International Management Concentration

At Northeastern, we understand the globalized economy and how to establish and maintain a global presence. Our Online MBA with a concentration in International Management can help you develop a deep understanding of international finance, culture, and law—and how each can influence strategy, process, branding, advertising, and emerging opportunities.

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Online MBA with a International Management Concentration

Managing a multinational business with facilities spanning the globe requires greater knowledge than domestic ventures, including a deep understanding of legal and cultural issues. While many foundational business skills remain relevant, international management requires proficiency in areas such as multinational finance and exchange rates, cultural awareness and the effects of culture on strategy, structure, and systems, building and creating value within emerging economies, global branding and advertising, and global NPD strategies.

Three of your five electives must be from the following concentration-specific courses:

  • International Finance Management
  • Cultural Aspects of International Business
  • Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage through Global Innovation
  • International Marketing
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

International Management Jobs

Graduates with a concentration in International Management generally pursue management positions such as global program director, global account manager, international finance controller, international trade manager, or business development manager, depending upon professional work experience.

 

Global Program Director**

Median salary: $131,332 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Define various program strategies and business plans, including marketing and analytics
  • Monitor progress and adjust strategies as new data directs
  • Facilitate and enable communication between teams to ensure schedules are goals are met

 

Business Development Manager*

Median salary: $113,350 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 8% (Faster than average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Achieve revenue goals and make sure other team members achieve theirs
  • Maintain good working relationships with existing clients to secure client retention and earn new sales through referrals and references
  • Identify and develop new revenue streams and develop successful referring relationships

 

Global Account Manager**

Median salary: $103,777 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages a company’s relationships with consumers and other business partners or vendors
  • Develop solutions to address customer needs, coordinate with various teams as needed, and working with clients to ensure their needs are being met
  • Work to maintain and grow positive client relationships, communicating with clients and upper management

 

Management Analyst*

Median salary: $85,260 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 14% (Much faster than average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather and organize information about issues to be solved or procedure that can be streamlined
  • Conduct personnel interviews and onsite observations to determine the services, equipment, and personnel that are necessary
  • Analyze a variety of data sets including revenue, expenditure and employment reports
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers and employees to ensure changes are improving processes

 

International Finance Controller**

Median salary: $83,062 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage departments including the accounting department, budget department, audit department, and any other finance-related departments
  • Prepare reports that analyze and predict the financial performance of a company over time or specific time periods
  • Complete and submit paperwork for federal and state regulatory agencies

 

International Sales Manager**

Median salary: $79,357 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development of sales strategies, advertising or promotions
  • Maintain communication and analysis of vendor partners ensuring all processes are moving smoothly
  • Regularly evaluate international market opportunities and provide analysis/proposals to required executives
  • Plan and implements sales programs for product lines internationally

 

Logisticians*

Median salary: $74,750 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 5% (As fast as average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage a product’s life cycle from design to retail delivery
  • Oversee the dissemination of materials, supplies, and products
  • Develop effective business relationships with suppliers and clients
  • Understand clients’ needs and how to meet them
  • Analyze logistical functions, identify areas for improvement, and implement changes
  • Propose strategies to reduce cost or time

 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

**Payscale

Graduate Certificates

Northeastern also offers a selection of online graduate certificates that can be completed in as little as five months. These focused learning experiences are available in seven relevant business topics. All certificate coursework is designed and overseen by the industry-active, expert faculty from the world-class D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

All credits in our certificate programs are also stackable, meaning they can be combined and applied toward an Online MBA degree. Graduate certificates are available in:

  • Accounting and Financial Decisions
  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Renewal
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management