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MBA with a Specialization in International Business Online

Cameron School of Business
MBA in International Business - University of North Carolina Wilmington Online

Learn how to create and sustain a competitive advantage for your company in global markets in the Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in International Business online program from UNCW. Boost your career potential across cultural and geographic boundaries.


Learn More About UNCW’s MBA in International Business Online

In this AACSB-accredited online degree in international business program, you will broaden your cultural perspective and examine business trends with an increased focus on global awareness. UNC Wilmington is recognized for its global mindset and commitment to programs with international relevance.

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as few as 12 months

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Expand the reach of any company around the world with the strategic and management skills you will acquire in the 100% online MBA with a Specialization in International Business program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

You will learn how to modulate managerial skills to suit a broad range of global markets and territories. The curriculum also emphasizes human resource management, and specifically structural, cultural and corporate management models. You will explore practical examples through organizational case studies and analyze the human resource interests of a range of stakeholders.

You also will deepen your knowledge in business management operational areas including business law, accounting, information analysis, business analysis, operations management, economics, corporate finance, marketing, strategic management, and more. With accelerated 7-week courses and no prerequisites or foundation courses required, you can complete your MBA in as few as 12 months.

UNCW Cameron School of Business
AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

The Cameron School of Business features a top-notch faculty committed to your success. Your courses will be taught by full-time professors with terminal degrees and practical management experience in the private sector. Courses are taught by the same faculty who teach in our campus program.

This high-value business master's program requires far less financial investment than MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited business schools in North Carolina, while providing diverse options for customizing your degree to align with your career goals and interests. Benefit from accelerated 7-week courses, with no prerequisites or foundation courses required.

In this specialization, you will learn:

  • Practical approaches for examining strategies to manage human resources internationally
  • Processes for creating and sustaining a competitive advantage in foreign and domestic markets
  • How to critically evaluate human resource management models and assumptions
  • How to effectively manage multinational organizations

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Learn More About Our Affordable Tuition

With pay by the course tuition, the MBA with a Specialization in International Business online degree program is highly affordable and far less of a financial investment than many other North Carolina AACSB-accredited universities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

  Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Per Course Fees Per Course Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $503.15 $25.70 $1,509.45 $77.10 $18,113.40
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,271.43 $25.70 $3,814.29 $77.10 $45,771.48

NOTE: For Distance Education/Extension courses that require proctored exams, there may be additional fees for the verification of student identity. Students may also be required to find an independent testing facility for these exams. Contact the course instructor for more information.



Dates You Need to Know

The MBA with a Specialization in International Business program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

Term Classes Begin Application Deadline Document
Registration Deadline Payment Due Withdrawal Deadline Course End Date
Summer 1 2021 05/10/21 04/10/21 04/17/21 05/12/21 05/13/21 05/25/21 06/27/21
Summer 2 2021 06/28/21 05/29/21 06/05/21 06/30/21 07/01/21 07/13/21 08/15/21
Fall 1 2021 08/23/21 07/24/21 07/31/21 08/25/21 08/26/21 09/07/21 10/10/21
Fall 2 2021 10/18/21 09/18/21 09/25/21 10/20/21 10/21/21 11/02/21 12/05/21

Students must register for courses by 5 p.m. (EST) on the registration deadline date.
Students must remit tuition payment by 10 a.m. (EST) on the tuition deadline date.

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Requirements for the International Business MBA

To apply for the MBA with a Specialization in International Business online, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
  • A GMAT score above 500 or an equivalent GRE, which is waived if you have:
    • Five or more years of managerial work experience
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required.

Electronic Method (Preferred):
Password protected transcripts may be sent directly from the institution to [email protected]

Paspaner Method – Official Transcripts (Envelope Sealed by the Institution):
UNCW Graduate School
Attn: Kimberly Goerne Harris
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

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What You’ll Learn in Your Online Degree in International Business Courses

The MBA with a Specialization in International Business online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of MBA core courses and six credit hours of electives.

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As a students in the MBA with a Specialization in International Business program, you must take the following core courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

You must take the following specialization courses to complete the MBA with a Specialization in International Business online program.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will examine strategies for managing human resources internationally: structural, cultural, and corporate management methods. Practical examples of global HRM will be explored through organizational case studies. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate HRM models and assumptions and to question, for example, whether practice matches prescription. The interests in HRM of a range of stakeholders will be discussed: investors, managers, employees, host countries, trade/labor unions, and governments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to prepare graduate students in Business to acquire the skills that will help them manage effectively the multinational organization, i.e., the processes of creating and sustaining competitive advantage in global markets.


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