MBA in International Business


Let’s discuss about the “International Business”.

Today, every business is going to expand itself in International market. It is the age of competition and everyone is trying to adopt the money-making technique. To recognize yourself in International market is one of the factors that show you are in a race.

Many industries and organization are hiring the Graduates of “International Business” to represent their company and business with sound and practical knowledge.

“The International Business focuses on the understanding of the behavior and planning of international operations”.

International means no restrictions of boundaries. If you are working with an International unit, you will have to go anytime anywhere in the world.

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MBA in International Business is a postgraduate programme which equips the students with the sufficient knowledge and training for the all needed basic knowledge of International Business.

MBA in International Business is one of the popular specialization in management education. Another factor that has contributed to popularity of MBA in IB is that candidates with this degree are flavoured by the multi national companies.

It is a degree designed to develop the resources and capability of managers in the global economy. The academic education has been initiated in the year 1946 in America by the American Institute of Foreign Trade.

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In today’s world we all are aware of the fact that need/demand of MBA degree holders is increasing day by day. So, the scope of MBA in international business is very much demanding and vast. After completing this degree, you can join various enterprises or firms anywhere. MBA is a perfect course for running your business. You can also find unlimited jobs in this field.

Course Curriculum

In the course curriculum of the MBA in International Business, the students are taught about the; procedure and documentation involved in export and import, methods of approaching customers in foreign countries, currency conversation & fluctuation, raising capital from international market and distribution market.

In the first year, the students know about the basic knowledge of general management with international business. In the second year the students can go for choosing the specialization in the area of finance, marketing, supply chain management with the emphasis of international business.

An MBA in IB is 2 years full-time or part-time or through distance education programme. It is offered by the various institutions in and out of the country.

It has the following course feature:

  • Export and Import Management
  • International Marketing
  • Foreign Exchange Management
  • International Finance
  • International Logistics


  • You must hold the bachelor’s degree minimum of 3 years duration in any of the disciplines & score at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • You can join this course after completing your UG degree in B.Tech/ B.Arch, medical, arts, humanities and science.
  • For this course of study, you have to clear entrance exam+ GD (Group Discussion) + PI (Personal Interview).
  • There is no age limit to apply for this course.
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply only if they submit the proof of required qualification before the commencement of the session.


The student must have to appear the entrance test such as MAT 2024/ CAT 2024/ XAT 2024 or ATMA 2024 before to get the admission in MBA with any specialization.

After qualifying the entrance exam, students will be called for a second round which includes group discussion and personal interview.

Yes, you can do the MBA in IB through the distance learning education programme. Some of the universities conducts the entrance exams. Sikkim Manipal University and Indira Gandhi National Open University are offering the distance MBA programme. The IGNOU offers admission in MBA courses in various specialisations. Till last year, the University conducted OPENMAT but now its cancelled. Students get admission based on qualifying exam scores (UG scores).

Colleges offered MBA in IB:

Jobs & Career

International Business is one such career progarmme which offers ample scope for career in international & transnational corporations.

With the huge growth of international business, the demand for individuals increased with an understanding of global markets & in-depth knowledge.

A student having the degree in international business can be a part of private and government sectors. This specialization provides the great opportunity to work in a global market and across the world.

The MBA in IB person can join the international market department of the companies, international placement offices, import and export departments of companies, global shipping companies, global tourism sector, international consultancy firms and international logistics & courier companies.

There are lots of job opportunities not in India but also in abroad. You can also work in financial institutions, banking sector, securities firms, hospitality & travel and tourism industry.

You job titles of this career prospective are:

  • Export managers and executives
  • International business consultant
  • Consultant
  • International Business Development Manager
  • International Marketing Manager
  • International Finance Manager
  • Global Business Manager
  • Export coordinator
  • Account Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Project Managers
  • Material Manager
  • Supplier Manager
  • Investment Banking Manager


This field has a good opportunity to get the handsome salaries. It has a more opportunity to get a career in abroad and get the salary in foreign currency.

A postgraduate in international business from a reputed institution can get the initial salary offered range from 5 lakh to 12 lakh per annum and the designation will be as a management trainee.


