Master of Business Administration - Global Business

As the business world becomes increasingly global, executives must understand and actively manage its impact on current business operations and future business trends. Georgia Tech’s MBA - Global Business (Global Executive MBA) program trains executives to take leadership positions in businesses that have global aspirations. Whether you want to work overseas or grow your company at home, understanding how global issues are increasingly affecting every type of business is essential. The MBA - Global Business program will prepare you to effectively lead your business in a global environment of increasing complexity and technological sophistication.

Rigorous Curriculum

The MBA - Global Business program enhances traditional MBA coursework to include international perspectives on finance, operations, economics, technology, and marketing. The core MBA curriculum is supplemented with coursework on global markets, global trade, global supply chain, and global organizations. The curriculum takes advantage of Georgia Tech’s unique academic strengths and international presence.

International Business Experience

Designed to be a truly international experience, the MBA - Global Business program includes two trips overseas to gain firsthand knowledge of key issues in international commerce. These destinations vary from year to year, but focus on regions of emerging importance such as China, India, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Through lectures and company visits, these international trips examine the cultural, social, and economic aspects of each location. A year-long global strategy capstone project ties together the international residencies and classroom learning to provide an integrative experience across all aspects of the curriculum.

Who Should Apply

Qualified candidates for the MBA-Global Business program have ten to fifteen years of professional experience (a minimum of five years is required), during which they have demonstrated increased responsibility, professional growth, and leadership.

These candidates are highly motivated to develop the business skills that are critical for leaders in a global setting. Industry background, company size, and titles of participants vary, allowing students to gain a broad understanding of global issues and scenarios.


Applications are reviewed and accepted throughout the year. Priority will be given to applications received prior to April 1. After that date, applications received will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Taking the GMAT may be required based on a review of your application portfolio. For additional information on admission requirements, please contact us at

Contact information

MBA - Global Business
Georgia Tech College of Business
800 West Peachtree Street
Suite 310
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404.385.2254
Fax: 404.894.1464
MBA – Global Business Website

Program of Study

The MBA - Global Business degree is a specialized MBA degree requiring fifty semester credit hours of study. It consists of a fixed sequence of courses over a seventeen-month period with a new class beginning each fall semester and graduating at the end of the following fall semester. Classes are held on select weekends (Friday evening and all day Saturday), allowing participants to minimize time away from their jobs. In addition, there are four residencies, including two week long sessions at Georgia Tech and two trips abroad. To graduate, students must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7. To remain on good standing during the program, students must earn the minimum satisfactory cumulative grade point average of 2.7. Any student receiving three or more grades of U, D, or F, in any combination, may be dismissed from the program.

Core Courses
IMBA 6010Cross-cultural Communications for Management2
IMBA 6021Data Analysis for Business2
IMBA 6031Leadership and Organizational Behavior2
IMBA 6040Economic Analysis of Decisions in a Global Economy3
IMBA 6050Financial and Managerial Accounting3
IMBA 6061Information Systems for Global Organizations2
IMBA 6071Financial Management3
IMBA 6081Manufacturing and Service Management2
IMBA 6090Marketing and Consumer Behavior3
IMBA 6131Strategic Management Theory and Analysis2
IMBA 6160National and International Regulation of Business2
IMBA 6230International Business Negotiations1
MOT 6133Ethical Decision Making1
Specialization Courses
IMBA 6101Product Strategies for Global Markets2
IMBA 6121Managing the Global Workforce2
IMBA 6140Comparative Management Systems2
IMBA 6250International Finance2
IMBA 6260Global Supply Chain and Electronic Commerce2
IMBA 6430Business Strategies for Sustainability2
International Residency
IMBA 6311Analysis of Global Environments4
IMBA 6401Global Strategy Project I2
Capstone Project
IMBA 6411Global Strategy Project II2
IMBA 6420Global Strategy Project II2
Total Credit Hours50