International Business

The International Business field is concerned broadly with the management of the business enterprise in a global context. As such it provides a foundational platform for a business curriculum in leadership, finance, strategy, marketing, corporate social responsibility while nurturing a nuanced understanding of the global socio-political, socio-economic, and industry contexts. Towards that end it develops theoretical and applied/managerial analytical frameworks applicable to decision-making in firms in a wide range of industries -- manufacturing, trading, technology, service and financial firms --operating at different stages of their internationalization process. The field also prepares students with an understanding of how business decisions have an impact beyond the firm; this may include the communities and the environment in which the firm operates, the extended chain of business, social and public sector players affected by the firm, and the world at large. The field prepares graduates for careers in the private sector or in other sectors that apply private sector principles for decision making, resource allocation and broad impact. 

MIB students are not permitted to use the International Business field of study.

Field Advisor(s) 

Research Centers 

Institute for Business in the Global Context 

Field Requirements 

MALD: 4 courses in field of study 

MGA: 5 courses in field of study  

Total Credits Required   

MALD: 12.0 credits 

MGA: 15.0 credits plus Practicum

  • MALD: 

    EIB B200 Foundations in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance 

    and one of:

    EIB B230 Managing NGOs and Social Enterprises 

    EIB B242 Innovation Models for Building Inclusive Businesses 

    EIB B243M Market Approaches to Economic Inclusion

    EIB B252 Corporate Social Responsibility in the Age of Globalization  

    EIB B263M Marketing Management

    MGA (2.5 courses required):  

    EIB B200 Foundations in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance  

    EIB B238M Strategic Management 

    EIB B252M Corporate Social Responsibility Module

    EIB B263M Marketing Management

  • MALD and MGA

    DHP D209M Negotiating International Leadership 

    DHP D216M Networks, Analytics, and Organizations I  

    DHP D220 Processes of International Negotiation  

    DHP P203 Analytic Frameworks for Public Policy Decisions 

    DHP P225M Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation

    DHP P231 International Communication

    DHP P237 Privacy in the Digital Age 

    DHP P251 Energy, Entrepreneurship, and Finance 

    DHP P253 Sustainable Development Diplomacy  

    DHP P257 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues  

    DHP P287M Political Economy & Business of the EU 

    EIB B200 Foundations in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance 

    EIB B205 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods 

    EIB B206 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business 

    EIB B207 Financial Statement Management 

    EIB B210 Financial Reporting and Performance Evaluation for Social Impact  

    EIB B212 Starting New Ventures 

    EIB B220 Global Financial Services 

    EIB B221 International Financial Management 

    EIB B223 Informal and Underground Finance 

    EIB B224 Global Private Equity: From Money In to Money Out

    EIB B227 Islamic Banking and Finance 

    EIB B229 Global Investment Management 

    EIB B230 Managing NGOs and Social Enterprises

    EIB B231 International Business Strategy and Operations 

    EIB B232 Work and Employment Relations in the 21st Century 

    EIB B233 Practical Knowledge  

    EIB B237 Field Studies in Global Consulting 

    EIB B238M Strategic Management  

    EIB B241 Financial Inclusion: A Method for Development  

    EIB B242 Innovation Models for Building Inclusive Businesses 

    EIB B243M Market Approaches to Economic Inclusion

    EIB B244M The Informal Economy and Financial Inclusion 

    EIB B252 Corporate Social Responsibility in the Age of Globalization

    EIB B252M Corporate Social Responsibility Module  

    EIB B254 Cross-Sector Partnerships 

    EIB B262 Marketing Research and Analysis

    EIB B263M Marketing Management

    EIB B264 Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations 

    EIB B272M The Political Economy and Business Environments of Greater China  

    EIB B281M Managing Operations and Supply Chains in Global Companies 

    EIB B291 Leadership: Building Teams, Organizations, and Shaping Your Path 

    EIB B295M Negotiating International Leadership  

    EIB E213 Econometrics 

    EIB E245 Econometric Impact Evaluation for Public Policy and Social Programs 

    EIB E247 Econometric Impact Evaluation for Development 

    ILO L230 International Business Transactions 

    ILO L232 International Investment Law 

    ILO L233 International Financial and Fiscal Law

  • One skills course is required for the MGA. MALD students may not use these courses as a field elective unless otherwise indicated above.

