Master of Science in International Business


Program description

Master of Science in International Business

The Master of Science in International Business program at MUST University is designed to prepare students for management opportunities within multinational industries and organizations. Learners will build leadership skills and a comprehensive understanding of cultural business issues, international regulations, and strategic planning necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic global marketplace. Additional areas of focus include the challenges of expansion, technology use, and effective decision-making on an international scale.

Program Breakdown

This course addresses the process of corporate financial management and its
integration into the international market in Asia, South and Central America,
Europe, the Middle East, and North America including the United States. This class
will review financial exchange and investment risks and opportunities for limiting
loss and enhancing returns

This course is an introduction to international business law, featuring global trade,
licensing agreements for the transfer and protection of patents, copyrights,
trademarks, and intellectual property (including franchising), and active foreign
investment through mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures

This course addresses the process of managing technology in the global business
environment. Students will learn about voice, video, and data applications and their
management to assist with the financial and competitive use of technology for
market expansion.

This course addresses the role of international political and economic issues and the
challenges facing trade and foreign business policies in developing nations who seek
to attract business investments. The role of labor and access to natural resources
and the utilization of IMF funding and foreign investment will be discussed to
evaluate the potential business opportunities and the risks associated with global
expansion projects. Economic and societal differences within cultures engaging in
international commerce shall be analyzed to provide an understanding with respect
to the implementation of specific strategic decisions.

This course addresses the theory of international trade and the role it plays in
economic integration and development through trade policy. This class will review
the issues of protectionism and sanctions as part of political agendas. A
multinational approach to trade regulations will be presented to students that shall
cover regional and country specific issues within Asia, South and Central America,
Europe, the Middle East, and North America including the United States

This class addresses the factors that affect international business and business
expansion. Discussion topics include demographic, economic, political, natural
resource, technology, and cultural characteristics and the role they play in the
advancement of multinational enterprises. Challenging business and legal issues in
Asia, South and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and North America
including the United States shall be covered in the content presented to students

In this course, students gain an understanding of managing operational and
strategic issues in public and private organizations facing accelerated social,
economic, and technological changes. Students will examine organizational theory,
strategic thinking and management, and theories guiding decision making,
leadership, organizational culture, and change management

The primary objective of this course is to help students develop skills and gain
experience in analyzing a business’s situation and then formulating, implementing,
and monitoring marketing strategy in a competitive environment. The course will
focus specifically on issues such as selecting segments in which to compete,
developing meaningful points of differentiation and positioning statements,
allocating resources, designing products, setting and managing prices, developing
and managing distribution strategies and developing and managing promotion

Determine if and when an organization needs a new business model. Identify
powerful new opportunities to serve their existing customers in existing markets.
Reach entirely new customers and create new markets through disruptive business
models and products. Seize opportunities for growth opened up by tectonic shifts in
market demand, government policy, and technologies. Make business model
innovation a more predictable discipline inside an organization

An advanced look at case studies that provide emotional responses to fear, and
stress induced by workplace events. In this course, the student is challenged to
identify roadblocks created by previous failures or successes and map positive
professional outcomes.

Lead authentically to inspire and motivate others. Support employee's needs and
nurture development. Communicate with purpose, meaning, and vision. Foster
ingenuity, imagination, and autonomous thinking. Commitment, collaboration,
nurturing talent, developing skills, fostering relationships

Development of a product (teaching project, implementation plan, program
evaluation proposal) which is identified in the research course and summarized in a
written abstract. Both the project and the abstract are submitted to the Capstone
Faculty Committee, which specify their formats

Program Objective

Students who graduate with a Master of Science in International Business will be able to:

• Develop comprehensive strategic business plans for global expansion.

• Understand compliance and regulatory requirements for international hiring and managing of
foreign and remote employees.

• Evaluate the proper technologies needed to sustain and secure infrastructure, data, and
proprietary information.

• Analyze competitive markets and the economic and political factors that affect them.

• Evaluate currency and exchange rate fluctuations and determine how they affect investments
and financial planning.

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