester in which they are expected to complete their original degree requirements.
  3. Candidates must satisfy all requirements for each degree. The two degrees will have four common courses. All courses transferred between degrees must be completed with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. MIB courses transferred to meet MBA elective credit and vice versa must be 6000 level courses approved by the University Curriculum Committee. Directors of the MBA and MIB degree programs may adjust these exact course requirements as a result of future changes to the MBA or MIB curriculums.

3.1. To obtain the MIB degree, MBA students who have finished their core courses, must complete a total of 36 credit hours as follows:

In the MIB program (24 credits hours):

  1. Joint degree candidates will not receive either degree until all requirements for both programs have been satisfied. Students deciding against completing a second degree must satisfy all first degree program requirements as if the student had never been a joint degree candidate.
  2. With the joint degree program students will take a total of 70-79 credit hours (depending on prerequisites) to get both degrees. Without the joint degree program students will need to take 82-91 credit hours (depending on prerequisites) to get both degrees. Thus, MBA students who have taken twelve credits of MIB common courses may obtain an MIB degree with an additional 24 credits. MIB students who have taken twelve credits of the MBA classes, may obtain an MBA degree with an additional 34-43 credits (depending on prerequisites).
ACG 6255 International Accounting 3
MAN 6617 Managing Global Production and Technology 3
MAR 6158 International Marketing 3
MAN 6606 International Business Environment 3
  or  
International Business Elective 3
International Business Elective 3
MAN 6679 Master's Project in International Business 3
MAN 6601 International Management 3
MAN 6930A Master's Seminar in Management 1 1
MAN 6930B Master's Seminar in Management 2 1
MAN 6930C Master's Seminar in Management 3 1

From the MBA program (12 credit hours) will be transferred as follows:

BUL 6810

Legal Environment 3
FIN 6644 Global Financial Strategy 3
MAN 6726 Strategic Management 3
MAN 6606 International Business Environment 3
or
International Business Elective 3

(the one different from MIB program)

3.2. To obtain the MBA degree, MIB students who have finished their core courses, must complete a total of 46 to 55 credits hours (depending on prerequisites) as follows:

From the MBA program (34-43 credit hours):

Three prerequisite courses, unless waived (9) credits

ACG 6026

Accounting for Managers
ECP 6705 Managerial Economics
QMB 6357C Business Analysis for Decision Making
MAN 6209 Organizational Design and Behavior 3
FIN 6406 Corporate Finance 3
ACG 6175 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3
MAN 6830 Organization Information Systems 3
MAN 6501 Operations Management 3
MAR 6816 Corporate Simulation 3
MAR 6805 Marketing Management in the Global Environment 3
MAN 6703 Colloquium in Managing Organizational Ethics 3
MAN 6356 PDS I 1
MAN 6357 PDS II 1
MAN 6358 PDS III 1
Elective 1 3
Elective 2 3
Elective 3 3

From the MIB program (12 credit hours) will be transferred as follows:

BUL 6850

International Business Law 3
FIN 6644 Global Financial Strategy 3
MAN 6606 International Business Environment 3
MAN 6635 International Business Policy 3

For additional information, contact the MIB office at (305) 348-3279

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