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Master of Arts in International Studies/Master of Business Administration


The Master of Arts in International Studies/Master of Business Administration Dual master’s degree program prepares students for successful and rewarding careers in a diverse, global business environment by equipping them with the necessary cultural intelligence to identify the interplay between cultures and their effects on commerce, diplomatic relations, government, society, and other facets of today’s global economy.


In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.


ACCT 5311*  - Survey of Accounting
BUAD 5301** - Orientation to American Business Techniques and Culture
ECON 5311* - Managerial Economics
FINA 51.521* - Foundations of Finance
MANA 51.521* - Management Theory
MANA 51.522* - Business Legal Environment
MANA 6303* - Research and Statistics
MRKT 51.521* - Marketing Concepts

* Or Undergraduate Equivalent
** For International Students Only


Continuance in each program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 9 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum


FINA 6321 - International Finance
MANA 6311 - Global Initiatives in Management
MRKT 6321 - International Marketing

MA IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 27 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MAIS 5301 - Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)
MAIS 5302 - Geopolitics Through the Lens of Geography 
MAIS 5303 - Christian Perspectives on Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)*
MAIS 5305 - Cultural Intelligence
MAIS 5310 - Short-Term International Immersion Experience (S-L)*
MAIS 5317 - Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems
MAIS 5318 - International Political Economy
MAIS 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership

MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)* (Capstone course)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)*


9 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

27 hours

MA in International Studies Required Curriculum

24 hours

MBA Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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