International Business

Master of Business Administration
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The advent of globalization has created an interrelated and interdependent world, altering the nature of how people do business today. NCU’s 100% online MBA in International Business specialization explores many of the challenges and opportunities that globalization has created, in addition to the need to understand international law, economics, marketing and strategic management. As an International Business MBA graduate, you will have developed the knowledge and skills needed to understand and manage multinational and international organizations.

MBA Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The MBA program includes 18 credit hours of foundational courses. The foundational courses are taken by all students regardless of their undergraduate degree to form and strengthen fundamental business skills. The next 9 credit hours in the program encapsulate a specialization aligned with a student’s career goals and interests. Elective courses must be appropriate to the student’s degree program.

Completion Period for Master's Degrees

Northcentral University allows 5 years to complete all 30 credit hour master's programs. Normal time to complete varies depending upon course take rate and credits transferred.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

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International Economics

Managing in the international economic environment continues to pose major challenges; therefore, it is increasingly important to understand the practical concepts and principles of international economics. This course covers the economic foundations of international trade and investment, government intervention, international monetary systems, balance of payments analysis, and foreign exchange markets and currencies.


International Marketing

This Masters level course examines the specific issues involved in entering overseas markets and conducting marketing operations on an international scale. Concepts focus on issues such as identifying and evaluating opportunities in overseas markets, developing and adapting marketing strategies in relation to specific national market needs and constraints, and coordinating strategies in global markets. The student will analyze and evaluate the issues through a series of papers and case studies.


Cultural Environment of International Business

This course examines the cultural, social, political, economic and other complexities of operating in foreign environments and managing organizational relationships and responses to different cultural logic and objectives. The course is primarily focused on the current environment and attempts to look forward. As such, course assignments are heavily weighted in practical application which requires critical thinking and evaluation with the textbook and scholarly research used as a reference point.


Global Business Strategic Management

This course examines the strategic management of multinational corporations(MNC). Real life business cases are used to present course material and provide students with decisions managers of MNCs face each day.


International Business Law

Prerequisite: Fundamental requirement in General ManagementThis course covers the principles underlying the legal environment of global business. In addition to identifying the current legal rules and regulations affecting businesses, this course presents insights into new developments and trends that will greatly affect future transactions on a global scale.

The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. Learn more about the NCU’s MBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $850
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,550
  • Program cost: $25,850-$28-400
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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ACBSP Accredited Online MBA Degree Program

ACBSP Accredited

In addition to NCU’s regional accreditation from the WSCUC, our business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.