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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Concentration Requirements

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Fall Semester

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 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGF 611 and MGQ 608


  • Primary concentration courses and/or internship – 9 credits

Note: MGF 685 is a concentration requirement.

Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642


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:


MGO 633LEC Global Operations Management

This course deals with design, control, and operation of supply chains for competing effectively in the context of global operations management. Both manufacturing and service (such as health care) industry supply chains are covered. The topics covered include: state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative techniques for optimum configuration of in-bound and outbound logistics, principles of postponement in design, processes and logistics, mass customization, global location factors for offices, plants and distribution centers, collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) systems, countering bullwhip effects in supply chains, vendor managed inventory (VMI), strategic alliances and partnering, global purchasing and buyer-supplier relationships, and the complexities of the material, information, and cash flows across international borders. This course supplements MGS 616, which covers e-commerce integration aspects of supply chains.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-requisite: MGO 620


  • Primary concentration courses – 6-9 credits

Note: MGM 683 and MGO 633 are concentration requirements.

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