Students study both in Memphis and Barcelona, Spain
Christian Brothers University (CBU) is offering a NEW Master of International Business (MIB) degree beginning January 2014. This specialized degree is designed to prepare graduates for global careers in domestic or foreign business entities and to conduct business on an international basis. Graduates will gain an understanding that the future of American business is dependent on the global markets as well as the ability of American businesses to compete with foreign businesses in those global markets.
The MIB is a dual degree program in which graduates will earn a Master of International Business from CBU as well as a Master of International Business from Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain which is a member of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This 12-month program, offered in executive format, is geared towards professionals with prior master’s education (such as MBA, MS in Accounting, etc.) who want to give their knowledge a more global perspective.
The program has three delivery components:
- Every other Saturday, students will meet on the CBU campus and cover content in the global environment, international culture, research, marketing, economics and finance.
- Hybrid online and in-class format taught by faculty in Spain through Obierta LaSalle University; manage simulated company through a series of projects to make it international.
- International immersion in Barcelona, Spain where students will spend 10 classroom days learning about Europe from a socio-economic perspective, cross-cultural negotiations, ethics, governance, quality and other topics from a multi-national perspective from the faculty of Ramon Llull University. Site visits and tours will be conducted with businesses that have operations both in Spain and in the U.S.
“The CBU Master of International Business degree will allow students to deepen their understanding of international business practices through relevant applications of practices as necessary to succeed in today’s international marketplace,” said Dr. Scott Lawyer, Director of Graduate Business Programs and Associate Professor. “The program is also focused on developing the student’s leadership, as well as their interpersonal and communication skills while developing a network of invaluable contacts and relationships for today and the future. The staff of the MIB program welcomes your inquiries and thoughts on our newest program.”
For those interested persons who do not already have a MBA or other graduate degree in business, CBU is now offering a dual MBA/MIB opportunity. Within a 28-33 month period, a person can earn both degrees, an MBA and MIB from CBU as well as a second MIB from Ramon Llull University. They would take 27 credit hours of the MBA program following the one night-per-week format; and finish the MBA program by taking nine hours of MIB program courses that count dually. Then, complete the MIB program following the same delivery format outlined above.
Tuition for both programs includes the cost of books, meals, materials, and hotel accommodations for the two week immersion in Barcelona (4 star hotel).