Skip to content

Call us at 855-704-0315 or

Apply Now

Online Degree Programs

Master of Business Administration with an International Business Concentration or an International Business Specialization

Master of Business Administration with an International Business Concentration or an International Business Specialization

Complete Coursework: as few as 10 months  |  Credit Hours: 30  |  Courses: 10  |  Tuition: $12,473.90*

Develop a comprehensive understanding of international business Our online MBA with an International Business Concentration or Specialization provides you with a well-rounded business education in operations, marketing, and strategic decision-making in a global environment. Learn to navigate multinational business ventures while developing an appreciation for diverse cultural and institutional influences. You will also study leadership and resource management skills with applications in global and cross-border environments.

MBA with an International Business Concentration In this Concentration, you will study international marketing and strategic expansion of companies into more than one country. In addition, you will develop a deeper understanding of international business with a unique study-abroad trip through LSUS’ International Business Experience program.

2017 International Experience

Here are the details for participants in our study-abroad trip to Australia:

  • Study Abroad in Australia, December 10-21, 2017
  • Earn three MBA credit hours: BADM 790 (IE)
  • Learn about the history and development of international business in Asia Pacific, as well as strategy in an Asian business context.
  • Study environmental factors that impact international business, and the opportunities and threats that arise from conducting business in the region.
  • Additional program and travel fees are required.
  • Info. on 2018 International Experience coming soon

MBA with an International Business Specialization This MBA Specialization provides essential coursework in international business and marketing. Students choosing the Specialization will not participate in the study-abroad course, but will instead choose an additional business elective.


Business Skills You Can Use Right Away


  • Examine risks, challenges, and strategies associated with international business
  • Explore international, global, and regional theories of marketing outside the home country market
  • Study the macro environmental concepts that impact international business expansion
  • Understand how cultural influences and environmental conditions impact marketing tactics and strategies

An MBA with an International Business Concentration or Specialization prepares you for success in large, multinational companies or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to expand.

Career opportunities include:

  • International Marketing Manager/Director
  • International Product Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Sales Director
  • CEO
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
AACSB

The LSU Shreveport MBA Online is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5% of all business schools worldwide meet the AACSB International's demanding standards.

Online Course List


Expand All [+]

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An introduction to the sources and uses of accounting information used in the management decision-making process. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Economic analysis for management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The study and application of advanced financial techniques for managerial decision making. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Study of contemporary topics in information systems, to include: a survey of information systems analysis and design; informatics; e-commerce; business data communication; database management systems and knowledge-based systems; enterprise-wide systems; and information systems control. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Developing skills to lead and manage change in organizations through an understanding of organizational process, individual motivation, and group behavior. Emphasizes the application of organizational behavior concepts to solve managerial problems in an integrative and ethical manner. Methods of study include readings, cases, exercises and self-assessments, research and seminar discussions. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The role of marketing in business and society. Analyses of marketing management concepts and methods are developed through reports, discussion, and case study. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An integrating course with emphasis on formulating and implementing basic strategy and policy decisions. An analytic approach to strategic decisions pursued through readings, cases and participation in an integrated case analysis. Three hours of lecture.