The top recruiters of the MBA in IB are as the following:

  • McKinsey & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bain & Company
  • Merrill Lynch & Co
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Lehman Brothers
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co
  • Citi
  • Booz & Company
  • Accenture
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS
  • Bank of America
  • Microsoft Corporation

Books & Study Material

Below, we are providing some books which will help you to study about MBA in International Business:

  • MBA Fundamentals International Business Paperback by Rajesh Lyer
  • MBA Fundamentals Business law by Ellen K. Curry
  • Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The Real Secret to Success by Paul Polman
  • Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift by Inge Thulin
  • The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin

If you have any query about MBA in International Business, you can ask your query below.


  1. I’m confused which course should I select to get better salary and good job opportunities.

  2. Sir,
    I am presently pursuing my engg).I have a dream of pursuing MBA .so shall I opt for IB since most of the Chem engg related companies are abroad or shall I just opt for the oil and gas management ..please do suggest your opinion

    1. Both fields are good, but as you are from chemical branch, i suggest you to go for oil and gas management, which is related to ur field, whereas IB, is a broad business field and not provide any specialization that u will be getting in Oil and Gas Mgmt.

  3. I have finished automobile engineering and i want to do MBA,which stream is good in MBA. IB,HR or any ,please help me i am confused????

  4. hi i am into recruitments right now and want to persue pgdm in ib. what can be the scope of hr and ib??

    1. The scope of HR and IB is good, you will have opportunities ahead and good chances of getting promotion.

  5. Sir
    I coplete my gradution from calicut i am looking for MBA in international business.) from a Mnanagement school providing a courese nameing MBSI same as MBA in internationl business.i want to know the scope of the course


    Shajin sm

    1. MBA IB is a good career option, you can pursue it from their, but do check the previous placement stats of the said college.

  6. hi… I completed my engineering in IT sector. But i stared working in marketing & sales for a comapany. Currently i am working for an FMCG sector as marketing & sales manager.In total I have an experience of 3 years.I will be pursuing my Executive MBA from a reputed university in lucknow.

    1: what is the scope of doing executive mba from a reputed university?
    2: which course i should adopt marketing or International bussiness?
    3: After my completion of Mba in IB will i be getting jobs in fmcg sector..because i want to work in this sector only.

    1. yes it is a good option for you, since you have got 3 years experienced in this field, and after completing this courses you will have have good chances of getting promotion.

  7. Hi,
    I complete my 1st year of MBA regular in gujarat technological university I have to choose specialization subjects.. So m going to select Ib…will I able to work in hr, finance and marketing department of company after this? Is there any boundaries for job in any department after this?

  8. hiii I am a defence personal. I want to do MBA in IB as correspondence course. Please guide me. Which university is the best for the course and about carrier. Thanks sir.

  9. hiii I am a defence personal. I want to do MBA in IB as correspondence course. Please guide me. Which university is the best for the course and about carrier. Thanks.

    1. there are so many best universities but you would have to do the distance course and lfor that you may go for the best distance education universities like IGNOU, SMU, etc.

  10. Hi….
    I hv jst completed my 10 board exam and our provisional sec. Hv been alloted to us. I hv been provided with bio, also i hv taken addmission in a reputed institute for biology but, now i am attracted towards management. Can u tell me what should i do??

    1. Just focus on one thing first, if you want to pursue medical than go with it and never look back…and start working hard. The management education can be pursued after graduation.

  11. SIR I WANTED TO KNOW THAT WHAT WILL BE THE FEES STRUCTURE FOR DOIN MBA IB from a top university in mumbai or in ahemdabad

  12. Greetings of the day!
    I have done my graduation in french language. Presently m teaching french in school n English in private institutionas. Would u help me to decide whether to go for HR or IB?

  13. Greetings of the day!
    I have done my graduation in french language. Presently m teaching french in school n English in private institution. Would u help me to decide whether to go for HR or I?

  14. hi
    i am from kashmir
    i have completed my recently now i am interested in doing m.b.a.i am also working as an employee presently in education i cant complete mba through regular mode.i have to go for distance i.e. ignou…is it valuable to complete my mba through distance(ignou)..and i should i go which field marketing,finance etc etc…will i get a decent job kindly suggest……….

