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Master of

Online Master in International Business

Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business

Overview

Prepare to take the leap into the global business arena with a Master of International Business (MIB) from FIU Online. Through our fully online MIB program, you will develop competency in international business practices, explore real-world business scenarios in a global context and emerge ready to lead and manage international teams.

Our online MIB program is convenient and flexible, with a curriculum designed to help you meet the unique challenges of managing teams that span continents and cultures and expanding businesses into new global markets. Through our innovative Blackboard Learn technology, you’ll be able to collaborate with other MIB students, who come from around the world and reflect the imagination and diversity of the global business community.

Take the next step.

You have already demonstrated an established track record in the field of business, whether by academics alone, or in the working world. Now is the time to take it to the next level, with an FIU Online Master of International Business. And when you’re ready to take that next step, we'll be there with you... with world-class tenured professionals, a wide range of support services and all the tools you need for outstanding success.

The Master of International Business from FIU Online will open doors around the globe. In addition to its standing as a prestigious state university, FIU offers students an MIB program that goes straight to the mechanics of international business. The growth in this area is exponential and you deserve to be part of it.

Why Apply?

Earn a world-class Master of International Business in only 12 months from one of the country's top ranked international business programs — ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report (2013). Classes are fully online, taught by a faculty that is more than 60 percent international.

FIU's Alvah H. Chapman Graduate School of Business is AACSB-accredited. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools. Find out more about AACSB accreditation.

Students enrolled in graduate programs through the Alvah H. Chapman Graduate School of Business, and alumni, have access to Career Management Services. Self-assessment tools that enhance continuing development, evaluation and implementation of your personal career plans, individual student advising, résumé referrals, and much more are offered.

Degree Objectives

Beyond learning about international business, you'll gain skills in leadership, team-building, communication and career preparation through professional development seminars. Unique to the fully online MIB program is a "consultancy" project that enables you to apply your knowledge of international business to a company's real-world challenges. Upon completion of the program, you should be able to independently:

  • Critically analyze and communicate complex business issues in multinational markets.
  • Interpret international financial practices and standards.
  • Identify relevant laws governing international business practices.

Industry Statistics

As international business opportunities grow and U.S. organizations expand abroad, many will hire management analysts to help them form the right strategy for entering the foreign market. Professionals with international business and multicultural knowledge will be greater demand, as foreign direct investment (FDI) flows are projected to climb to $1.8 trillion by 2015 (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). In 2010, the median annual wage of management analysts as $78,160 (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Courses

This 12-month accelerated program consists of 36-credit-hours of coursework. Each semester is broken down into 8-week sessions. Students take two courses per session. Cohorts begin every Fall semester.

Consumer Analysis in Emerging Markets MAR 6508
This course examines foundational consumer behavior concepts, how culture shapes consumer behavior, and the cross-cultural variations in consumer behavior in specific emerging markets that present valuable marketing strategy opportunities.

Global Financial Strategy FIN 6644
This course covers aspects of strategic financial environment and management of firms that operate in a global arena; to include recent developments in financial strategy, international trade and economic decision-making.

Accounting for Managers ACG 6026
Presentation of the nature, techniques and uses of accounting from the perspective of people who manage businesses and investments in businesses. Covers both financial and management accounting.

International Business Law BUL 6850
This course analyzes the legal environment and problems facing international business and multinational corporations. Topics include international regulatory institutions and the framework of international trade and investment law.

International Business Policy MAN 6635
An analysis of corporate strategies—including forecasting, planning and contingency strategies—in a rapidly developing and changing world environment. The course is taught by the case method and stresses the environmental and institutional constraints on decision-making within the organization.

International Marketing MAR 6158
This course presents an analysis and application of theory and problem solving for marketing management in the global environment, with emphasis on the role of marketing in the multinational organization.

Managing Global Production and Technology MAN 6617
This course explores the management of technology and its relationship to the dynamics of globalization in production in manufacturing and service industries, with particular focus on the management of international supply chains.

Master’s Project in International Business MAN 6679
Students are assigned to a company or non-profit organization that presents a current strategic or operational issue that they are facing. Working in teams, under the supervision of a faculty member, students research the problem, analyze the data obtained, and present recommendations to management.

