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Master of Business Administration (MBA) - International Business

AACSB-Accredited MBA in International Business

Today’s business operations transcend geographical boundaries. To effectively communicate with international colleagues or target audiences, you must understand their cultures and laws. Whether you’re currently working for a global organization or wish to, if you’re interested in an international business degree, you can get the education you need for success at the University of Central Missouri — ranked one of the best online MBA programs. At UCM, you can tailor your Master of Business Administration in International Business to your personal and professional goals.

An MBA in International Business where you are

Students across the region and around the world appreciate our ranking as one of the best online MBA programs in the U.S. We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), so you can be sure you’re getting a high-quality graduate education. We offer a flexible MBA in International Business program with a variety of attendance options:

  • On-campus courses in Warrensburg
  • Real-time online classes
  • Asynchronous online learning on your schedule
  • Study abroad for course credit

We no longer require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for admission. Plus, our “minimester” schedule lets you begin your studies at one of five points during the year. At UCM, we make it easy to take your career global with an MBA in International Business.

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AACSB-accredited MBA program

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No GMAT or GRE required

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10:1 program average student-to-faculty ratio

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Extensive study abroad options

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On-campus and online program options

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Region’s most affordable tuition rates



What you will study

Broaden your skill set with UCM’s AACSB-accredited MBA in International Business. Become proficient or sharpen your skills in accounting, economics, statistics and other vital aspects of business while also exploring international business topics.

In upholding the standards of our AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration in International Business, our curriculum includes in-depth coverage of a wide range of subjects. As you build your high-caliber business education, you’ll approach these subjects from a manager’s perspective:

  • International business factors
  • Implications of international operations
  • Different cultures and customer segments
  • Foreign trade marketing policies and practices
  • Financing of imports and exports 

Completing your MBA in International Business from UCM will prepare you to address organizational challenges and become a well-rounded business leader.

An MBA in International Business on your timeline

Whether you wish to take classes for your MBA in International Business online or on campus, you can complete your graduate studies in as few as 12 months or extend them for two years or more as you balance life’s other demands.


Excellence in International Business

  • A Best Online MBA Program (Fortune, 2023)
  • A Best Online MBA Program in the Midwest (Fortune, 2023)
  • A Best Part-Time MBA Program (Fortune, 2023)
  • A Most Affordable Online MBA Program (Fortune, 2022-2023)
  • A Best Part-Time MBA (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • A Best MBA Programs (Intelligent, 2022)
  • A Best Online MBA Programs (Fortune, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in international business

The best online MBA programs with a global focus will help you build a comprehensive understanding of international business concepts through hands-on, real-world experiences. Completing your MBA in International Business online or on UCM’s campus will give you access to many resources that will enhance your graduate education and your resume:

  • Internships: Put what you’re learning into practice when you complete an internship. UCM has placed interns with global organizations that include AstraZeneca, Citibank, Ernst & Young (EY), IBM and Nike for an instant resume boost.
  • Applied learning: Take a deep dive into the operations of international organizations — from your home — with UCM’s applied learning approach.
  • Study abroad: Get an insider’s view of how people in another country live and work when you take advantage of UCM’s broad range of study abroad opportunities. Spend a few weeks or even a full semester in a location of your choice while earning course credits.
  • Student associations: Join your choice of over 185 student associations at the University of Central Missouri, including our International Student Organization and Graduate Student Association. You can also join groups focused on a particular aspect of business, such as marketing or accounting.


What can you do with an MBA in International Business from UCM?

Expand your earning potential and career opportunities when you complete an MBA in International Business online or on campus at UCM. You’ll have your choice of jobs at corporations, nonprofits and varied organizations that conduct business in other countries, with roles that may include:

  • Marketing manager
  • Business development director
  • Sales director or international sales manager
  • Product manager
  • Compliance officer
  • Financial controller

Understanding your opportunities with an MBA in International Business

MBA program coordinators and faculty at the University of Central Missouri are here to help you get the most from our AACSB-accredited degree program with expert instruction and one-on-one career coaching. Get a head start using the interactive tool below to take a look at the types of opportunities available with a Master of Business Administration in International Business.




Financial assistance options for your MBA with a concentration in International Business

With our consistent rankings among the best online MBA programs, the University of Central Missouri not only offers you a recognized MBA but also the support you need to achieve the learning and experience you seek. We provide many resources to help you finance your education, including loans, grants, employment opportunities and scholarships.

Scholarships for International Business MBA students

UCM and the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, as well as a number of our thoughtful and proud alumni, have made scholarships available to our students. Use UCM's Scholarship Finder to find out if you qualify for opportunities such as:

  • Adrian and Margaret Harmon Business Graduate Scholarship
  • Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies Scholarship
  • John and Barbara Erickson Scholarship for International Studies
  • Lucas Sterne & Albert G. Spaeth Graduate Business Scholarship


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Make yourself more marketable.

Enhance your ability to communicate — and nurture relationships — with international clients through these UCM graduate certificates:

  • Social Media Marketing Graduate Certificate
  • Customer Relationship Management Graduate Certificate

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Explore programs related to international business.

If your career goal is to be a manager or executive leader, you may want to consider these other UCM master’s degree programs:

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MBA program must have a completed undergraduate degree (in any discipline) from an accredited institution and have earned a minim undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).  The GMAT and GRE are no longer an admissions requirement.  However, students must be prepared for the rigor of quantitative analysis (including business math and statistics, accounting, finance, and economics) in order to be successful in the program.



The University of Central Missouri's Master of Business Administration program is accredited by AACSB International.  UCM is one of only six universities in the state of Missouri to have both business and accounting accreditations through AACSB.  When you're evaluating your MBA options, an AACSB accreditation means that the university has met the highest standards in business education.

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