  15. Hello Sir,

    I have done my bachelor’s in biotechnology. Now I want to go for MBA but confused about the specialization.
    Which field of MBA has a better scope when International business and HR is concerned?

    1. Both the specialization you’ve mentioned are good, If you wish to go abroad then IB is good and HR is also a good branch as lots of job opportunities are available in this field.

      1. Most people r saying like its waste of doing part time as a fresher , being new into IT field, can u suggest me which domain il b best

      2. wats ur suggestion for a fresher lik me sir, whether part time values or full time in IB??

      3. For a fresher full time course is best…as you will learn many things by attending the classes.

  16. Hi sir need your advice,
    I had finished my B.Tech IT,
    Currently am a trainee in an IT company, but am attracted towards MBA(IB), I jus wanna do the degree in part time only so can you plz suggest me which is better , MBA(IB) or PGDM(IB),or u can also say me which dept il be scopefull , am confused

  17. hello, i am venkat, presently i am working exports dept, I wanted to do MBA in International business in distance. is it better to do in distance program or in regular program. please suggest me. I have been searching many sites to get answer for it.

    1. MBA regular is always preferred over distance, but in your case you are currently working so it will be better if you go for distance. The other option for you is to prepare for the exams like CAT, XAT, MAT and then go for MBA (regular)from a good college.

  18. Helo sir,
    I cmplted my 12th(mpc) for this year. Since, i’m from middle class nd i’m totally confused that i need a good salary job oriented course. Plz help me as much as possible. It’s much imprtnt fr me plz sir.

  19. Currently I’m working as a senior merchandiser in a buying house. now I want to do MBA ib. Will it help my carrier???

  20. I dnt like accounts much..n in hrm i m scared about the theory..i am looking for practical exposure in hrm..n plzz guide me for finance…

    1. Regular is full time course, in which you have to attend the classes…on the correspondence or distance you have to just give the examination..

  21. I am going to take ib and hrm both as dual specialization in pgdm.can I get opportunities in abroad and what type of roles I vil get? And in which sectors I vil get the job plz tell me

  22. hi . currently I am working as marketing executive in yarn exports. which MBA should I choose . MBA in marketing or IB.

  23. hi am rishabh, i am in BBA sem6 with specialization in marketig. I want selest IB trade in MBA. Please suggest me a suitable stream in MBA.

  24. Respected sir,
    I am right now in sem4 of my BMS and after this I want to persue for MBA m not good at the entrance exams but m good at gd pi and interaction with public I am also good at building relations pls help me out with which specialization in MBA I can get a good salary and job opportunity and can pursue my career with opportunity of working overseas

  25. Hi,
    I got admission in IPE Hyderabad (PGDM in International Business). Program commences by June 2015. I am an electronics and engineering graduate with 2.2 years of experience in IT industry. Can I expect a good career after doing MBA in International business?

    1. Yeah sure, IB degree may help you in your career promotions and also it may play a vital role in want to to work abroad in future.

  26. Hello Sir,
    I am planning to pursue my further education in PGDBA in International business from NZ. As I already have 3 years of Exp in animation field as a production coordinator and had a BCA degree.I am still confused regarding the selection of course from IB, logistics , operations and finance.
    Which will be the best suitable option for future.
    I am interested in IB an Logistics.
    Please Help?

  27. yes sir i have seen that but i am at present doing ma final semester in B.E mech engg. so after that i would like to do MBA in that terms can u suggest me a suitable stream in MBA coz am really confused here only few months to start MBA class with in that i need to get admission in a college. i have taken mat exam. can u guide me in this situation sir pls..

  28. Dear Hanif sir, I have Done My BCom and I have joined recently in Amazon as System Analyst. What will be the career growth in MBA International Business. Please Enlighten me shall I do it by Corresponding or regular. And please help me with the college also. And. It would be great if I get ur contact details. Love and Regards KUMAR Bhanu

    1. Regular is best than the correspondence but as you are working now then you must go with correspondence and scope is best in IB.

