Part Time MBA Program at MSU Broad College of Business Emphasizes International Focus

May 25, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Students enrolling in Michigan State University's part time MBA for working professionals through the Broad College of Business can expect to have a strong international business focus throughout their studies.

As a leader in international programming since 1956, it is no surprise that Michigan State University has established itself as one of the Top 100 Global Universities. In fact, MSU leads the nation in their study abroad participation and is ranked 6th in the U.S. for international students choosing to attend a U.S. Public University.

A core component of the part time MBA curriculum is the requirement that all students study International Business. Students elect to meet this requirement through an International Business course in East Lansing or they study abroad for a week of cultural and business immersion via the Global Marketplace. Each year, the program takes a large group of working professionals to a foreign destination with an emerging economy and a diverse culture. Previous Weekend MBA students have traveled to a variety of global markets including South Korea, Brazil, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Japan.

"During my studies in the Michigan State Weekend MBA program, I took part in a week-long residency in Prague," says Charlie Lipskor, Executive MBA Program graduate. "Studying in a different country really gave me insight into how other nations conduct business and how involved they were in the United States' marketplace. It really opened my eyes; I would recommend the week-long residency to anyone."

The MSU Weekend MBA Program employs a challenging curriculum based on several core business competencies including management, strategy, finance, marketing, supply chain management and current issues. The program is designed to hone business skills and provide real world application and insights that advance careers and provide a competitive advantage in the world of business. Through the use of technology, the 45-credit-hour program gets the most out of in-class time. In just 19 months of compressed coursework, students earn their degree.

Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the country, with more than 6,000 students currently enrolled in undergraduate, MBA, masters, doctoral and executive development programs. Its mission is to excel in the education and development of business leaders and in the creation and dissemination of knowledge, leading to national and international prominence.