Graduate Programs

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International Business: M.S., Online


As the global economy expands, so does the need for specialists who can navigate, understand and drive it forward. The online master of science in international business at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics prepares you to play a larger strategic, financial and managerial role. You’ll learn frameworks and read case studies that will help you to spot trends and weigh opportunities, and gain soft skills for adapting to cultural differences in the workplace and in the marketplace. The program can be completed online either full time or part time.

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Program Highlights

Prepare to lead your organization in its international expansion and contribute to your firm’s effectiveness in a global marketplace with this 30-credit online program focusing on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to navigate the rapidly evolving sphere of international business. The M.S. in international business consists of two complementary sets of coursework. Students complete an 18-credit international module that develops the tools to assess, understand, interpret and apply principles and practices of global management, given personal interests and professional ambitions. Students design their own business module by selecting 12 credits of coursework drawn from areas such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and analytics. Individuals with backgrounds in business, engineering, social sciences and the humanities are encouraged to apply.


Career Opportunities

Employers of M.S. in international business graduates often include multinational manufacturers, consulting firms, international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), technology companies, large banks and financial services firms, import/export corporations, and transportation industries, including travel and shipping. Common careers include advisor, consultant, business development, multinational manager, financial controller and international marketing director.

As the global economy grows and deepens, a grasp of international business can set you apart in emerging and high-growth organizations. Your new mix of quantitative tools and broad professional preparation — leadership, ethics, cross-cultural talent acquisition — will remain highly sought after.


Application Deadlines


August 8: Final deadline to apply


September 25: Final deadline to apply


January 15: Final deadline to apply


March 11: Final deadline to apply


May 13: Final deadline to apply

*Fall and Spring terms refer to Fall I and Spring I.

UD Tuition


The 2024-2025 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1,069.