Online Master of Business Administration: Global Business Concentration

Explore the Principles of Worldwide Leadership

International business moves fast. Be a step ahead. Your online Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Global Business can help you gain the transnational business skills to move into the higher realms of management. When you pursue your Global Business concentration, you can expand your professional skills across all aspects of worldwide business, including public policy, marketing, economics and operations.

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Study 100% online

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Complete your degree in fewer than 2 years

No GMAT or GRE for eligible students

No GMAT required for qualified applicants

Why Choose Rider for Your Online MBA with a Global Business Concentration?

Choosing the right school for you is an important decision. You want a program that will help further your value as a business professional. When you choose Rider University, you gain the opportunity to learn from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. You can explore the latest industry technologies, applications and processes used by organizations to drive results.

This program has one primary purpose — to get you ready for your next step. Our goal is to prepare you to compete and succeed in the business world. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or gain additional educational credentials, Rider can help you achieve your goals.

What Does Our Global Business Concentration Cover?

Learn to expand your cross-cultural business perspective. Our Global Business concentration is designed to build a framework of the international economy, foreign marketing environments and multinational operations. When you understand the technology, principles and communication driving worldwide business decisions, you can optimize them for the future.

  • Examine the global applications of accounting principles and practices, including the relationship between international accounting issues and company strategy.
  • Advance your appreciation of how culture, history and politics influence organizational dynamics, transactions and business customs. Study how the acceleration of technology has further developed transnational business.
  • Learn the complexities of working and managing in a global business environment. Build your cross-cultural awareness, international communication and negotiation skills.

Your Career Options: Expanding Your Opportunities

Master of Business Administration graduates with a concentration in Global Business can learn the dynamics of transnational business practices through technology and globalization. You can prepare for high-level leadership positions in business and management, where the job growth for experienced professionals is booming.

Your Master of Business with a Global Business concentration can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:

Business Development Manager

Projected Job Growth: 8%

Financial Manager

Projected Job Growth: 19%

Product Manager

Projected Job Growth: 10%

Corporate Development Analyst

Projected Job Growth: 8%

*Burning Glass job growth projected from 2016-2026

Admissions Requirements

Our online Master of Business Administration is a great option for those looking to enhance their career options. That’s why we try to make it as accessible as possible for anyone who has the desire to pursue it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. You may transfer up to 6 graduate business credits (2 courses) from an AACSB-accredited graduate program into the online MBA program. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

A current résumé.

GMAT and GRE waivers available for those with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.0 or has 5 or more years of professional experience. Waivers are also available for those with a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school or those who have passed a business-related, professional certifying exam, such as the CPA, CFA, CMA, etc. Other academic and professional experience will also be considered for waiver eligibility.

Accounting/business foundation courses may be required prior to the start of online MBA courses. These foundation courses may be waived based on academic and professional experience. All courses are available online. Credential evaluation is available prior to applying.

Note: International students cannot obtain a student visa if admitted to the online MBA program.

Why Earn Your Online MBA with a Concentration in Global Business?

Your Global Business concentration can help you develop the negotiation skills to resolve international business issues and help companies build strategy. Designed by industry experts and top executives in the field, your MBA with a concentration in Global Business can prove your value to prospective employers.

By pursuing your MBA degree online, you can advance your knowledge and career potential around your busy schedule. Rider’s online degree platform can make your learning more flexible and accessible, helping you build the career you want.

  • Gain access to dedicated faculty
  • Enjoy the freedom of an online education
  • Collaborate with classmates via message boards
  • Nurture your future around your schedule

Pick a Start Time That Works For You

Your program has to fit around your life. So in addition to making our MBA degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.

  • Spring A – February 1
  • Spring B – March 22
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6
  • Fall A – September 8
  • Fall B – October 27

When you earn your Master of Business Administration degree from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.

How Many Credits Are Required for Your Online MBA with a Concentration in Global Business?

Your degree will consist of 39 credit hours. You can complete the entire curriculum online in fewer than two years.

  • 30 credit hours in core courses
  • 9 credit hours in concentration courses

Global Business Concentration (Choose 3 courses):

*All independent studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the associate dean for graduate business programs.

PMBA 8345 International Financial Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8375 International Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8902 Independent Studies in Business Administration 3 Credits
PMBA 8492 Ethical Issues in International Business 3 Credits

At Rider University, we want to help you be persistent in your pursuit. That’s why we offer 100% online coursework so you can work toward advancing your career around your busy schedule.

You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership.