Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Management

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Master in Business Administration (MBA) in International Management


The Sac State MBA program offers the most pertinent business knowledge and advanced management practices right in the heart of Asia with dedicated faculty flown in from California. It is designed with busy executive in mind, providing an optimal learning platform with minimal disruption to career responsibilities. The program focuses on group discussion, case studies and practice-based learning.

Some of the learning goals include:

  • Use and evaluate appropriate leadership behaviours and skills to enhance personal and organizational effectiveness
  • Identify and assess potential threats and opportunities in changing environments and use appropriate strategic models to enhance organizational effectiveness.

The International Management specialization focuses on strategy, management, decision making and business, providing graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful top level managerial career in global business. This specialization helps graduates to better manage people in multicultural environments even if their company does not have international operations. Students study strategic management, focusing on alliances, partnerships and networks in a global environment.

12 Months Part Time
Ranked #69 in Regional Universities West*

*(based on 2018/19 ranking)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditated

Programme Structure

The California State University MBA comprises of 12 module units which consist of 8 core courses and 4 specialization courses. The curriculum is design carefully to develop integrated, cross-functional knowledge of business from a global perspective. The program aims to develop analytical problem-solving skills relevant to the global business which is optimized through class discussion and participation.


Core Courses

There would be 8 core courses.

Managerial Accounting

A consistent emphasis on managerial accounting and reporting is cost identication, allocation and control. This course expands the traditional view of accounting to include an examination of the integration of the historic three tools with cost elements.

Global Corporate Finance

Provides students a well-rounded understanding of the language and financial expectations or performance of organizations. Students will learn how to evaluate decisions from the perspective of shareholder and stakeholders.

Marketing Management

Presents how modern marketing principles can be applied to real-world situations. The emphasis will be on studying strategies used by organizations in today’s highly competitive and evolving marketplace.

Information Technology Management

Covers the major challenges organizations deal with today as they attempt to manage their key technological resources as well as with implementing technological innovations. Addresses the digital opportunities and threats organizations face from senior management perspectives.

Leadership & Change Management

Introduces the concept of leadership in business organizations and the key themes are leading during times of change.

Human Resource Management in International Perspective

Reviews the organization theory from a macro perspective (structure, process, technology, people, and culture). Special attention will be paid to organization structure, human resources, design, control, culture and interorganizational relationship.

Addresses topics such as comparative legal environments in international business, dispute settlement, foreign investment, money and banking, and trade in goods.

Statistical Decision Making (Busiess Analytics)

Presents how business decisions are now made in an increasingly competitive and complex business environment.

Specialisation Courses

There would be a total of 4 specialised modules.

Comparative International Management

Takes a global perspective in dealing with management issues in both foreign and diverse host environments.

Multinational Corporate Management

Focuses on managerial challenges associated with developing strategies and managing operations of multinational corporations (MNCs) where activities stretch across national boundaries.

Global Supply Chain Management

Introduce the major concepts and tools for the delivery of enhanced customer and economic value through global synchronized management of the flow of physical goods and associated information from sourcing to consumption. 

Project Management

Covers all phases of managing projects, from project selection to project termination.


This is 100% coursework based program.

Delivery Structure

The California State University Master of Business Administration is a renowned and proven program that can be completed in 12-months. Designed to accommodate and complement the work commitments of today’s global managers, this 12 months part-time MBA program is structured around eight weekend blocks. That means you get to achieve your professional aspirations while not having to disrupt a single day of work.

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You will emerge from the California State University MBA in IT Management with well-developed project management and leadership skills, which are highly sought after by employers in both the private and public sectors. You will be equipped to work as a manager in a multinational corporation, international SME or start your own consultancy business.

There would also be Career Services that would strive to help you optimize the ROI of your MBA on your career whether you are seeking career growth, a change of career direction, expand social network or start up a dream business. There would be an On-Demand Career Coaching services which connects you with highly experienced career coaches. They would be the one to help students map and plan their career direction and trajectory.

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and managerial skills.

A Bachelor’s Degree in any subject (with minimum 10 years of working experience)


Please download the brochure or enquire at 8358 8088 for more information.

What Do Our Students Say About Us?

“Through my MBA experience at Sacramento State, I have built an extensive network of friends and colleagues that work in different industries and locations. In addition, I have been exposed to a wealth of professors, administrators and alumni with whom I can share experiences and opportunities during my career."
Ms. Rekha Srivatson
Enterprise SEO Business Strategist
Hewlett Packard
"My interest to obtain a second graduate degree was sparked by the impressive curriculum available only through the EMBA. I now feel much more prepared to truly challenge myself in any given business situation and feel that I have become a risk-taking leader."
Ms. Maria Medrano
Business Operation Manager
Cisco Systems


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 8358 8088.

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