University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA in International Business (Campus & Online)

9 hours (3 classes) + 6 hours (2 classes) electives

An MBA with emphasis in International Business will prepare students to excel in the emerging field of International Business. This field of study is becoming more relevant and important as the global economy expands. Various opportunities for study abroad exist for MBA students. These are coordinated through the business advising office. Students are encouraged to take a foreign language in order to strengthen this area of emphasis.

Students pursuing the International Business emphasis complete three (3) courses in the International Business area of emphasis beyond the Core  plus two (2) business electives selected from other Areas of Emphasis. (Note: only one study abroad trip may be applied to the area of emphasis):

Course Number (Campus/Online)

Course Title

INTB 6100/6190

Managing in Global Markets

FNCE 6400/6490

International Financial Management

MKTG 6900/6990

International Marketing & Export Management

INTB 6990

Regional Business Environment Europe (short term study abroad)

INTB 6991

Regional Business Environment Asia (short term study abroad)

In addition to the three (3) courses chosen from above, students take two (2) elective courses selected from other Areas of Emphasis or electives within the College of Business.

Course Number

Course Title

Elective 1

Graduate business elective of your choice

Elective 2

Graduate business elective of your choice


Course Descriptions

INTB 6100/6190 - Managing in Global Markets
Designed to prepare students to anticipate global forces that impact present management. Examines the economic, the social-cultural, and the political/legal context of global management. Presents various concepts related to the internationalization process of the firm and frameworks related to global strategy.

FNCE 6400/6490 - International Financial Management
Uses the fundamental tools of financial analysis to assess the risks and opportunities for firms operating in an increasingly global economy. Special emphasis will be placed on the opportunities that arise from both market imperfections and the increasing integration of financial markets worldwide. Focuses on the international financial environment, the measurement and management of foreign exchange rate risk, and global funding and investment opportunities using both quantitative and qualitative decision tools to exploit opportunities and control risk. Prerequisites: FNCE 6000/6090.

MKTG 6900/6990 - International Marketing and Export Management
This course provides an overview of international marketing issues. It provides detailed analysis of international market entry modes and strategy. Modes such as exporting, licensing, franchising, management contracts, alliances and partnership, joint ventures, and the establishment and management of foreign sales subsidiaries are discussed. A major portion of the course is concerned with managing the export function. Prerequisites: MKTG 6000/6090.

INTB 6990 - Regional Business Environment: Europe
Short study abroad. A series of international business seminars conducted abroad by management personnel of European companies. Insight is provided into the cultural, social, and political environments of each country visited. This is an intensive international business and travel experience. Distance MBA course. Tuition schedule differs from on-campus courses. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

INTB 6991 - Regional Business Environment: Asia
Short study abroad. A series of international business seminars conducted abroad by management personnel of Asian companies. Insight is provided into the cultural, social, and political environments of each country visited. This is an intensive international business and travel experience. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

I attended the Winter MBA trip to Paris and London in January 2012, and IBS provided an unforgettable experience.

We were given access to senior leadership at companies that top several industries, ranging from financial services to consumer products to national defense contracting. IBS has cultivated strong relationships with these industry leaders that allowed us unprecedented access to their operations.

I will not soon forget the experience and would recommend it to any aspiring business leader.

Anna Mauldin
current Distance MBA student


The IBS tour was not only an opportunity to visit great places, it was also a great learning experience. I learned a lot about doing business in Europe and the challenges around it. Further, since there is representation from several universities, it is a great networking opportunity for all attendees.

Arun Jagannathan
current Campus MBA student


I've just returned on Saturday from the Winter II trip. It was an amazing and infromative experience and I highly recommend it to other students! Being chosen to ring the bell to open the Paris NYSE was among many highlights of the trip.

Randi Gonzalez
current Graduate Certificate student

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