It’s a globalized world and a globalized marketplace, from e-commerce and trade to sales, marketing, development, and more. Success in the modern business world demands a diverse, international perspective when it comes to vision, goals, regulation, and growth. 

About Salem’s Online International Business MBA Degree

With the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business from Salem University, you can access an innovative, comprehensive degree program that prepares you to pursue upper-level roles in multinational corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and government agencies. Our MBA in international business degree program helps you to hone your leadership skills and proficiencies in critical thinking, effective decision making, and creative problem solving, all vital components to becoming an in-demand professional. Earning your MBA in international business degree can also prepare you to pursue the next step of your education with a Doctor of Business Administration.

We’ve designed our master’s degree programs to be entirely online, with a high-quality curriculum that aims to provide opportunities for professional growth and development; develop skills that allow you to conduct research and integrate theory and practice; and promote excellence in leadership, scholarship, work, and life. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule.

What Can I Do With an MBA in International Business?

An MBA with an emphasis in international business can help expand your career opportunities to include advanced and senior-level positions, like:

  • Global Business Systems Manager
  • Import/Export Manager
  • Project Team Leader
  • General Manager
  • Line/Staff Manager

What Will I Learn in Salem’s Master’s Degree in International Business Program?

Our MBA in international business prepares you to manage, monitor, and lead teams within a number of different organizations, with coursework in behavior, leadership, and ethics, all taught with a strong emphasis on global perspective. This MBA in international business is designed for those who are interested in taking a frontline role in the international business world, those who keen to build bridges, develop connections, and create better understandings within the international marketplace. Everything you learn with our curriculum is brought together in a capstone course that lets you demonstrate your ability to combine what you’ve learned with a practical, ethical, and global perspective.

Your courses will cover business management and operations management topics like:

  • Creating cohesive corporate cultures through the use of practical training, management, and deployment of technological resources
  • Guiding business activities with knowledge of national and international regulations
  • Adapting marketing strategies and messaging for international audiences
  • Understanding how to align large or geographically disparate teams with business goals worldwide

What International Business MBA Classes Will I Take?

The Master of Business Administration degree program with a specialization in International Business requires the completion of 27 core semester credits that include:

  • ACC515 Accounting for Managers
  • BUS500 Applied Business Statistics
  • BUS698 Directed Readings and Research
  • BUS699 Enterprise Strategic Planning and Change Management
  • ECO570 Managerial Economics
  • FIN560 Financial Management
  • MKT530 Marketing Management
  • BUS554 Business Law
  • BUS600 Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Ethics

You’ll also take 9 credits in the international business specialization:

  • BUS640 International Law and Public Policy
  • BUS650 Global Business Operations
  • FIN520 International Finance

How Long Will It Take to Get My International Business MBA?

On average, a full-time student can earn their MBA degree with a specialization in International Business in approximately 12 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. Please contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.

Why Choose Salem University?

Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:

  • Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
  • A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at a time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
  • Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
  • Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
  • A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.


This course is accredited by ACBSP.

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