    DHP D208M Research Methods and Scholarship

    DHP D218 Influencing Policy and the Global Debate: Writing Analysis and Opinion 

    DHP D220 Processes of International Negotiation

    DHP D225 Conflict Resolution Practice 

    DHP D243M Overview of Survey Methods 

    DHP D245M Working in Difficult Research Environments with Vulnerable Populations: Advanced Field Research Methods 

    DHP D258 Introduction to Data Science for Global Applications

    DHP P203 Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions 

    DHP P207 GIS for International Applications

    DHP P225 Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation 

    DHP P234 The Arts of Communication 

    DHP P250 Environmental Problem Solving 

    DHP P289 Advanced Geospatial Modeling

    EIB B205 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods 

    EIB B206 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business

    EIB B262 Marketing Research and Analysis 

    EIB B291 Leadership Building Teams, Organizations, and Shaping Your Path 

    EIB E210M Quantitative Methods

    EIB E213 Econometrics 

    EIB E214 International Economic Policy Analysis 

    EIB E247 Econometric Impact Evaluation for Development

    ILO L215 Ethics in the Practice of Foreign Affairs

  • A practicum is required for MGA students. 

  • Track options: 

    1. Banking and Finance
    2. Strategic Management and Consultancy
    3. Business for Social Impact
    4. Marketing

    In addition to the Core Course requirement for the field, students can complete tracks according to the following requirements.

    Banking and Finance  

    Additional electives options: 

    EIB B207 Financial Statement Management 

    EIB B220 Global Financial Services 

    EIB B221 International Financial Management 

    EIB B224 Global Private Equity: From Money In to Money Out 

    EIB B226 Large Investment and International Project Finance  

    EIB B227 Islamic Banking and Finance 

    EIB B229 Global Investment Management 

    EIB B241 Financial Inclusion: A Method for Development 

    ILO L233 International Financial and Fiscal Law 

    Strategic Management and Consultancy 

    Additional elective options: 

    EIB B212 Starting New Ventures 

    EIB B220 Global Financial Services  

    EIB B231 International Business Strategy and Operations 

    EIB B233 Practical Knowledge 

    EIB B237 Field Studies in Global Consulting  

    EIB B242 Innovation Models for Building Inclusive Businesses 

    EIB B281M Managing Operations and Supply Chains in Global Companies 

    EIB B291 Leadership: Building Teams, Organizations, and Shaping Your Path 

    Business for Social Impact 

    Additional elective options: 

    DHP D220 Processes of International Negotiation  

    DHP P225 Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation  

    DHP P237 Privacy in the Digital Age 

    DHP P251 Energy, Entrepreneurship, and Finance 

    DHP P253 Sustainable Development Diplomacy  

    DHP P257 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues  

    EIB B212 Starting New Ventures 

    EIB B220 Global Financial Services 

    EIB B223 Informal and Underground Finance 

    EIB B226 Large Investment and International Project Finance 

    EIB B229 Global Investment Management 

    EIB B230 Managing NGOs and Social Enterprises 

    EIB B231 International Business Strategy and Operations 

    EIB B237 Field Studies in Global Consulting 

    EIB B242 Innovation Models for Building Inclusive Businesses 

    EIB B243M Market Approaches to Economic Inclusion

    EIB B244M The Informal Economy and Financial Inclusion 

    EIB B252 Corporate Social Responsibility in the Age of Globalization 

    EIB B254 Cross-Sector Partnerships 

    EIB B264 Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations

    EIB B291 Leadership: Building Teams, Organizations, and Shaping Your Path 

    EIB E245 Econometric Impact Evaluation for Public Policy and Social Programs 

    EIB E247 Econometric Impact Evaluation for Development 

    Marketing  

    Additional elective options: 

    EIB B212 Starting New Ventures 

    EIB B237 Field Studies in Global Consulting  

    EIB B243M Market Approaches to Economic Inclusion

    EIB B254 Cross-Sector Partnerships 

    EIB B262 Marketing Research and Analysis 

    EIB B264 Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

Faculty with expertise in the field:

Laurent Jacque

Laurent Jacque

DP Singh

DP Singh