MBA - International Business

Master of Business Administration
Florida Tech Online
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Major Code: 8316 Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: Yes
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

The Master of Business Administration – International Business degree program may be completed in two years or less and provides the high-level knowledge and range of skills to meet the challenges of today's complex global business. Rooted in the case method approach, this intensive M.B.A. program offers a uniquely collaborative, handson education.

The international business specialization provides managers with the skill set and knowledge necessary to lead organizations in today's competitive and increasingly globalized workplace.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the master of business administration program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Applicants who are graduates of non-business programs are also encouraged to apply. An applicant is assigned an advisor soon after acceptance into the M.B.A. program, and should meet with the advisor to prepare a program plan outlining the courses needed for the M.B.A. degree.

The admissions decision is based on a review of the application documentation including work experience, academic performance, references and written statement of purpose. Although taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a requirement, it is highly recommended for admission consideration. Individuals who take the GMAT and obtain a satisfactory score can compensate for other criteria in their application (such as academic performance or work experience). Preference for graduate scholarships will be given to applicants who take the GMAT.


Not all courses are offered online every term. See this two-year course offering projection and remember to check prerequisites/co-requisites before registering.

Program Prerequisites

The following foundation courses are considered prerequisites to this program and will be waived for any student with an undergraduate degree in business or who has taken undergraduate courses in accounting, economics and finance with a minimum grade of B.

  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines necessary tools required to plan and run a successful business venture. Requires integration of concepts, methods and models from accounting, economics and marketing in forming a business plan for a product or service in a case study.

    First of a two-course sequence
  • BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2
    Credit Hours: 3

    Builds on BUS 5601. Examines and uses concepts, methods and models from the functional business areas of statistics, finance, management and law. Requires students to integrate each component into a complete business plan.


    BUS 5601 

    Second of a two-course sequence
Core Courses

The M.B.A. degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management, and two additional directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) chosen with the approval of the faculty advisor. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today's rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.

  • BUS 5421 Managerial Economics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an understanding of the microeconomic forces that influence firm decision-making. Includes competitive markets and market failure, benefit-cost analysis, demand estimation and forecasting, decision-making under risk and uncertainty, production and cost estimation, and market structure analysis.

  • BUS 5431 Managerial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on internal reporting to managers for use in planning and control, in making nonroutine decisions and in formulating major plans and policies. Covers cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgets and standards, job order and process cost, and cost allocation and accumulation.

  • BUS 5440 Financial Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies the concepts and tools of corporate financial management and financial planning, including capital budgeting, capital structure and net working capital. Considers the importance of ethics in financial decision-making.

  • BUS 5470 Marketing Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the tools and techniques of managing marketing activities as well as an analysis of the marketing process. Emphasizes decision-making, the refinement of skills needed to recognize and solve marketing problems, and effective communication of recommendations. Uses case analysis extensively.

  • BUS 5612 Cross-Cultural Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on methods and practices of managing in different cultures. Examines sources of management conflict due to differences in attitude, value and behavior. Develops intercultural awareness and effectiveness in the context of global business and successful implementation of strategy. Also examines corporate and personal ethical behavior.

Directed Electives

Six credit hours of directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) are required if BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1 and BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2 are waived.

  • BUS 5486 International Business
    Credit Hours: 3

    Emphasizes economic, social, cultural, legal and environmental influences on the formulation and execution of the business policy of firms engaged in multinational business. Students explore the functions, problems and decision-making processes of multinational business organizations.


    BUS 5440 

  • BUS 5613 Global Accounting and Financial Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on accounting and financial techniques and practices from an international perspective. Covers the impact of contexts (different countries, industries, markets and regulatory regimes) on accounting and finance. Also focuses on analytical approaches to accounting and finance data as it affects organizations and stakeholders.


    BUS 5602 

  • BUS 5840 Financial Management Policy
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the three primary areas of concern to financial policy makers (capital budgeting, capital structure and working capital) and integrates this framework with a range of international financial concepts. Also explores the profound effect that foreign operations can have on financial statements.

  • BUS 5870 Global Marketing Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Emphasizes the global nature of marketing and the factors that shape it, including analysis of the multilateral environment in which firms operate, global marketing research and alternative strategies for market entry and development. Contemporary topics may include relationship marketing, sourcing strategy and business-to-business marketing.

  • BUS 5614 Global Business Strategy
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores business in the context of international competition. Examines the framework to formulate strategies in the global marketplace and international strategies and decisions based on sociocultural, political, economic, legal, technical and environmental similarities and differences.

    Must be taken in the final semester before graduation
Total Credits Required: 36