What You Need To Know About Doing An MBA in International Business

Today, more and more businesses are going global. No wonder that MBA aspirants are keen on specializing in International Business. An MBA in International Business exposes you to the knowledge and training you will need to manage a business on an international level.

If you want to establish yourself globally then pursuing an MBA in International Business from one of the top business schools in India is the way to go. The programme covers major economic and business subjects to provide you with an understanding of the vastness of international business. The major topics covered in this programme are Business Communication & Negotiation Skills, Economic & Management Decisions, Financial Management, Industry Visits, International Marketing Management, Global Economic Environment, International Business Strategy and Negotiations etc.

Usually, the first two semesters students learn the fundamentals of business such as finance, marketing, and human resources so that students gain basic knowledge about how any business works. The last two semesters focus on the specialization (International Business) and students have to complete an internship research project in any field of International Business.

After you complete 2 years of studying International Business, you can join domestic and international organizations that are on the lookout for MBA graduates. Since the international market is expanding there is unlimited scope for international and export firms.

You can be a part of an organization in various sectors:

1] Financial Institutions
2] Banking Sector
3] Hospitality Industry
4] Travel Industry
5] Security Firms
6] Export Houses

Organizations look to recruit International Business graduates into the following positions:

1] Export managers and executives
2] International business consultant
3] Consultant
4] International Business Development Manager
5] International Marketing Manager
6] International Finance Manager
7] Global Business Manager
8] Export coordinator
9] Account Manager
10] Brand Manager
11] Management Consultant
12] Marketing Manager
13] Project Managers
14] Material Manager
15] Supplier Manager
16] Investment Banking Manager

Top recruiters for students with an MBA in International Business are:

1] McKinsey & Company
2] Boston Consulting Group
3] Bain & Company
4] Merrill Lynch & Co
5] Deloitte Consulting LLP
6] Lehman Brothers
7] JP Morgan Chase & Co
8] Goldman, Sachs & Co
9] Citi
10] Booz & Company
11] Accenture
12] Johnson & Johnson
13] Credit Suisse
14] Deutsche Bank
15] Morgan Stanley
16] UBS
17] Bank of America
18] Microsoft Corporation

Since doing an MBA requires candidates to appear for an entrance exam, you will need to clear one of the may entrance test like CAT, XAT, SNAP among others. The exams you choose to appear in depends on the business school you want to enrol in. For instance, if you want to be apart of the Symbiosis Institute of International Business, then you will need to clear SNAP exam 2018.

Let’s look at the eligibility criteria for most MBA entrance exam:

You must have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks to qualify for most MBA entrance exam.

You can also apply for the entrance test if you are in your final year of bachelors and submit your final mark sheet before class begins.

If you are shortlisted after an MBA entrance exam, you will need to clear other rounds like group discussion, personal interview and written English exams.

There is no age limit to apply for an MBA in International Business

There you have it, everything you need to know about pursuing an MBA in International Business. Don’t forget to register for the upcoming entrance exam for MBA in India. Best of luck!

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