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MBA in International Business

The concentration in global management is a rigorous program for students who are truly dedicated to an internationally oriented education and career. You’ll be encouraged to study abroad, think globally, and pursue a variety of international business courses.

Where Will a Masters in International Business Take You? 

Students interested in international careers - either with American firms or those abroad - need more than just a baseline understanding of business fundamentals. International finance, global trade, and managing diverse teams take on a whole new level of complexity when working across countries and cultures. Graduates with an MBA in international business concentration often work outside the US following graduation, pursuing careers in a range of industries.

Throughout the global management concentration, you will deepen your understanding of global management and gain hands-on experience by studying abroad or consulting for international firms.

Babson's Academic Centers and Institutes

Babson's academic centers and institutes provide students with experiences, mentors, events, resources, and more. Through the Centers, students put the concepts they learn in class into practice in the real world.  

 

Get to Know Babson’s MBA in International Business Faculty 

The global management concentration faculty draw on a wealth of subject matter experience in accounting, marketing, finance, economics, management, and more. With international backgrounds as varied as the subjects they teach, they enrich the classroom with their personal and professional insight, making an MBA in international business a dynamic learning experience.

A Teacher and A Traveler

Associate Professor Miguel Rivera-Santos teaches courses on strategy and global business institutions and policies. His research focuses on how interactions with governments and multinational companies can affect those in poverty.

"Call Me Zach"

Professor Andrew Zacharakis leads the ‘Doing Business in Brazil’ elective abroad, popular with Global Management concentrators. Before becoming a professor, he worked in venture capital and also as a financial analyst.

 
My original goal was to "fill in the gaps" in my business acumen - this included establishing a stronger foundation in finance and economics. I was able to do that with the global management concentration classes.
Jen Faucon, MBA '21
Global Management Concentration

Masters in International Business MBA Concentration Curriculum

The global management concentration is a nine credit commitment. Students must take at least three credits from each of the foundation, depth, and experiential learning categories. Please note that class offerings change and all courses may not be listed here.

You must take the following course: 

  • MOB7559 Global Strategic Management (3 credits)

You must take at least 3 credits:

  • MKT7560 Global Marketing Strategy (3 credits)
  • FIN7509 International Finance (1.5 credits)
  • ECN7505 International Macro: What Every MBA Student Should Know (3 credits)
  • ECN7525 Trade and Globalization (3 credits)
  • MBA7501 Doing Business Globally: Highways and Landmines (1.5 credits)
  • MOB7543 Managing a Diverse Workplace (3 credits)
  • MOB7549 Global and International Business Contexts (3 credits)
  • MOB7500 Strategy Execution (3 credits)

You must go through an application process for all experiential learning course options.

  • Electives Abroad (3 credits)
  • International Consulting Field Experience (3 credits)
  • Global Management Independent Study (1.5 to 3 credits; please see Graduate Academic Services for approval process)
  • Management Consulting Field Experience (3 credits; qualifying projects will be notated in the MCFE Project Catalogue)
  • Semester Abroad (3 credits)
 

Additional Information

For more information about the global management concentration coursework, requirements, or for other questions, please contact Professor Sam Hariharan.