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Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Trade Online

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley MBA with a specialization in International Trade gives you the essential marketing, financial, and management skills to become a leader in the international business environment.

Ranked #3 most affordable MBA in international business online programs by (2019)

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About the Program

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley MBA with a concentration in International Trade gives you the essential marketing, financial and management skills to become a leader in the international business environment.

When you earn your online MBA with a concentration in International Trade from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, you will gain the confidence and effective management skills to take your business career to the next level.

The MBA in International Trade offers a cross cultural education for business professionals looking to become global leaders. This program covers the foundation of marketing, finance and management disciplines in an international context.

Coursework includes various pertinent elements in the global business environment, such as customs, trans-border operations and multicultural marketing. Other topics include law governing international sales and the shipment of goods and international intellectual property protection.

Benefit from a highly esteemed faculty that has extensive industry experience and diverse curricula full of new, relevant strategies and technologies.

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The objectives of this course are to review certain elements of financial reporting, to develop financial analysis skills, and to gain experience in using accounting information for decision making. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 6301 or ACCT 2301 AND ACCT 2302
This course applies economic analysis to managerial issues in the business world. Specific topics considered include demand analysis, production and costs, pricing policies and market structures. Extensive use is made of case analysis.
This course covers the management of the flow of funds in the firm. Topics include the optimal utilization of funds, and the behavior of financial institutions and markets. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of graduate business courses.
Alternative approaches to managing the resources (computers, networks, software, data, & people) that organizations utilize in applying information systems. The roles of the user/manager identifying opportunities, obtaining computer applications and creatively using information technology to improve operational, tactical and strategic planning and performance. Topics that will be covered include enterprise systems, managerial support systems, decision support systems, e-commerce applications.
This course is an advanced study of marketing policy and decision-making based upon a consumer orientation, innovation and creative adaptation to change, cultural implication of marketing action, and the role of theory in marketing. It investigates how marketing affects overall corporate and business decisions and gives students an opportunity to look at high-level strategic marketing decisions in product planning, promotion pricing and distribution.
An analysis of organizational behavior theories and their application to organizational settings and the workplace with the goal of improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Students will examine the role of motivation, work attitudes, perception, decision-making, diversity, leadership, communication, power, teamwork, personality, culture, ethics, values, and other aspects of organizational life that drive human behavior in organizational settings.
The study of the role of the production function in the business system and its relationship to marketing and finance. The focus is on the decision-making necessary for productivity improvement in the transformation process of manufacturing and non-manufacturing service organizations. Strategies of production system design, capacity management, quality management; production planning, inventory planning and control, facility location and supply chain management are explored. Systems studies include Just-in-Time, Total Quality Management and Flexible Manufacturing Systems.
This capstone course integrates the skills and knowledge needed in the job of the general manager, with the central theme of competitive advantage analysis. The main topics covered in this course include formulating strategy, managing strategic change, implementing strategy and developing general manager. The objectives of this course will be achieved by simulation decision-making, case discussion, and other learning tools.
Business research techniques and methodologies. Topics include scientific method, business information sources, research proposal development and evaluation, research design, scaling and instrument design, sampling design, statistical packages and applications, research reporting and writing and ethical considerations in business research.
This course examines the sources of international business law, comparative law among the US, Mexico and other major trading partners, the choice of law in international business disputes, the special issues that arise when doing business with foreign governments, the law governing international sales and the shipment of goods, and international intellectual property protection. In addition, the relationships between law and culture involved in international business transactions will be examined.
Readings and cases in International Business. Emphasizes the impact of comparative differences in the domestic and international business environments and operations, including impact of historical, economic, cultural and political foundations on operations. Special international business topics of unique contemporary importance are also studied.
Course will examine various pertinent elements in the global business environment. Topics may include: customs, trans-border operations, multicultural management, multicultural marketing, amongst others.
An examination of financial and managerial accounting theory and concepts and their application in financial and managerial decision making. Does not count towards the MACC degree.
This course introduces fundamental concepts of financial tools and analysis for making effective managerial decisions. Topics include the role of the financial manager in the organization, decisions affecting the internal management of the firm, financial statement analysis, and operational planning and budgeting. Prerequisite: FINA 6303 or FINA 3380 or equivalent.
An introduction to statistical methodology to include probability concepts, inference techniques, analysis of variance, regression analysis, chi square and other non-parametric analyses. This course focuses on the use of the computer in performing statistical analysis.

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UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

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No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $50


Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Trade Online degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

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