Influence matters.

The global business concentration offers you in-depth, practical instruction in the issues affecting the globalized marketplace of the 21st century. Included in this concentration is a global trip.

The Global Business Experience, a 5-10 day international trip included in the last course of your concentration, provides the opportunity for you to:

  • Gain knowledge of global business by examining the integration of economic, cultural and political systems across geographic borders.
  • Develop and demonstrate cultural intelligence through interactions with members of the global community.
  • Meet international business leaders, observing ways in which they are supporting and creating change.

Career Opportunities

Graduate studies in business administration with a specialization in global business prepare you for a variety of career opportunities and advanced graduate-level programs. For example, this includes areas such as:

  • International banking
  • International business consulting
  • International relations
  • International trade
  • Non-profit management
  • Public relations

Degree Program Requirements

A master's in business administration with a specialization in global business requires 38 total credit hours. This includes 12 credit hours of vocationally-focused concentration classes. This full-time program offers courses one at a time and is approximately 77 weeks long.

Concentration Courses: 12 credits, 24 weeks

Core Courses: 26 credits, 53 weeks

Course Descriptions

The course descriptions below preview the content you can expect to learn through the Master of Business program. For information about our academic policies and graduation requirements, see the PGS Graduate Academic Catalog.

BUS-505: Research Methods

An examination of research methods available for the 21st century organization and statistical concepts useful for data-driven decision making. Focus is placed on the systematic process of collecting, analyzing and interpreting research articles and data to answer a specific research question. The course will also introduce students to basic descriptive and inferential statistical tools within the context of a business related problem.

ECN-530: Economics

A study of the decision-making skills necessary for managers and entrepreneurs in the context of the macroeconomic environment and the application of microeconomic price theory as it pertains to human capital issues. Readings include essays by several Nobel prize-winning economists. Further, the course challenges students to develop a Christ-centered worldview regarding economic issues pertinent to managers.

BUS-503: Ethics, Values and Social Responsibility

A theoretical and practical overview of ethics theory, values formation and ethical decision making within the context of management and leadership. Ethics and values are presented from a Judeo-Christian perspective with emphasis on workable models for ethical decision making and social responsibility at both the professional and personal level.

ACC-525: Accounting for Decision-Making

An examination of contemporary accounting issues for managers, such as principles, techniques and uses of accounting in the planning and decision making of organizations. The use of information technology plays a key role in this course. Areas of emphasis include the budgetary process, performance evaluation techniques, product costing methods, constraint management and ethics.

FIN-643: Managerial Finance

A study of essential concepts of financial management including working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structures, planning, time value of money and dividend policy. Prerequisite: ACC-525.

MGT-531: Organizational Behavior and Change

The study of the behavior of individuals and teams within organizations based on current management theory. Emphasis is given to understanding, predicting, motivating and changing work-related behaviors in organizations. Key topics include organizational structure, understanding culture, power, diversity, leadership and communication within the organization.

MKT-651: Marketing Strategies

A case-method course using real marketing issues as a means to learn how to synthesize marketing fundamentals into effective and practical solutions.

MGT-539: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

A focused study of the tools needed in identifying and capitalizing on entrepreneurial business opportunities, methods for managing those opportunities and critical thinking skills needed for innovation and growth. Students work with a team to design an entrepreneurial venture. Additional topics include stimulating new ideas, managing innovative ideas, adapting to change and individual and group roles in the creative process.

BUS-509: International Business Practices

An examination of the environmental and cultural issues facing global organizations. Emphasis is given to global business operations and processes in practice. Additional issues covered include allocation of global resources, theoretical foundations surrounding global trade and financial management, and the challenges and opportunities of developing strategies for the global organization

ECN-513: Global Economic Environment

A focus on the global economic environment as a basis for decision making within a global business. Topics include the impact of globalization on the economies of the United States, Europe, Asia and other world economies, exchange rate theory and political regimes. Prerequisite: ECN-530.

MGT-692: Integrative Case Study Analysis

A capstone course in which the student demonstrates that he/she has the ability to integrate a diverse business education and practical experience. This course, through the use of the case study method, will require students to apply knowledge acquired throughout the MBA curriculum. Class time will be highly interactive with a heavy reliance on student participation. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate application of specific content areas each week as cases present real world situations in the areas of human resources, marketing, accounting, management, global business and strategic decision making.

BUS-511: Global Business Experience

An examination of opportunities and conflicts facing global business and/or health care. Topics explored include elements of culture, changes in the global business and/or health care environment, as well as the effects of education, religion, customs and values on international business and/or health care organizations. The self-directed study is fulfilled by participation in an overseas trip.