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Darla Moore School of Business


Curriculum

The Master of International Business curriculum focuses on the interaction of political, economic and cultural aspects of global business and enables students to develop a better understanding of the relationship between enterprise and government. Students can also develop a further specialization in a chosen area of interest through elective course work in international business and international politics.

Program Options

The Moore School MIB

A one-year, interdisciplinary graduate program jointly offered by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences (political science) and School of Law, the program provides an appreciation of the cultural, sociopolitical and institutional settings within which global enterprises operate. It develops a cross-disciplinary international mindset producing world-class leaders.

The MIB Double Degree

Students can also apply to spend two semesters abroad studying at a highly esteemed university in addition to the two semesters they spend completing their MIB degree at the Moore School. After two years, graduates will have earned two master's degrees from two different universities. Multiple double degree options are available through our top-ranking partnership universities across the globe.

 

Program Structure

The MIB curriculum consists of 30 credit hours — 15 hours of core courses, nine hours of international affairs electives and six hours of international business electives. Elective courses vary by semester and are subject to change. 

Core Requirements (15 hours)
  • IBUS 705 — Sustaining the Global Enterprise
  • IBUS 706 — Nation States, Regional Networks and Global Markets
  • IBUS 707 — Comparative Institutional Systems
  • IBUS 734 — International Business Negotiations
  • POLI 710 — Introduction to International Relations
International Business Electives* (six hours — choose two)
  • ACCT 506 — International Financial Reporting
  • ECON 503 — International Trade Economics
  • ECON 505 — International Development Economics
  • ECON 705 — Economic Development
  • IBUS 544 — Business In Africa
  • IBUS 701— International Financial Management
  • IBUS 708 — International Legal Environments
  • IBUS 709 — International Intellectual Property Strategy and Management
  • IBUS 710 — Global Stakeholder Management
  • IBUS 711 — Global Corporate Valuation
  • IBUS 731 — Global Competitive Analysis
  • IBUS 735 — International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MBAD 702 — Strategic Management
  • MGSC 871 — Global Sourcing: Strategies and Applications
International Affairs Electives* (nine hours — choose three)
  • GEOG 568 — Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
  • GEOG 569 — Environment and Development
  • GEOG 581 — Globalization & Cultural Questions
  • LAW 614 — International Business Transactions
  • LAW 784 — Transnational Law
  • POLI 548 — Politics and Government in China
  • POLI 717 — Comparative Foreign Policy
  • POLI 719 — Politics and Social Change
  • POLI 731 — Government and Politics of Latin America
  • POLI 734 — Economics of International Politics
  • POLI 737 — Nationalism and Politics
  • POLI 746 — Chinese Foreign Policy
  • POLI 747 — Japanese Foreign Policy
  • POLI 749 — International Relations of the Middle East
  • POLI 781 — Government and Politics of Japan
  • POLI 783 — Dynamics of Middle East Politics
  • POLI 784 — Government and Politics of Europe
  • POLI 785 — Contemporary Russian Politics
  • POLI 797 — Comparative Public Administration

*These courses are examples of those offered in the past and may be subject to change or availability.