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Online Master's In International Business

Delivered by the University of Delaware’s prestigious Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, our online master’s in international business degree program will help you develop in-demand business skills. With a flexible curriculum and a fully online course format, this program is ideal for working business professionals who are seeking advancement and driven to thrive in global settings.

Program Outcomes

The master’s in international business online degree prepares you to efficiently handle day-to-day operations, enact successful strategies of international business and reference the most applicable public policies.

You will:

- Establish familiarity with foundational international business skills

- Improve cross-cultural awareness

- Expand and deepen understanding of the global business environment

- Development a global mindset

- Improve critical thinking and analytical skills

Program Benefits

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Career Expectations

Become a competitive leader in the global marketplace with UD’s Master’s in International Business program, which includes several career benefits.

  • Boost your earning potential
  • Immediately apply your skills
  • Advance in growing careers
  • Access UD's Career Services


Career Preparation

You’ll be able to navigate the nuances of day-to-day operations, apply successful international business strategy and understand applicable public policy.


Individualized Curriculum:

UD’s M.S. in International Business is divided into two modules. The first includes advanced international business courses, while the second allows you to select master’s level courses that suit your career goals.


Potential Careers

Your comprehensive knowledge base and unique skill set from UD’s online program will qualify you for competitive opportunities.

Employers of UD’s M.S. in International Business graduates often include:

  • Banking and financial firms
  • Consulting firms
  • Import/export corporations
  • International nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • International technology companies
  • International transportation agencies
  • Multinational manufacturers


Example Salaries

  • Medical and Health Services Manager - $104,280 per year
  • Top Executive - $107, 680 per year
  • Financial Manager - $134,180 per year
  • Marketing Manager - $142,170 per year


International Business Career Outlook

Whether your passion is accounting, economics, leadership, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, analytics, UD’s master’s in international business online degree is the credential you need to excel.

  • Jobs in business and financial occupations are projected to grow faster than all other occupations at 5% from 2019 to 2029.
  • The median wage for business and financial occupations was $72,250 in May 2020, which was higher than all other occupations.

Adaptable to Your Individual Path

In UD’s unique program, your first module includes six core international business courses with topics such as globalization, ethics, business strategies and market research. The second module includes any four courses based on your business area or interests, with a variety of topics in business fundamentals, finance and healthcare.

In Module 1 of the program, you’ll take a series of six international business courses. Module 2 allows you to choose four courses out of a diverse list of topics in Business Fundamentals, Finance and Healthcare.



BUAD 611 Globalization and Business - 3 Credits

Assesses environmental, institutional, industrial, strategic, and organizational features of globalization and business. Considers frameworks that guide managers’ understanding of globalization and business, how managers interpret the challenges and opportunities of globalization and the implications of globalization to professional development.


BUAD 640 Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments - 3 Credits

Topics include ethics in organizations, and problems and challenges dealing with external environment demands including global issues.


BUAD 641 Managing the Global Enterprise - 3 Credits

Focuses on the development of business strategies and management practices for managing the multinational business organization.


BUAD 648 The Future of Globalization: Issues, Agents, Decisions & You - 3 Credits

Assesses the professional, economic, political, cultural, and institutional opportunities and challenges that individuals face in the global business environment. Analytics center on explaining the causes and consequences of the expanding integration of nations. Course materials tap varied resources, including contemporary analyses, multimedia profiles, and decision simulations. Class design taps various pedagogies, including research reports, position papers, discussion boards, and objective assessment. Class delivery leverages online technologies that support the “testing effect” and asynchronous assignments, activities, and assessments.


BUAD 678 Leading Across Boundaries - 3 Credits

Leading Across Boundaries focuses on cultural similarities and differences worldwide and how they impact managers’ effectiveness. Attention is given to general cultural dimensions as well as specific global mindset competencies. This course will focus on cultural similarities and differences, and interpersonal interactions with people who are different from us. By understanding this, students will uncover and improve their own global leadership skills. Prerequisites: BUAD 870.


BUAD 682 International Marketing Management - 3 Credits

Develops managerial decision-making skills in several areas related to international/global marketing such as environmental analysis, planning/organization, marketing research, segmentation, targeting and positioning/competitive analysis, and method of entry.



FINC 619 Financial Modeling and Valuation - 3 Credits

Financial modeling techniques to value IPOs, mergers, private equity transactions, and leveraged buyouts. Explore the economic principles supporting these techniques and apply them to various transaction types using real financial data. Focus is on bridging the gap between theory and practice.


FINC 652 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management - 3 Credits

Examines the role and functioning of securities markets, valuation techniques, and the theory and practice of portfolio management. Topics include portfolio construction and evaluation metrics, relative valuation techniques and an introduction to derivative security pricing. Prerequisite: Financial Management.


