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Frank Cavico, J.D., LL.M.
Professor of Business Law Professor Frank Cavico

”My teaching philosophy is to emphasize values and principles - legal, ethical, and social/civic - into the student's education, and then to demonstrate how those values and principles can be applied in a practical matter to resolve business controversies.”

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Master of International
Business Administration

The Master of International Business Administration (M.I.B.A.) degree offers exciting, unique, and concentrated coverage of international business and trade in a curriculum designed for global managers and entrepreneurs. The M.I.B.A. will lead you to achieve personal goals for success in the international business world, while enhancing your abilities – such as cross-cultural communication – in order to meet the increasing demand for global managers in the corporate workplace.

The M.I.B.A. program's international faculty members combine broad conceptual knowledge with hands-on experience to deliver a global program that examines complex issues relating to world trade and foreign investment decisions by the multinational enterprise and international entrepreneurs. The program attracts an international student body from around the world, creating a learning environment in which individual experiences are shared. The program places emphasis on strategic thinking, leading to the successful formulation and implementation of corporate strategies. With a core focus on the impact of globalization on decision-making, the program will educate you to become an effective leader of international business. By participating in the international study abroad capstone option you can actually visit an emerging market; previous study abroad trips have included visits to China, India, Russia, Brazil, South Africa and more.

  • Courses offered alternating weekends on the main campus and online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
  • Program begins four times annually with starts in October, January, April, and July.
  • 43 credit hours
  • Students represent an international community of learners providing their own insights into the global economy.

Total credits: 43

INB 5804 Navigating Learning Technologies  
INB 5807 Foundations of Global Business  
INB 5821 Cross Cultural Business Communication  
MKT 5235 Global Marketing  
INB 5812 International Business Law  
QNT 5160 Data Driven Decision Making  
FIN 5130 Financial Management  
INB 5822 Globalization and Emerging Markets  
INB 5827 Import/Export Principles and Practices  
ACT 5140 Accounting For Decision Makers  
FIN 5515 International Finance  
INB 5818 New International Ventures  
SCM 5410 Supply Chain Management  
MGT 5170 Applying Strategy for Managers  
International Business Experience Select from 1 of the 2 options:

1st option (2-semester sequence):
INB 5845 Preparing for International Travel Study  
INB 5846 International Field Seminar  

2nd option:
INB 5848 Strategic International Career Decisions  

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

INB 5804     Navigating Learning Technologies  (0 cr.)

Navigating Learning Technologies is required for all MIBA students. The course introduces students to NSU and the Huizenga School in three modules, The Learning Environment, Navigating Blackboard, and NSU Library Resources. Students receive information for successful achievement of academic goals and the use of technologies required in the master?s program. All modules are offered online. 0 credit, P/F course.

INB 5807     Foundations of Global Business  (3 cr.)

Fundamentals of Global Business (3 Credits): The primary objective of this course is to effectively and systematically analyze the various institutional facets of the global business environment and their effect on the operations of firms. Globalization remains one of the most criticized and visible phenomena in recent decades. What problems do managers face while trying to exploit opportunities and address challenges in the global business environment? This course examines the institutional environment of global business, trade theory particularly in the light of political relations, foreign direct investment, supranational institutions that influence trade and investment, exchange rates and monetary systems. Attention is also devoted to country analysis, political risk and contemporary issues such as off-shoring, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

INB 5821     Cross Cultural Business Communication  (3 cr.)

This course provides the theoretical and experiential framework for examining the meaning of culture in global business. By focusing on the analysis of national and organizational cultures, it aims to increase the student's awareness of cultural values and communication differences and similarities. This course facilitates student learning about diversity in a professional and ethical manner, by providing knowledge, sensitivity, and respect for the values of others, but equally important, with knowledge of and respect for their own values. Additionally, the course provides students practical means of managing cultural differences and negotiating across cultures. The course is interdisciplinary, drawing from studies of communication, anthropology, and sociology.

MKT 5235     Global Marketing  (3 cr.)

This course is an overview of the unique aspects of marketing in the global economy that provides a framework for analysis. Emphasis is placed on the development of strategies for markets in diverse cultural, political, and economic situations. It focuses on foreign market analysis, target market identification, product planning, promotion, and channels of distribution. It also discusses the complex aspects of exporting and foreign market entry-mode. Global economic, social and political events and issues are included in discussions related to formulating and adapting a global marketing strategy. Prerequisite: MKT 5125 or MKT 5070.

