Graduates of this master’s program will be culturally sensitive, with an international orientation, business acumen, and the analytic skills needed to navigate an increasingly interconnected and fast-paced world.

Program Overview

The MS in International Business is designed to provide talented, driven students the exposure to the global business environment that will distinguish them as they enter the workforce. This program, which can be completed in just one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study, provides the opportunity to learn in the heart of Boston, home to one of the largest, most vibrant, and highly regarded global marketplaces in the U.S.

  • Program Structure: 30 total credits. 7 core business courses, 2 electives in social sciences and humanities, and an international field study.
  • Class Schedule: Majority of classes are offered in the evening at 5:20pm or 7:30pm, Monday–Thursday
  • Time to Complete: One year for full-time study, two years for part-time study

Unique Features

You will develop critical skills to handle the opportunities and challenges in organizations and businesses operating internationally. If you are seeking practical knowledge and would like to build a solid foundation for a career in the global economy, this is the program for you.


Meet some of our students

“At D’Amore-McKim, I have been able to build many practical skills through my various coursework.” says, Tieu

“MSIB is an interesting program where you are able to interact with students from different nationalities, preparing you for your future career in this global world.” says, Beukenboom

“The IFS is a big plus and the events and expos the school holds for its students provide ample exposure to companies and their employees. All these networking events prove to be a huge help in building one’s career.” says, Kadam

Admissions

  • GMAT
    • There is an average of 678 for admitted students. Part-time students may be eligible to waive the GMAT and GRE application requirement if they have five or more years of professional experience and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. To learn if you qualify, complete this form.
  • Where do I apply? Students can apply through this application.
  • Interview Required? By invitation.

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

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Curriculum

Prerequisite Undergraduate Business Courses

  1. Introduction to Financial Accounting or Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  2. Organizational Behavior or Introduction to Marketing
  3. Financial Management
You will need to have successfully completed three prerequisite undergraduate business courses from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent with a minimum grade of a 3.00 in each class. You may enroll or be enrolled in classes fulfilling the prerequisite courses while you apply for admission to this program. Please provide official transcripts showing the completed coursework when available.

Required MS in International Business Curriculum

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 credits
This 3-credit course is designed to give students intense exposure to the global business environment by immersing them in the business practices or culture of a country or region outside of the U.S. The course is taught primarily in the country or region of interest and involves a mix of classes, company site visits, and cultural activities.
3 credits
Develops specific concepts, policies, and techniques for the financial management of the multinational firm. Topics include operation of the foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, sources and instruments of international financing, foreign direct investment and the management of political risk, multinational capital budgeting, and financing control systems for the multinational firm.
FINA 6204 | 3 credits
Develops understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the international marketing executive, the decision-making process in marketing goods abroad, and the environmental forces—economic, cultural, and political—affecting the marketing process in the international marketplace.
MKTG 6206 | 3 credits
Offers students an opportunity to obtain a graduate-level understanding of accounting principles and standards and resulting financial statements. Emphasizes problems caused from differences in accounting standards and tax codes. Traces the impact of exchange-rate changes on the reporting of profits and owner’s equity.
FINA 6209 | 3 credits
Develops understanding of the organization of the global economy and how this helps managers assess the winds of economic change and make better decisions for their shareholders. Addresses interactions among competitors, suppliers and customers, central banks and other financial intermediaries, and governments and how these interactions impact business decision making. Leads to a framework for industry analysis in a global setting that involves economic analysis, competitive analysis, and business decision-making skills.
MECN 6203 | 3 credits
Focuses on the managerial activities of those involved in supply chain management operations and planning for companies involved in international commerce. Analyzes contemporary issues that affect the design of international supply chain systems and strategies, including sourcing, logistics, transactions, risk, and ethical considerations. Examines the current status and future prospects of the modes of international logistics operations as well as international trade and development issues, not only from the corporate perspective but also in terms of government policy.
SCHM 6213 | 3 credits
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 credits
View elective options in the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship Technological, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy.
3-6 credits
Student may also choose to take elective Sociology or Political Science Courses.
3-6 credits

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