An MBA with an emphasis in International Business will provide you with management skills and leadership strengths that will enable you to excel in your area of calling, enable and empower your colleagues and be "salt and light" in the world. Not only will you strengthen your management skills in accounting, marketing, economics and finance, you will also develop leadership skills in international operations as well as learn how to apply business management in a global environment.

As part of your educational experience, you will spend time applying what you learn in an international setting through a required one-to-two week international trip.

Course requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in International Business are listed below.

Business Administration Core – 24 hours

  • BUS7013 - Managerial Accounting
  • BUS7113 - Marketing Strategies
  • BUS8003 - Managerial Finance
  • BUS8013 - Research Methods
  • BUS8993 - Designing and Executing Strategies
  • LDR8033 - Christian Foundations for Organizational Leaders

Select one of the following:

  • BUS7223 - Managerial Economics
  • BUS7233 - Game Theory

Select one of the following: 

  • LDR7113 - Executive Leadership Seminar
  • LDR7503 - Foundations of Leadership

International Business Emphasis – 12-15 hours

Select one of the following:

  • BUS8263 - International Business Practicum
  • BUS8266 - Comprehensive International Business and Culture Practicum

Select three of the following:

  • BUS8113 - Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BUS8243 - Cross-Cultural Business Management
  • BIS8253 - Survey of Global Business Practice
  • LDR8333 - Global Leadership and Ethics

Minimum semester hours – 36

Some of the above courses have prerequisites.View Graduate Business Prerequisites for more information. 

Class Locations

Classes are offered at JBU's educational centers in Fort Smith and Rogers, as well as online. A limited number of International Business core courses are also available at the JBU Little Rock Center.

Class Schedule

Face-to-face classes meet from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., one night per week for eight weeks. Online courses are also eight weeks in duration.