INB 5812     International Business Law  (3 cr.)

This course is a study of the international political, bureaucratic, and legal structures regulating and governing international trade and commerce, including multilateral and bilateral arrangements and organizations. Planning for the removal of trade barriers, methods of international contracting, and doing business abroad in the context of international legal environment will be a primary course focus. The definition and role of business ethics in national contexts is considered. Prerequisites: INB 5804 (may be taken concurrently)

QNT 5160     Data Driven Decision Making  (3 cr.)

Data is rapidly becoming one of our most important and valuable business assets. This course covers the concepts and practices of decision-making with the application of analytical methods that can leverage the value of that data. Students will gain a working knowledge of various quantitative models and techniques such as simulation, queueing and forecasting. Emphasis will be given to decisions that must be made in a real world environment where the explicit consideration of risk and uncertainty is a critical factor. Decision-making applications will include operational areas such as capacity planning, demand management, and inventory control. Prerequisites: QNTP 5000 or QNTP 5002 with a grade of B or better and FINP 5001 or FINP 5008 with a passing grade. Prerequisite courses can be no older than 5 years.

FIN 5130     Financial Management  (3 cr.)

Students will gain a working knowledge of financial management by learning to develop a systematic approach to financial analysis; to apply techniques for planning, forecasting, and managing; as well as to evaluate and recommend improvements in the organization's financial performance. Prerequisite: FINP 5001 or equivalent with a grade of B or better and prerequisite courses can be no older than 5 years.

INB 5822     Globalization and Emerging Markets  (3 cr.)

The course offers a comprehensive analysis of emerging markets including but not limited to the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). This course identifies issues germane to developing markets as they integrate into global economy. The conceptual framework used in this course covers three perspectives: multinational firms from developed countries seeking to tap into the vast potential of emerging markets; entrepreneurs and multinationals from emerging markets seeking to develop global, world-class organizations and global investors seeking to profit from opportunities in emerging markets. The course will build on previous understanding of legal, cultural, political, and other environmental differences across countries to offer insights into evaluating risk and strategy in emerging markets. Prerequisites: INB 5807.

INB 5827     Import/Export Principles and Practices  (3 cr.)

This course covers a comprehensive review and analysis of operations planning, documentation, financing, and transportation. Students learn about the role of service providers, such as freight forwarders, the importance of free trade zones, existing export regulations and control, and import tariff structures. Prerequisites: INB 5807.

ACT 5140     Accounting For Decision Makers  (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the various ways decision makers in all organizations can use accounting information. The focus is NOT to train students to produce accounting information. Rather, the focus is to train students to interpret, evaluate, and use accounting information. Accounting information can be used to support a variety of real world decisions, including evaluating an organization's financial position, planning future activities (short and long-term), motivating behavior, and evaluating performance. We will discuss both financial accounting (focusing on external users of accounting information) and managerial accounting (focusing on internal users of accounting information). We will also discuss the regulatory environment that governs financial accounting. We will discuss international accounting issues such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and transfer prices. Prerequisites: FINP 5001 or equivalent and QNTP 5000 or equivalent. Prerequisite courses can be no older than 5 years.

FIN 5515     International Finance  (3 cr.)

International Finance covers the broad scope of the international monetary system, examining financial markets and financial instruments. Investigating the interrelationship of foreign exchange operations with corporate financial management decisions leads students to understand the intricacies of finance, contiguous with international operations. Attention is paid to capital management and investment analysis in the context of risk exposure for foreign investment. Prerequisite: FIN 5130 or FIN 5080 or FIN 5805.

INB 5818     New International Ventures  (3 cr.)

New International Ventures focuses on developing students decision-making abilities to prepare to lead a new international business or corporate business expansion. Students develop a specific business idea, and then examine the market feasibility for the new venture, and the operating conditions of the international destination, including potential ethical dilemmas. The business plan is developed using market research, potential entry modes, resource allocation, financial projections, and overall strategy for new ventures. The emphasis is on developing the critical thinking ability of students to start an entrepreneurial new business internationally using the business plan model. Prerequisite: INB 5807.

SCM 5410     Supply Chain Management  (3 cr.)

