The Global MBA Experience in Dallas

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Business certainly has no borders. As new technology makes it easier for people to connect on different sides of the world, having a navigable knowledge of international business practices can be a crucial part of building and growing your career.

While most MBA programs provide a strong foundation of business skills that help graduates as they enter an increasingly international industry, several programs offer students the chance to truly focus their degree in global business. Whether through MBA concentrations, majors, or joint degree programs, the ability for students to truly specialize their degree will allow for the next generation of business professionals to truly break down walls and make connections across the world.

A newly thriving hub of business in the country, the Dallas metro area is a perfect home base for beginning a career that can take you across the globe. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the top Dallas international MBA programs.

McCombs School of Business – University of Texas at Austin

While the McCombs School of Business does not offer a concentration in international business for their MBA degree, the school does offer a joint MBA and Master of Global Policy Studies, allowing students to graduate with two degrees after just three years of study.

The MBA/Master of Global Policy Studies was created as a response to the increased need for professionals with a deep understanding of the global environment, both within the public and private sphere. The dual degree program centers around a practical approach to global business, including direct and hands-on experience in the industry, offering graduates a competitive advantage as they enter the work force.

The dual degree requires students to complete 84 hours of coursework, including both MBA core courses and electives, as well as the MGPS’ core courses and specialization. The first year of the degree focuses on the GPS core courses, the second year on the MBA, and the last year a combination of both degrees.

Naveen Jindal School of Management – University of Texas at Dallas

Students at the Naveen Jindal School of Management may choose to specialize their MBA in International Management. Approaching global business through an interdisciplinary lens, the UT Dallas International Management MBA includes courses on marketing, cross-cultural management, finance, and strategic management. The courses help students to integrate business concepts with international policies/practices, preparing them for success in developing international ventures. The concentration may include courses such as:

  • Regional Area Studies: Latin America, Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and more
  • Global Business Ethics
  • Export Market Planning
  • Global Mergers and Acquisitions

Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business – University of Dallas

At the University of Dallas’ Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business, students may choose to focus their MBA with a concentration in Global Business. The degree program requires students to complete 42 credit hours and fourteen classes including both the required MBA core curriculum and classes in the Global Business concentration.

In addition to the MBA core classes, some of which already focus on global business and strategy, concentration classes may include courses such as:

  • Strategic Global Marketing
  • Import/Export
  • International Financial Markets
  • Global Immersion

University of North Texas College of Business

The MBA program at the UNT College of Business has a number of options for specialization, including an International Business Concentration.

The UNT MBA consists of a total 36 semester hours, 18 of which are focused on the broad foundational knowledge of an MBA. The additional 18 credits may then be focused on the concentration in International Business.


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Alanna Shaffer

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