Become an expert manager with a global perspective.

By combining a Lerner MBA with an M.S. in international business, you’ll be equipped to succeed in today’s global business world.

MBA courses will ground you in the fundamentals of management and give you the skills that will make you a more effective manager. In your international business courses, you’ll learn how to understand cultural differences and communicate effectively. The elective courses you choose will deepen your knowledge of economics, finance, entrepreneurship or IT in the global context.

Program Requirements

The 59-credit MBA/M.S.I.B. dual degree program combines the required courses for the MBA program with additional courses from the M.S.I.B. program.

As an MBA/M.S.I.B. dual degree student, you must complete the same sequence and timing of required M.S.I.B. required courses as your fellow students in the M.S. program. You can complete your MBA courses before or after the M.S. required curriculum.

Consult the M.S.I.B. program director for advising on coordinating the requirements.

Required MBA Courses (29 credits)
ECON 503 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy
ACCT 800 – Financial Reporting and Analysis
FINC 850 – Financial Management
BUAD 820 – Fundamentals of Analytics
BUAD 831 – Operations Management and Management Science
BUAD 840 – Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments
BUAD 870 – Managing People, Teams and Organizations
BUAD 880 – Marketing Management
BUAD 890 – Corporate Strategy

Professional Development Seminars (1 credit each):
BUEC 601 – Building Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking
BUEC 603 – Communicating, Branding and Career Networking

Required M.S.I.B. Courses (30 credits)
International Business Core Requirements:
BUAD 811 – Globalization and Business
BUAD 841 – Managing the Global Enterprise
BUAD 848 – Future of Globalization and You
BUAD 878 – Leading Across Boundaries
BUAD 882 – International Marketing Management

Interdisciplinary or Business Electives: Choose 5 courses:
ACCT 883 – International Accounting
APEC 810 – International Agricultural Trade Special Topics
SPTM 620 – International Sport Marketing and Management
BUAD 843 – Special Topics in Global Business
BUAD 881 – Research Methods for Marketing Decisions
BUAD 861 – Ethical Leadership Development
BUAD 892 – Experiences in Strategic Integration for Top Managers
BUAD 899 – Business Consulting Project
CHEG 595 – Intellectual Property
COMM 610 – Organizational Communication Theory
ECON 801 – Microeconomics
ECON 802 – Macroeconomics
ECON 803 – Applied Econometrics I
ECON 841 – International Trade and Development
ECON 842 – International Finance and Development
ECON 845 – Development Economics
ENTR 617 – Design Thinking and Innovation
ENTR 620 – Social Entrepreneurship
ENTR 650 – Business Accelerator for ENTR Ventures
ENTR 651 – Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
ENTR 654 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTR 655 – Start Up Experience I
ENTR 658 – Application Development for New Technology
ENTR 660 – High Tech Entrepreneurship
FINC 853 – International Financial Management
HRIM 601 – Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Management
MISY 873 – Information Technology and Organization Effectiveness
POSC 802 – Comparative Politics of the Global South
POSC 804 – Seminar: Comparative Politics of Post-Industrial Polities
POSC 840 – International Political Economy
POSC 842 – International Organization
POSC 845 – Human Rights & Global Governance
STAT 608 – Statistical Research Methods
STAT 674 – Applied Database Management
STAT 675 – Logistic Regression

Admissions Information

To be admitted, you must apply directly to the dual degree program and meet the admission requirements of the MBA and M.S.I.B. programs. The admissions directors for each program will evaluate your application separately and will apply the criteria specified by their respective programs.

The M.S.I.B. program and the MBA both accept the GMAT or GRE.

If you are already enrolled in either individual program, you may apply for a change of degree to the dual program prior to receiving the first degree. You must complete both programs after you are admitted to the dual degree program in order for the dual degree to be conferred.

Learn more about MBA admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

Admissions & Financial Aid