The IBR field is concerned broadly with the management of the business enterprise in a multinational context. It encompasses theoretical, technical and practical analyses of manufacturing, trading, service and financial firms, which may be operating at different stages of their internationalization process. International management builds on a thorough understanding of the firm’s broader socio-political, socioeconomic, and industry-specific environments. Within the firm idiosyncratic setting, international management also requires an integrated understanding of accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship production and logistics, and strategic management.
The IBR field offers a comprehensive coverage of the sociopolitical, socio-economic, and industry-specific contextual environments while providing a rigorous training in core functional disciplines such as accounting, finance, strategic management and marketing. Students taking the International Business Relations field are required to complete four course credits. Note: MIB students are not permitted to offer International Business Relations Field of Study to satisfy one of their field requirements.