  29. Sir,
    I know both the field are good.. MBA hr and ib.. But in which field I may get a good job with good income!??

    1. There are various courses and career options we have listed in our website, choose the one in which you are interested..

  30. hai sir am at present doing B.E in mechanical engineering, and after this i want to do mba so can u pls suggest me which stream should will suits me .

  31. Sir I have done B.Tech in ECE . Now I’m doing my family business .I’m planning to do MBA . please suggest me best MBA stream which is best if I’ll join my family business or either if I want to do job after MBA which one is the best stream for me.

      1. Factory of manufacturing KATHA(catehu) the main ingredient of pan masala and we have BRICK KILN.

  32. Mohit Sir,
    I have done MBA in IB but could not get able to find good company from where I can Start my Career In International Business. Kindly Suggests me which sector(DEPARTMENT) is better scope in International Business in India and Outside India .

    1. There are many sector like IT, logistics, retail, manufacturing, first of all search for a job in the field where you are interested, have some experience under your belt. Every big companies operates in multiple nations and therefore you may get a chance to work internationally if you have good experience and expertise in a particular field.

  33. Sir,
    Im doing my 3rd year in corres.. n i wanna do mba after ds.. but confused in which field shud i go whether hr or ib or any other stream where i can expect good salary ..??

    1. see in which field you are interested, IB deals with international buss, whereas HR professional are requred by every organization. Both field are good and have huge opportunities ahead.

  34. hlo sir.. i m 12th commerce student…n want to make career by doing mba in international business…kindly tell me which bachelor degree should i take….plz provide information abt various alternatives present before me..

  35. Hi,

    I have 6 years of experience in Export and Import from supervisor level to assistant manager 3 years full time before pursuing graduation and 3 years after graduation. Shall I go for MBA IB from top rated Universities in UK and what is my career prospect after that?

    1. after MBA, you may shine you profile and as you told that you have experience in export and import then MBA IB will really effect your career.

    2. Hey Sidhartha I m also doing grad frm open and I also want to join export house.I want to know does it have a good scope in future and will it affect my studies.

  36. hi i am vikash my current profile is export-import documentation executive in shipping co.i want to do mba in IB but dont want to leave my job. distance MBA is better or not

  37. hey i m vikash and i am working in shipping co. as a export-import documentation executive and i want to start MBA IN (IB). is this best option for me

  38. Hi sir
    I have completed my MBA in IB
    As of now i am working with a courier comapany which is an MNC,but its an Operation process.I want to work in a profile according to my studies.I am kind of confused & have no idea to start of my career as there is no source of guidance for me.I want to make a career in International please do guide me

    1. Stay connected with some of the job portals and register yourself with them. They will provide you the updates of some career requirement according your profile. get the best preparation for the interviews and connect to the recruiters.

    1. MBA (IB) course After B.Pharma is sound unmatched. if you wish to do the MBA then go for the stream hospital management.

  39. hi every one I am getting graduate in 2016 and I want to pursue Mba but iam confused to pursue Mba in which stream and which stream is paid highest

  40. Hey I wana know that I am law graduate from ip university and wana go for MBA option so which will b beneficial IB or HR Wats the scope.

    1. IB has great scope and so HR, both are good it depends upon your interest, In IB you may work internationally with forign companies, this field offers much more exposure and learn internationally field.

  41. Hi , I work in a govt bank as an asst manager for the past 5 years. Now am pursuing MBA in distance. Now its time to choose my specialisation. I have plans to do Internation business. Pls tell me the scope of it relating to my banking field and experience. Pls guide.

  42. I completed my graduation in BBI in 2012,Now want go for Part time MBA (IB), i m totally fresher, can i get any good opportunity in good company after completion of MBA?

  43. Assalamu Alaikum Sir
    I have 1+ years experience in IT-sales and also doing MBA-Internation Business in Madras University now i planed to move logistic company is this good for my career please give me a better reply

  44. Sir ji,Kindly reply it So that I can do something.At present I am so puzzeled due to market scenario where so many MBA’s wondering for job with there degree’s.

