MBA International Business

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Why get your MBA in international business at JBU?

JBU’s international business MBA program helps students develop management and leadership skills that can provide a basis for working across cultures in addition to specific cross-cultural leadership skills. The program focuses on the different factors that affect multinational operations management. During the program's international trip, students gain practical experience through hands-on case study application with international businesses.

Enjoy a flexible format

Complete your coursework on your schedule 100% online. The program is 36-45 credit hours long, depending on whether you have undergraduate coursework in a business-related field. 

Gain a global perspective

You'll gain an understanding of international and global concepts related to business, strategy, operations, people and culture. 

Learn interpersonal skills

You'll experience coverage of hard and soft skills that are critical for business success in international contexts. 

Earn your MBA in International Business

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business combines functional training with teaching that helps students develop management and leadership skills that can be transferred to many areas in addition to specific multinational knowledge, focusing on the different factors that affect multinational operations management. 

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher (4.0=A).
  • Undergraduate coursework in finance, accounting, statistics, and economics (only needed to enroll in the 36-credit hour MBA)
  • No entrance exam is required.

MBA Requirements

  • 36-45 total credit hours, depending on undergraduate coursework.
    • 24 credit hours of MBA core requirements
    • 12 credit hours for the international business concentration
  • Students typically graduate within 2 years.

MBA Classes

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What to expect as an international business graduate student at JBU


Study abroad

In this program, you'll spend time applying what you learn in an international setting through a one- to two-week international trip. Through the trip, you will learn strategies for success in the global economy while meeting with international business leaders and financial experts.

You will also learn how to work cross-culturally by adapting to various business environments, understanding different frames of reference, and navigating global business practices. 


Understand theory of global markets

You'll learn crucial concepts of the forces that drive global trade and explore emerging business models that integrate contemporary stakeholder expectations. 


Learn logistics and supply chain

You'll understand crucial concepts of business logistics and supply chain management that are required in global operations. 

Featured Faculty

Dr. Joe Walenciak, professor of business, distinguished professor

Dr. Joe Walenciak holds a Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Arkansas and has been a member of the business faculty at John Brown University since 1982. During that time, he has taught business classes in the undergraduate, online and graduate programs. He has also chaired the undergraduate, graduate and online business programs. While at JBU, Dr. Walenciak has developed and led mission trips and studies programs in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Jordan, China, Brazil, and several other countries.



Next steps

Choosing a graduate program is a big deal, and our staff and faculty are committed to making this process easy for you.


Our admissions team is here to navigate the application process, so you have all the information to be confident in your decision.

Financial aid

You deserve a transparent, helpful financial aid experience. We'll work with you to ensure you're taking advantage of all of your financial aid opportunities.

Start classes

Most JBU graduate classes happen in 8-week blocks (counseling and education have some 16-week classes). Online and face-to-face class options provide flexibility for your busy schedule. Talk to an admissions counselor for more details on classes in your program.