As the world becomes one marketplace, understanding how to operate in this environment has become critical for anyone in a leadership or management position. The Brenau University MBA with an International Business concentration provides students with not only a theoretical foundation, but also practical application of these theories. Students will travel outside the USA to better understand foreign business operations by interacting with local firms and institutions. . The program is designed to accommodate both part-time and full-time students by limiting the actual time overseas to 9 to 14 days through the use of pre-trip and post-trip interactions. The International Business MBA is a 15 course, 45 credit hour degree program which leads to a Masters of Business Administration degree and a certificate in International Business. Students can begin the program at any time during the year, and can complete the program entirely online or in a combination of online and on-ground courses lasting seven weeks.
Brenau also offers the option to students who already hold a graduate degree to earn the International Business Certificate by completing the 5 required courses in the International Business Concentration curriculum.
To enhance their success in the program, students are required to take BA 500 MBA Foundations (3 hours) and BA507 Introduction to Business Communications (3 hours). These courses must be completed before starting the other MBA coursework.
The core curriculum is taught online or at one of our 5 campuses. There are 8 courses in the MBA core curriculum (24 hours):
BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA 787 Global Economics
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA 723 Financial Management
MK 715 Marketing Management
BA 799 Strategic Management & Policy
Concentration courses are taught online. Students take five courses to complete the concentration (15 hours):
MG 785 International Organizational Behavior
BA 749 International Finance
MK 782 International Marketing
BA 780 International Business Experience
MG 751 Entrepreneurship OR BA 780 International Business Experience (to a different location)
Dr. Greg Chase, Fulbright Scholar, has degrees from Eastern Michigan University, University of Central Florida, and Kent State University. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Chase worked in private industry. His experience includes work in the construction industry; during which time he obtained a license as a Certified Building Contractor and opened his own business as a general contractor. Dr. Chase also worked in Japan for five years: two years as an English teacher two years in the international section of a Japanese firm, and studied the Japanese language for one year. In addition, he has taught classes in China at The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and Zhong Yuan Technical University as a visiting professor.
Thank you for your interest in Brenau University. To apply for admission, please complete the following steps:
1. Fill out the online application or download a form and mail or fax it to the Office of Admissions. The application is available at www.brenau.edu/apply
2. Request Official Transcripts from all previous institutions and have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
3. Forward your resume to Office of Graduate Admissions at email@example.com.
Admissions decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of receiving a completed file.
Financial Aid Procedures
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you are completing FAFSA on the Web for the first time, we recommend that you apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov prior to completing the FAFSA. With a PIN, you are able to electronically sign your application, make corrections after submitting the application, and review your processed application data. If you prefer to complete a paper FAFSA please download one at www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov.
Please note: Financial aid cannot be awarded to students who have not been officially admitted to the university.
The Office of Graduate Admissions together with other University offices would like to offer you an opportunity to visit campus and talk with us about your academic and professional goals. We want to make sure you understand how Brenau University can assist you in living an Extraordinary Life. These sessions are held once a semester at the campus near you. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.
See Financial Aid: Tuition and Fees.