HLTH 844 Population Health Informatics - 3 Credits

Integrates knowledge of healthcare information technology and public health data to support and facilitate individual and population health management and improvement. Focuses on the analysis and application of information technologies that support the provision of care including social context, availability of technology, and structure of information along with legal, regulatory, and ethical concerns. Emerging technologies and contemporary issues are highlighted.


HOSP 615 E-Service Management in Healthcare - 3 Credits

The rapid pace of technological change as it relates to connectivity and communications is having a significant impact on healthcare service delivery. Due to enhanced mobility and the proliferation of faster service solutions in nearly all sectors of industry, customer expectations have arguably increased at a fundamental level. How can the healthcare industry adapt to this paradigmatic shift and yet provide high level of assurance expected of it in terms of the quality service? By taking this course, students will be able to evaluate, design and articulate e-service solutions in the healthcare industry. Concepts related to technology and e-services will be applied to a healthcare context using academic articles, industry reports and case studies.


HOSP 640 Patient Experience and Engagement - 3 Credits

This course engages the healthcare community in critical issues facing the healthcare industry today. Due to CMS (Center for Medicare & Medical Services), HCAHPS and CGCAHPS requirements; as well as intense industry competition, the effectiveness of healthcare delivery is being measured by the quality of related direct and indirect services, including quality of accommodations, communication, and other auxiliary services. Many of these services are not medical in nature, rather they relate directly to patient experience and creating a culture of patient engagement.


HLTH 813 Leadership and Innovation in Population Health - 3 Credits

Examines theories of leadership and models of change and innovation in healthcare. Gain a systems perspective useful in analyzing the leadership and management needs of healthcare organizations. Examine the key drivers affecting contemporary healthcare delivery. Special emphasis will be placed on developing leaders capable of leading innovation and change in healthcare.


HLTH 843 Policy and Finance for Healthcare Delivery - 3 Credits

Examines nursing leadership required for population health evaluation and service delivery with a specific focus on policy development and healthcare financing. Gain knowledge needed to position doctor ally-prepared nurses to develop, implement and evaluate policies, programs and financing structures to support innovative methods of decreasing rates of disease and increasing wellness to improve population health.


ACCT 600 Financial Reporting and Analysis - 3 Credits

Surveys concepts underlying financial accounting and external reporting. Provides an understanding of accounting methods, standards, and terminology so that students can interpret and evaluate financial statements. Students are encouraged to participate in class and group discussions involving contemporary investment issues and decisions.


FINC 650 Financial Management - 3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of the finance function with an emphasis on the decision-making techniques relevant to financial and nonfinancial managers. Topics include valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial analysis and planning, and working capital management. Prerequisite: Financial reporting and Analysis


BUAD 620 Fundamentals of Analytics - 3 Credits

Focuses on data analysis for the purpose of measurement, inference, quality and productivity improvement, and improved managerial decision making. Exploratory data analysis, graphical analysis, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and techniques such as regression are covered.


ECON 603 Economic Analysis for Business Policy - 3 Credits

Business-oriented overview of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Approximately two-thirds of the course will focus on microeconomics and one-third on macroeconomics.


BUAD 670 Managing People, Teams and Organizations - 3 Credits

Develops a knowledge base and requisite skills for managing individual, group, and organizational processes through the use of diagnostic models, cases, and/or simulated exercises.


BUAD 680 Marketing Management - 3 Credits

Management of marketing functions in modern profit and non-profit enterprises. Introduction to the marketing management process. Prerequisites: Financial reporting and Analysis & Economic Analysis for Business Policy


BUAD 631 Operations Management and Management Science - 3 Credits

Topics include decision analysis tools, mathematical programming, operations strategy, process management, and planning and inventory management concepts. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Analytics


BUAD 673 Advanced Topics in Leadership and Teams  - 3 Credits

Offers an in-depth perspective of leadership and an analysis of teams and teamwork. Emphasizes the practical application of theoretical concepts. Prerequisite: BUAD 670

We’re Committed to Affordability

$950 Per Credit Hour

We work hard to keep our tuition affordable while maintaining the highest academic standards. 

Our dedicated admissions and financial personnel will help you through the process, including enrolling in a payment plan if applicable.

How fast can I complete the M.S. in International Business?

You can earn your degree in as few as 18 months full-time, or complete the program part-time at your convenience.


Does the online International Business program accept transfer credits? If so, how many?

Yes, this program accepts up to six transfer credits with the approval of the program director.


What are the start dates for the online International Business program throughout the year?

You may start this program in the fall, summer or spring semesters. Applications are accepted at any time up until a week before classes begin. Applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis, which makes now the perfect time to apply.

Admission Requirements

Online International Business Program Application Process

Our graduate application system is designed to put you in control of not only the application but all documents associated with that application. We have designated areas within the application where each required document should be uploaded. 

You’ll need:

- A completed online application

- A bachelor’s degree in any academic background from a regionally accredited institution

- A GPA of at least 2.8

- Unofficial copies of your transcripts (we’ll need official versions once you’re admitted)

- GRE/GMAT scores (an exam waiver is available)

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