MBA in Global Business

The Global Business concentration prepares students to manage effectively in a global business environment that is complex and changing. Building on a foundational course in international business, students can select from a range of courses that address issues of managing in a global environment, such as cross-cultural management, negotiations, strategic alliances and technology transfer, and students can select as well courses in international trade or finance, procurement, and marketing. The department also regularly offers courses that involve travel abroad, combined with structured learning on and off campus. One such course offered through the department can be counted toward the concentration. This concentration is especially valuable for students who choose a concentration in a functional field (e.g., Finance, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, etc.) and then pursue a second concentration in Global Business. This sends a signal to employers of having both functional specialization as well as the broad strategic purview of how to manage in a global economy.

Students learn from professors like John Cantwell, Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Journal of International Business Studies; Farok Contractor, an expert in the area of corporate alliances, outsourcing and offshoring, and foreign direct investment; Chao Chen, an expert in the area of organizational behavior and cross cultural management; and Ajai Gaur, an expert in the area of emerging economies and global strategic management. Professors share their research with students by incorporating their findings and managerial implications into classes, and by involving students in research activities.


Sample Courses

  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Global Management Strategy
  • International Financial Markets
  • International Trade and Macroeconomics
  • Management of Innovation and Technology
  • Negotiations
  • New Product Commercialization


Learn more about the program

(PDF) Global Business Concentration factsheet