    1. you can Prepare for the MAT and CAT examination and choose the right institute, and surely you will have better career ahead.

  45. Thank you sir for a guidance.Is it compulsory to do some course in digital marketing for more preference or if it is ,Sir kindly suggests some good institute for Digital Marketing Course in Delhi???

  46. Sir I am pursuing MBA major in marketing and minor in international business.As there are so many field in marketing like market research analyst, advertising marketing,brand marketing ,retail marketing, Digital(online)marketing and telemarketing but I unable to choose which field is better at present and have more scope in coming years.Kindly suggests me.

  47. I have PG Diploma in Marketing and now I am pursuing MBA in IB, which sector is beneficial for me.

    Now, I am working in EPC company its a engineering company. But my future growth is not here. Suggest me …

    1. Depends on your interest. IB is also based on the foreign market and relative affairs. MBA in IB is one of the growing career these days.

  48. Hi Hanif,

    I read the post & all the comments. Loved the way you have included all the essential details in your post.

    I started my MBA through distance learning fRom IMT Ghaziabad. My 3rd Sem exams are going on & I have to choose a specialization next Sem.

    I actually did my graduation in BCA, & gave a year’s gap because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do MCA(& did Cisco certification courses to keep myself indulged, CCNA & CCNP). When i started MBA I had already joined my father’s business, & I’m currently helping my elder brother with his business. I had thought that maybe this is what i wanted to do all along.

    But lately I have been reading about MBA in Marketing, HR & IB as these are the fields that I feel I’ll be good in.

    Please guide which field shall be more fruitful for me, & if distance learning will actually hold a good value in my CV considering my background.

    Best Regards
    Jasdeep Singh

  49. Sir I want to do mba ib from distance education can u tell me it is good or not….and can I get good jobs by doing mba from distance

  50. i have done MBA in Intl. Buss. having background in IT security. first gain experience and then demand is automatically generated for you.

  51. dear sir,
    currently am working in a Berger paints as a area sales manager.i have 3 years experience in Berger and now i want to job in abroad.then how is the job opportunity in abroad if i doing mba in ib

    1. There are ample job opportunities in international business, as you have mentioned you have 3 yrs work experience, which is good for your profile, but it is better if you do the above mentioned course from the reputed institute, or you can also pursue this course through correspondence.

  52. Hi,
    I am Law graduate and working in one of the leading pharma company as Legal Associate. Now I want to pursue MBA in International
    Business through distance mode as I can’t go for regular leaving job. So, Is it fruitful for me doing MBA in IB?

    1. yes it will be off course. MBA in IB covers all aspects including finance, accounts, commercial aspects and planning. it will sure give you more benefit.

      1. Yes it will be continue in my course MBA and completed by computer application it will sure give you more benefit.

  53. HI, I have IT experience of around 6 years and now am planning for MBA in IB. Is this will help me to grow up in my future career?

    1. of course, there are several IT profile’s in international business and after completing your MBA you can hold the management post in such IT profiles. An education always gives you the opportunities.

      1. Thanks for ur prompt response, But I am looking from a distance institution. Is this will make valuable with an IT experience?

      2. hey karan,
        i agree that the distance education use to be considered as less potential than the regular courses in our job market. will be OK if you go for the regular. but i can suggest you the option that you may get the IB from distance and can continue your work in IT or you may choose an MBA in IT field which will suit to your working profile.

      3. Am interested in IB want to move into international business management. From Core technical I want to change to Semi technical. Thats what I am looking for.

  54. hi i am persuing in mba 1 yr and i want to build my career in mba (ib) so any suggession any advice always welcome

    1. MBA in IB is a great career option for those who want to enter in the International Business field, this field is quite challenging and you may find a job in foreign country, but you must have excellent communication skills and excellent leadership qualities.

  55. Well briefed info for program aspirants! I’m too pursuing this course from a reputed university. There are ample of opportunities for the MBA IB professionals and that’s why I opted for this course.

  56. Hi this is bal bahadur, my current profile is export coordination and i,m pursuing mba ib from annamlai university before i complete this course what kind of job i can get in international business.

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