In addition to the core courses, students pursuing an MBA with an International Business Concentration must take the three courses listed below, which includes a study abroad component. Students earning their MBA with an International Business Specialization must take MADM 730 and MKT 710, as well as one MBA elective course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course in international business focuses primarily on the macro environmental concepts that impact the expansion of companies into more than one sovereign location, as well as addressing the expansion of international companies into local markets. The course will help explain the risks and challenges organizations face and explore strategic approaches.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course in international marketing explores international, regional, and global theories of marketing outside the home country market. The course considers the implementation of marketing tactics and strategies under different environmental conditions and cultural influences.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Earn course credit while spending 1-2 weeks abroad. The International Experience program develops a deeper understanding of international business and the management issues confronting small-to-medium and multinational enterprises. Additional program fees and travel costs will be required. Student is responsible for all transportation costs. Destination may vary each year.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course exposes students to the intersection of human resource management (HRM) and business strategy - the strategic management of human capital. The goal is to introduce students to core HR competency areas that are needed to be successful as a manager. The course explores topics of current importance in the context of strategic human resource management, such as strategic HR planning, recruiting and selection, EEO laws/ethics, compensation, and performance management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course examines the developing body of modern employment law. Topics include the at-will doctrine, wrongful discharge, just cause, invasion of privacy, ERISA, COBRA, OSHA, workers compensation, sexual harassment, state and federal employment discrimination laws such as TITLE VII, ADEA, ADA, and other forms of protective legislation such as FMLA and FLSA.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Application and analysis of key communication theories and strategies. Journal articles and visual media are used to assess how communication strategies influence organizational goals and decision making. Effective responses to organizational challenges and dilemmas are evaluated through case studies on crisis management, conflict management, social and news media, as well as interpersonal communication.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

With an emphasis on creativity and innovation, the focus of this course is on the study of the basic stages of the business start-up process: opportunity recognition, plan formulation, new venture creation and management, and growth.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This courses examines family and business systems by exploring relationships between individuals and the unique personal, interpersonal, wealth, and business issues faced by family-owned and managed firms.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Quantitative methods, management science, and statistics for business decision making, including statistical estimation and inferences, regression analysis, forecasting techniques, analysis of variance, linear programming, simulation, queuing, and network analysis. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An advanced course examining investment strategies and technology. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of recent academic research to the dynamic global investment environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Special topics from corporate finance, investments, and international finance. Emphasis is placed on the connections between theoretical findings and industry practices.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The study of financial markets, instruments, and institutions and their role in the economy and financial management. Coverage will include current issues affecting the financial system.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The course will explore several systemic methods that are commonly used to improve the overall performance of a company. A complete discussion of the Six Sigma DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) including the statistical and process mapping tools will identify and determine the relationship between process inputs and outputs and how these affect overall company performance. Critical metrics will be discussed and linked to the overall expected bottom line improvement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course provides a conceptual and technical foundation of various business analytics, research methods, and marketing metrics. The purpose is to help students acquire practical business and marketing skills in data analysis via hands-on experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course focuses on the domains, tasks, skills and knowledge associated with successful project management. This course provides preparation for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing a project throughout the entire process. The course provides educational preparation for becoming a certified project manager

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Focuses on the selection, installation, and use of information systems in the healthcare industry, with significant emphasis being placed on the use of computer technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness across administrative and clinical operations within healthcare entities.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course explores the challenges associated with hotel or resort management and operations, in particular, in the context of an integrated or associated gaming facility. This course will consider the challenges of both resort and casino management, including topics in operations, legal concerns, products, financial controls, human resource management, and strategy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course covers the key concepts in marketing of casinos and organizations in the hospitality industry. The course considers the unique marketing challenges inherent in organizations with combined hospitality and gaming facilities.


Foundation Courses

Students who lack recent educational or professional experience in accounting, finance, economics or statistics may choose to take up to four (4) optional one credit foundation courses prior to, or during the MBA degree program. Each course is offered independently on a Pass/Fail basis.

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2017 pricing and subject to change without notice. Tuition listed above does not include optional foundation courses.

Request Information

*All fields required.
Or call us toll free at: 855-704-0315
By submitting this form, I am providing my digital signature agreeing that Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) may email me or contact me regarding educational services by telephone and/or text message utilizing automated technology at the telephone number(s) provided above. I understand this consent is not a condition to attend LSUS or to purchase any other goods or services.

Alum Will Poulson saw an immediate return on his educational investment.

Learn what makes the LSUS online MBA unique.

Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA Programs GetEducated.com

Ranked #4 Best Affordable AACSB Online MBA Programs GetEducated.com, 2016