Students completing this concentration gain knowledge and understanding of management issues faced by multinational companies in creating and exploiting their global presence. Culture, languages and local customs, and the detailed relationships between these and strategic management decision-making and effectiveness, are explored in an integrated international framework.
Choose three elective courses plus the Independent Study:
- 70-342 Managing Across Cultures
- 70-365 International Trade & Law
- 70-430 International Management
- 70-480 International Marketing
- 70-508 Independent Study in International Management (three unit minimum). This involves cultural preparation for the experience abroad.
The International Business Area requires at least one semester of study abroad, or a substantial internship abroad (e.g., one summer or one semester), or both. Study abroad programs should provide substantial immersion in the culture. Contact the Area Advisor for assistance.
Students must demonstrate conversational proficiency in a language other than English, to the satisfaction of the Area Advisor. (This may be, but is not necessarily, the same language used during the experience abroad.) Proficiency may be demonstrated in several ways, including:
- Long-term residence in a country that requires knowledge of the language (normally the case for international students).
- Language courses, normally including at least one intensive course that lasts several weeks. A few semesters of high school or college study do not necessarily satisfy the requirement.
- Successful completion of at least one semester of courses taught in the language in a country where it is spoken, or employment that requires conversational knowledge of the language.
Employers of recent graduates of the International Management Track:
- Barclays Capital
- Goldman Sachs