Global MBA Program at Friends University


The Global MBA degree is offered:


The Global MBA provides you with a unique mix of academic courses, professional contacts and personal development experiences. It also helps to develop your expertise in international business practices and enhance competency in decision-making and cross-cultural communication and negotiations. The program is committed to teaching major competencies in leadership, ethics and complex business skills required for gaining a sustainable competitive advantage in a global business environment. The Global MBA is a case study-based program that lays the foundation for the business residency abroad.

The business residency abroad is one of the core courses in the program. The business residency allows you to compare concepts of global supply chain, business negotiations, managerial decision-making and ethics with implementation in a foreign company. It prepares you to be efficient and competitive in the global market. The residency is supervised by the Graduate School faculty and adds value to the Global Portfolio our students develop while pursuing the Global MBA degree.

Students are welcomed during their business residency in China.

Global MBA requires 16 (sixteen) credit hours of core courses:

  • Global Business
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiations
  • Global Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Global Strategy
  • Global Business Experience (1 credit hour)

To complete your master's degree, the Graduate School offers seven concentrations. You can select one of the concentrations as a package or pick up courses (15 credit hours) from each of them to comply with a degree completion requirement of 31-37 credit hours.

Your diploma will say that you received a master’s degree in Global MBA with a concentration in a selected area.

Global Business Experience

Students enrolled in the Global MBA begin working on their Special Project MGMT 691 early in the program. During the last course in the program, students will participate in a short-term study abroad experience traveling to a foreign country for five to seven days as a group to experience working in a practical business environment at the international level. Supervised by the program director and a faculty member, the study abroad experience presents a valuable opportunity to benchmark results of student academic research against a real-life global business environment. The Special Project allows students to compare concepts of global supply chain, business negotiations, managerial decision-making, ethics and many others learned in the master's program with their implementation in a foreign company, thus preparing students to be efficient and competitive in the global market.

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