International Management Concentration

Business is borderless. But where does global meet local? Gain hands-on knowledge of economic, political and cultural implications that affect how you will do business.

Have you considered a career in a multinational firm, doing business overseas or at the center of cross-border trade? If so, you need the strategic skill set to solve challenges and take advantage of international opportunities.

Be Career Ready

  • Employ strategic and critical thinking to transform how organizations operate internationally
  • Develop skills to manage global business partnerships
  • Think strategically about managing business using the best resources from around the planet
  • Understand and apply cultural differences and nuances in communication
  • Begin a lifetime of international networking

International management is a secondary concentration
and should be taken together with such functional concentrations as finance, marketing, health care, information systems, or operations and supply chain management.

International management is a secondary concentration and should be taken together with such functional concentrations as finance, marketing, health care, information systems, or operations and supply chain management.

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Learn international business concepts in the classroom.

Live them through global immersion action learning. Every UB MBA student has the opportunity to participate in international study experiences. Explore the opportunities that await you.

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With students, faculty and alumni from all over the world, you can expand your global perspective and personal network.


Concentration Requirements

Required Courses Second Year Electives

The International Management concentration requires four total courses (12 credits), MGO 680, MGO 633 and two electives from the list below:

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MGF 685LEC International Finance Management

This course is designed to familiarize students with the core concepts related to international financial management, including foreign exchange markets (from institutional details to quantitative models for the forecasting of future exchange rates), currency risk derivatives (spanning both a discussion of contract characteristics and quantitative methods for pricing and valuation of currency forwards, options, and swap contracts), quantitative approaches for risk management and hedging in cross-border settings, quantitative analysis of currency arbitrage operations, analysis of translation, economic, and political risks, cross-border financing, issues with cross-border taxation, analysis of institutional details and recent statistics on foreign debt and equity markets, and other topics.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGF 611 and MGQ 608.

Fall 2020 (08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12005 F1F LEC MW 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Jacobs 110 Fotak, Veljko N

MGM 683LEC International Marketing

The objective of this course is to develop familiarity with the problems and perspectives of marketing across national boundaries and to gain knowledge of tools and approaches to make international marketing decisions. The influence of e-commerce on international marketing problems such as gray channel and price coordination is also analyzed.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:

MGE 602LEC Global Economics

This purpose of this course is to provide business students with six core abilities in macro/global economics: to understand the historical debate between government's role and free enterprise in the economy; to understand the components of the aggregate demand for goods and services; to be able to predict the effects of monetary policy on interest rates, prices, and national income; to understand the benefits of long term supply side changes and the policies that affect supply-side economics, to understand the impact of international trade and financial investment flows on interest rates, exchange rates and national income; and to be able to predict how various economic policies affect the long term growth potential of both developed and emerging markets.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2020

Spring 2020 (01/27/2020 - 05/09/2020)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
17881 S1E LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Online Ehrlich, Isaac

MGG 602LEC Global Perspectives

The main objective of this course is to provide a first-hand, hands-on global experience, both in general terms and in relation to a specific global region. This course is designed to provide an overview of international business elements, followed by an in-depth study of an emerging market, focusing on a specific global region. The intent is to provide an understanding of the economics, business history and economic geography of the selected region, market analysis and entrepreneurship in region, industry structure, government-industry relations, financial and legal complexities, as well as cultural norms, business etiquette, and unique aspects of doing business in the region. The course is aimed at imparting an experiential type of learning, utilizing on-line, in-class and field trip-based learning modes.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:

 • GEO 531 Introduction to International Business and World Trade

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