International Business School

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From certification and online programs to full-fledged MBA’s, there are a multitude of options for international business education. A variety of considerations such as time, money and location are all factors students must take into account when choosing the option most conducive to their needs. Listed below are the highest ranked and most renowned among MBA, undergraduate, online and non-degree certification programs.

US News and World Report, 2010 Best Business Schools Speciality Rankings: International Business

  1. Thunderbird School of Global Management- Glendale, AZ
  2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)- Philadelphia, PA
  3. University of South Carolina (Moore)
  4. University of Michigan– Ann Arbor (Ross)- Ann Arbor, MI
  5. Harvard University- Boston, MA
  6. Columbia University, New York, NY
  7. Duke University (Fuqua)- Durham, NC (Tied with 6th)
  8. New York University (Stern)- New York, NY (Tied with 6th)
  9. University of California– Berkeley (Hass) – Berkeley, CA
  10. University of Southern California (Marshall) – Los Angeles

US News and World Report, 2010 Best Colleges Specialty Rankings:  Undergraduate business specialties: International Business

  1. University of South Carolina– Columbia, Columbia, SC
  2. New York University- New York, NY
  3. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  4. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor- Ann Arbor, MI
  5. University of Southern California- Los Angeles
  6. Georgetown University-  Washington, DC
  7. Temple University- Philadelphia, PA
  8. University of Texas–Austin- Austin, TX
  9. University of California-Berkeley
  10. University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Tied with 9th)

A plethora of online programs also exist that offer everything from MBA’s to Associate degrees to certifications.

Popular online colleges with International Business programs include :

  • University of Phoenix- DBA, MBA, BS, Associate or Certificate
  • Walden University – MBA, BS
  • Kaplan University -MBA
  • Keiser University -MBA, BA
  • Argosy- DBA, MBA, BS

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Non-degree certifications:

NASBITE (National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators) Certified Global Business Professional- Offers certification  course online with an exam taken at a designated testing center. NASBITE is comprised of in-depth studies in global business management, global marketing, supply chain management and trade management.

Various education institutions around the country such as Bryant University in Rhode Island, University of Wisconsin- La Cross and Texas Tech online work in partnership to sponsor the coursework,  which can be completed either online or in the classroom depending on the school.


International Business Specialist (IBS)

IBS is an online training and certification program that provides international business best practices, lessons and tools. The program was created by successful international business professionals to help other professionals increase their credibility and specialized knowledge within the space that may be immediately applied to corporations or fast growing small businesses.

The program is delivered through online lecture videos, an audio program, a workbook, and step-by-step screen capture tutorials and is comprised of 3 learning modules:

  1. International Business Best Practices Analysis
  2. Fundamentals of International Marketing and Product Development
  3. Industry Leading International Business Models & Processes

Learn more about IBS

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