MS in Management study details

To earn an International Business concentration in the MS in Management (MS x) in Boston, you will earn twelve credits from the curriculum listed below.

Required International Business MBA course

Focuses on the international business environment, and examines the influence on global decision making of such areas as the international economy and trade issues, legal and political context differences, governmental actions, cultural and ethical system differences, exchange rates and international currency markets, international institutions like the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, and regional agreements like the European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Also analyzes why firms internationalize their operations, how they can internationalize, and key areas such as international manufacturing, marketing, human resource management, and strategy.

INTB 6200 | 3 Hours

Complete 9 elective credits from the following

Focuses on issues that arise when a firm operates in multiple countries with cultures that are different from its home country. Principally addresses the perspectives of U.S. firms operating overseas, but also explores other national firms operating in the United States and in third-country environments. A central issue is how corporate cultures evolve in the context of national cultures.

INTB 6212 | 3 Hours

Seeks to help students build the cross-cultural skills necessary to comfortably and effectively work in different cultures and with people from different cultures. Discusses the alignment between the firm's business strategy and the leader's responses in a multicultural environment along with the methods for leadership effectiveness in multicultural teams and virtual environments. Using online, experiential, and discussion-based methods, offers students an opportunity to gain the self-awareness needed to generate a plan for their own global leadership development.

INTB 6226 | 3 Hours

Designed to give students intense exposure to the global business environment by immersing them in the business practices and culture of a designated country or region. The course is taught primarily in the country or region of interest and involves a mix of classes, company site visits, and cultural activities. Fulfills the globalization requirement in the full-time MBA program. May be repeated without limit.

INTB 6230 | 3 Hours

Exposes students to the opportunities and challenges that digitalization presents for the core tenets and managerial practices of international business. New digital technologies have given rise to digitally born companies that internationalize through online platforms at an exponential pace. Companies from unrelated industries that may have traditionally not competed against each other now co-create value on digital platform ecosystems. Countries are increasingly implementing policies that aim to bridge the digital divide and alleviate poverty. A darker side of digitalization has also emerged. While some countries push for a global and open internet infrastructure, others engage in digital protectionism. Artificial intelligence can further be abused for digital authoritarianism purposes. Data privacy breaches are also rising globally. Examines how companies, industries, and governments should respond.

INTB 6249 | 3 Hours

The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.