International Business, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the applicant’s materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit an admission essay indicating the reasons for pursuing the degree.

The M.S. in International Business program is designed for qualified students from any academic background. Students are admitted to the program only in August of each academic year.

An applicant that is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society with a minimum 3.3 GPA out of 4.0:

  • No waiver application is necessary.
  • BGS must be noted on the application for admission, and a copy of the BGS certificate must be submitted.

An applicant with a terminal/professional degree such as M.D., J.D., Ed.D., Ph.D., or D.B.A. may request to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if the applicant has:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for these graduate degrees.

An applicant with a master's degree may request to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if the applicant has:

  • A master's degree from at least an institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which required a standardized test (such as the GRE or equivalent) as an entrance requirement; AND
  • A graduate GPA of at leat 3.0 out of 4.0; AND
  • Relevant professional work experience (may include military service), to be determined by the department admission committee.

An applicant with a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and significant work experience may request to waive the GMAT/GRE if the applicant has:

  • At least seven years of significant progressive professional work experience (may include military service), to be determined by the department admission committee; AND
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 30 credit hours

Required Courses (18 credits)
BUS 614Leadership in the International Environment3
BUS 615Global Business3
BUS 617International Strategy3
BUS 618International Collaboration Project I3
BUS 621Research Methods3
BUS 622Cross-Cultural Management3
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following:12
International Business Negotiations
Special Topics in International Business
Managerial Economics
Innovation
International Marketing Management
Experience Business Abroad
Advanced Business Law
Global Cyber Threat Analysis
IT Driven Disruptive Innovation Management
Information Systems Management
Principles of Supply Chain Management
Project Management for Dynamic Environments
Total Credit Hours30