Develop a global mindset. Distinguish yourself from the generalists. Think strategically in an ever-changing global economy and give yourself a competitive advantage.
International business includes a broad range of microeconomic and macroeconomic topics that are critical to gaining an understanding of the global economic marketplace in which businesses operate. A broader perspective of the global economy paves the way for unprecedented career growth in most of today's leading multinational companies.
Choose from a variety of interdisciplinary courses preparing you to lead in a global environment. You'll gain the ability to identify cross-cultural distinctions (and the ability to consider and manage these distinctions), learn to navigate across varying regulatory and legal regimes, while optimizing firm strategy. You will also grow your analytical skills to describe, explain, and integrate sudden international shifts into a strategic advantage in various settings.
Our International Business curriculum is enhanced by the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (GT CIBER), located in the College of Management. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, its mission is to ensure the long-term international economic competitiveness of the United States through support of research, business education initiatives, and corporate outreach activities.
Partial List of Courses
Global Operations and Supply Chain Management (MGT 6360)
Helps students develop a perspective and deeper understanding of the intricacies of the global marketplace. This course also covers management of manufacturing and supply chain operations across cultural, economic and political boundaries.
International Business Environment (MGT 6185)
Introduces students to analytical techniques of country risk evaluation, national and firm competitiveness in fast changing international environments, and addresses optimal modalities to penetrate and expand in overseas markets.
International Finance (MGT 6070)
Gives students a basic knowledge of international finance and helps prepare them for the challenges that managers of multinational corporations face on a day-to-day basis, which includes hedging currency risk, raising capital in international markets, calculating capital costs, and valuing projects in different countries.
International Practicum (Global Consultancy Project) (MGT 6352)
This course is designed to give students both industry and international consulting experience. Projects are assigned with multinational companies such as HP and IBM or smaller companies looking to the Georgia Tech MBA team for business guidance. During spring break, students travel overseas to meet with these companies. Previous classes have visited Costa Rica, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore. The countries and companies vary from year to year.
Is this a heavily quantitative program?
The core curriculum of any MBA program tends to be quantitative in nature. Our program is no more so than others.
What's the typical academic background of students in your program?
There is none. We have a wide variety of students with different academic and professional backgrounds.
How do students with non-technical backgrounds perform?
Students from all academic and professional backgrounds that are innovative and hard working excel in our program.
Do I have to declare a concentration?
You do not have to declare a concentration and you may customize your curriculum by choosing electives from a variety of academic areas.