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.

The Global MBA is offered as a 30- or 36-credit-hour program in Wichita and online. For more details, please check with the Admissions Office.


Short-term Study Abroad 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.


The Global MBA program is available with a more traditional focus that couples core foundation business courses and four courses as electives allowing for a customized, carefully crafted program of study for your unique professional interests.


The Global MBA also offers specific concentrations for like-minded people available in these areas:


Business Analytics
Business Law
Change Management
Health Care Leadership
Management Information Systems
Supply Chain Management and Logistics

The combination of the Global MBA and a concentration provides depth in the global business discipline and a concentration to formally advance your career in a specific direction among international businesses and business operations. 


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