One-Year Advanced Entry MBA
The Fisher International MBA Program prepares students to grapple with 21st century business challenges from international finance and economics, to social entrepreneurship, and sustainable development.
Our Advanced Entry MBA Program typically lasts about 12 months (42 credits) with students beginning their degree in either the fall or spring semesters. Applicants with previous business study, a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent, and advanced competence in a foreign language may qualify for this Advanced Entry MBA Program. Please review the advanced entry admissions requirements to learn more.
Core Curriculum (10 Credits)
All MBA students complete the International Business Core: a series of three courses distinctive for the international focus and applied approach to international business education.
- International Organizational Behavior (IMGT 8501) is a foundation course focusing on the global business paradigm.
- Global Business Strategies (IMGT 8651) prepares students to become effective business strategists.
- The International Business Plan (IMGT 8681) is a team-based consulting project that students complete for a contracting company. Teams of students work with the sponsoring company, under faculty supervision, to develop a comprehensive plan for international business development. This capstone experience is one that students leverage in their future careers.
Competency Requirements (9 credits minimum)
Advanced Entry MBA students must demonstrate competency in each of the following 6 areas:
- Quantitative Analysis
Students may select from approved upper level courses. Students may waive certain topical areas if they have had two advanced courses at the undergraduate level within the last six years, or if they majored in the area as an undergraduate. If a student has an admissions requirement to take an 8500 level MBA course, the course may be used to meet that competency requirement. Credits from competencey courses may be used towards a specialization track as appropriate. Please see the MBA Academic Advisor for approval of courses.
The MBA program offers a wide range of electives on business and policy topics such as Business Models for Sustainable Development and Social Impact Investment. Students may pursue a specialization in topics in business and public policy relevant to their career interests.
The Fisher International MBA program currently offers defined specializations in:
- International Finance and Economics
- International Marketing
- International Sustainable Business
- Business and International Development
- Localization Management
Electives (15 credits)
Electives must be business or business-approved courses.
One-year Advanced Entry MBA students must complete 8 credits of advanced foreign language study in one language. Please review our admissions requirements for more details about this component of your degree.