The International Business Environment MAN 6606
This course addresses the environmental variables that affect the conduct of business across borders, including economic and socio-political factors. Students are introduced to the major global and regional institutions that regulate trade and finance.

Elective Course (select two)
Elective offering varies depending on the semester, the following are some options:

  • International Entrepreneurship: Introduction to entrepreneurship in international contexts and its role in economic development.
  • International Human Resource Management: This course takes a strategic approach to international HRM, focusing on the role of HR as a strategic driver for the organization.
  • Internship: Allows graduate students to work in jobs significantly related to their major area of study and career goals. This is supervised work with carefully designed and monitored work assignments. Specific placement must be approved by the faculty advisor prior to enrollment. Work performed on the current job cannot be used for internship credit.

- Please note that a Language course is not eligible to count towards an elective or overall program course credits.

Seminar Course
A three-credit seminar course is required to complete the program. It is typically offered during the first semester and is required of all incoming students. To satisfy this requirement students must comply with attendance and course assignments. This is a three-part series seminar that includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to International Business: You will gain a broad perspective of what it means to do business in today’s global economy.
  • Current Events Seminar: Explore an array of current issues that affect international business through discussions with experts and invited speakers, including senior executives from global companies.
  • International Entrepreneurship: Explore the realm of new venture initiation and be challenged to think in entrepreneurial terms by presenting a new international business idea.

Requirements

To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.

Admissions Requirements

  • Four-year US bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 hours of upper division coursework.
  • If you are an international student living outside the U.S., you do not need an F-1 student visa to complete the program. You may complete the program completely online at your home country.
  • Good standing with all previously-attended colleges and universities.

Meet one of the following: 

Four or more years of professional work experience.

  • Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a resume and any requested supporting documents. Our admissions committee evaluates an individual's accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience. FIU considers the individual's managerial responsibilities, role in setting direction and strategy, and his/her role in allocating resources. Normally, professional experience begins at the point of graduation; however, FIU may consider prior work experience based on the type of experience.

or

  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience AND a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT (www.mba.com)  or a score of 1000 or higher on the GRE old scoring scale (www.ets.org). View equivalent scores on the new GRE scoring scale. 

Admission into the MIB online program requires applicants to have completed at least one course in all of the following areas:

  • Finance (A Personal Financial Management course does not meet this requirement.)
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Foundations or Statistics

FIU Online enrollment advisors are available to evaluate your official or unofficial transcripts to determine if your undergraduate courses meet the requirements. Any missing pre-requisites must be completed prior to admission into the program.

If you did not complete a course in the above areas during your undergraduate studies, you may register as a non-degree seeking student either at FIU or another college during the semesters prior to your MIB program start to complete the required courses. Upon your completion of the required courses, review of your application will be finalized to determine your admission into the program.

Prior to enrolling into courses at a community college, please check with your FIU enrollment advisor to verify the course you are planning on completing at a community college will satisfy the requirement for admission into the MIB program. Some community colleges also offer online courses. Read through a list of Florida public community colleges.

International Students
  • If you earned a bachelor degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by earning a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL required minimum score: 550 (paper-based exam) or 80 (internet-based). IELTS required minimum score: 6.5. View list of TOEFL/IELTS-exempt countries.

Admissions Documents

The following must be submitted:

  • Online graduate programs application form ($30). Be sure to select the 'International Business Online' concentration. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking the GMAT, GRE or TOEFL, if required.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended universities and a copy of the diploma is needed if the degree is not posted on the transcript.
  • Current and detailed résumé.
  • Official GRE or GMAT passing scores (if professional experience requirement is not met). When requesting official scores, please refer to school code 5206. GRE/GMAT scores are valid for 5 years.
  • Statement of purpose describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing this degree at FIU (at least 500 words in length).
  • Florida residents: copies of two (2) documents confirming you have maintained residence in Florida for the past 12 months. Please view affidavit form and list of acceptable documents here.

Once a candidate is accepted into the program, he or she will be required to submit a non-refundable $500 Professional Development Seminar fee, which will be applied toward the total program cost.

