One Year 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.
Advanced MBAG Electives (12 credits minimum)
Advanced Entry MBA students must complete at least 12 credits of advanced business elective coursework.
Students may select from 8600-level MBAG courses. Credits from these 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 (12 credits)
The Graduate School of International Policy and Management, home of the Fisher International MBA program, offers a wide range of courses focused on business and public policy issues. Advanced Entry MBA students may customize their program to meet the skills necessary for their career goals.
Language and Intercultural Studies program courses are offered in 7 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Additional languages are offered upon request. Through the Institute’s renowned content-based instruction, students combine advanced-level language skills development with topics related to their graduate coursework/professional interests. Our Intercultural Competency offerings provide students the cross-cultural communication skills needed to pursue global career opportunities.
Students can choose to complete the 8-credit Language and Intercultural Competency component by taking 8 credits of language courses in a single language. Students need to meet the minimum proficiency requirement in the language (200-level for Spanish and Arabic, 300-level for all other languages), demonstrated by taking a placement test.