Supply Chain Management encompasses the planning and management of the flow of goods, money, and information from the raw material supplier to the end customer, including activities such as sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, and logistics. It also includes coordination and collaboration with exchange partners, domestically and globally. In essence, Supply Chain Management integrates supply and demand management functions within and across companies. In this course, students will gain a working knowledge of the decisions faced by supply chain managers, as well as the concepts, strategies, processes, tools, and technologies applied to these processes and decisions.

MGT 5170     Applying Strategy for Managers  (3 cr.)

Students will integrate knowledge across the fields studied in the MBA program and apply entrepreneurial and strategic practices to organizations of varying sizes. The goal is to create value for the organization and shareholders and ensure sustainable growth. Students will use critical thinking skills to formulate, implement and evaluate strategic decisions in a dynamic, competitive, regulated, global environment. Throughout the course, students will apply strategic management concepts to real world and simulated situations and assess the effect on competitive advantage. Prerequisites: MGT 5105 or MGT 5020, and MKT 5125 or MKT 5070, and FIN 5130 or FIN 5080 or FIN 5805, and ACT 5140 or ACT 5060 or ACT 5809, and ISM 5150 or ISM 5085 or ISM 5014, and QNT 5160 or QNT 5040.

INB 5845     Preparing for International Travel Study  (1 cr.)

A companion course required of all students pursuing INB 5846. Prerequisites: INB 5807, INB 5812, INB 5821, MKT 5833, QNT 5040, INB 5822 (prerequisites may be taken concurrently with this course.) Student must be in good academic standing.

INB 5846     International Field Seminar  (3 cr.)

Designed as an optional course for the M.I.B.A. program the international seminar develops graduate students' understanding and knowledge of international business in a foreign nation. Based on the assumption that immersion in an alternative national setting is an extremely powerful method of learning, each year the course is offered in a center of foreign business. The increasing interlocking of national interests presents additional challenges and opportunities for business organizations. Corporations of all sizes face a range of challenges and decisions, which are affected by changes in free trade possibilities and common-market bloc agreements. The week-long series of seminars, held at a host educational institution, covers a broad range of topics, linked by a common focus on international strategy. Student's must complete the seminar exam and a written report on return to USA. Prerequisites: INB 5807.

INB 5848     Strategic International Career Decisions  (4 cr.)

Strategic International Career Decisions [SICD] focuses on accelerating your global career. Students engage for the week in self-exploration through discussion and exercises devoted to planning out professional career development. A range of outstanding speakers share their highly relevant and realistic experiences. Students focus on the best options for them in a supportive group setting and develop confidence for career advancement. SICD can be taken around the mid-point of the MIBA program. Prerequisites: INB 5807, INB 5812, INB 5821, MKT 5833, QNT 5040, INB 5822. Student must be in good academic standing.

Foundation Course Descriptions

For students who did not complete the required foundation courses at the undergraduate level and score the grade of 'C' or higher, these courses (or their equivalents) must be taken before or during the program. Foundation courses must be taken prior to the corresponding graduate course.

ACTP 5001     Introductory Accounting  (3 cr.)

An accelerated introductory course stressing the essential elements of accounting skills that will be used in the master's degree program. Managerial uses of accounting data and preparation of financial statements will be covered in this course. Course satisfies program prerequisite of financial accounting for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

QNTP 5002     Introductory Statistics  (3 cr.)

This course satisfies the prerequisite of statistics for master's degree programs. The concepts of statistical notation, probability are covered as well as the principles of estimation using the central limit theorem. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

ECNP 5003     Introductory Economics  (3 cr.)

This course is designed to provide the students with a solid foundation in the basic concepts of economics. The course will introduce students to the analytical approaches and methods used in the economics by applying them to examine current economic issues. The discussion will begin with an overview. The structure will follow a traditional entry level course in economics. Much of the discussion will consider markets and how they determine what is produced and how it is allocated. Also, attention will be devoted to evaluating market outcomes and thinking about remedies to problems that markets cannot solve. Also considered will be how aggregate economic activities are measured, and the role of fiscal and monetary policies in determination of national income. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

MKTP 5005     Introductory Marketing  (3 cr.)

This is a survey of the essentials of marketing. Covers the nature of marketing and its environment, selecting target markets, marketing research, customer behavior, and forecasting sales. Emphasis on marketing strategy planning. Course satisfies the program prerequisite of marketing for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

FINP 5008     Business Finance  (3 cr.)

A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.