For application inquiries, contact us: 
Phone: 305.348.3125 or 1-(855)-FIU-Online
E-mail: onlineprograms@fiu.edu

International Students 
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS passing scores, if required. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years.
  • Official transcripts translation: If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.
  • A copy of diploma (an official copy may be requested in certain cases)

Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to:

FIU Online
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 540
Miami, FL 33199

 Note: Only those applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid Information

Pursuing your degree is one of the best investments you can make — one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support you need to reach your goals.

The total cost of the Master in International Business is $33,000 for Florida residents, non-Florida residents, and international students. Students pay for courses at the beginning of each semester. Please note, tuition and fee amounts vary by term and all amounts stated are subject to change.

Once a candidate is accepted into the Online MIB program, he or she will be required to submit a $500 professional development seminar fee, which will be applied toward the total program cost. This fee is non-refundable.

FIU Online Academic Merit Scholarship: $3,500

FIU Online awards scholarships acknowledging academic achievement to students in select online graduate programs who exhibit strong academic credentials upon admission.  Applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered:

  • Meet all requirements for admission into the applicable online graduate program.
  • Submit application for admission into the online program as well as all application supporting documents. 
  • 3.4 GPA in upper-division undergraduate coursework OR have either a minimum GMAT score of 550 or 1100/302 combined GRE score.  
  • Complete a scholarship application.  Deadlines vary by term.

Note: meeting any or all of the above requirements does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship. Scholarship will be applied over two semesters in equal disbursements.

To apply for this academic scholarship, please contact an enrollment advisor by calling (305) 348-3125 or emailing onlineprograms@fiu.edu.  Scholarship amounts are subject to change.

Academic Works

FIU offers Academic Works, a website that matches students with relevant scholarship opportunities.  Find the one that’s right for you!  Academic Works is an online scholarship application tool where FIU students can browse and apply for more than 100 scholarships, made possible by the generosity of FIU alumni and friends.  Students can apply after they are matriculated into one of our programs.  For more information visit https://give.fiu.edu/business-governance/scholarships.

Other Resources

There are other third party resources that prospective students can access while researching on how to pay for school.  Below are various links that provide more information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities:

Federal Financial Aid

For information on Federal Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit our financial aid page.

 

Top Faculty

Wendy Gelman

Wendy Gelman
Prior to joining FIU, Ms. Gelman was an attorney specializing in estate planning and federal tax law and also represented lenders in mortgage foreclosure proceedings. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1993. Her areas of expertise are commercial and corporate law, estate planning, international business law and taxation.

Carolina Gomez

Carolina Gomez
Prior to joining FIU, Carolina Gómez served as assistant professor at Towson University’s College of Business and Economics and at the University of Houston College of Business Administration. In the private sector, Dr. Gómez worked with Nortel in marketing and strategic planning. Her areas of expertise include empowerment, international entrepreneurship and cross-cultural issues.

Ruth Ann McEwen

Ruth Ann McEwen
Dr. McEwen taught graduate financial accounting at the intermediate and doctoral levels for more than 20 years, and has consulted with the Financial Accounting Standards Board, where she was deeply involved with the FASB’s Codification Project. Her areas of interest include financial reporting and financial standards.

Charles Perry

Charles "Cliff" Perry
Dr. Perry's research focuses on information systems architecture, computational science and supercomputers. In addition to his work at FIU, Dr. Perry is a senior organizational development (OD) consultant with a proven record of success in both the public and private sectors. His areas of expertise include corporate planning, human resource management, management and organizational theory and mathematics.

David A. Wernick

David A. Wernick
Dr. Wernick’s research focuses on global business strategy, corporate security in emerging markets, and business ethics and social responsibility. He is the author of numerous academic and policy-oriented studies on global business and politics, and prior to joining FIU, Dr. Wernick worked as senior analyst with a Miami-based international security consultancy.

@ A Glance


36Credits Required

$33,000
Tuition
  • Fully online degree
  • 12-month program
  • Unique master's consultancy project
  • #6 International Business Programs 2016 (U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges)
  • #46 Best Online Graduate Business Programs 2016 (U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Program Ranking)

Florida International University’s College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

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