Courses and Curriculum


The curriculum is designed to provide students with international business acumen. The MIB program is designed to be one-year. However, it is possible to take a lighter course load and complete the program in 1.5 or 2 years. Upon completion of the required curriculum, students are awarded a Master of International Business.

  • 30 credit hours (14 core credits and 16 elective credits)
  • Classes are intense, fast moving and taught in shortened 8-week modules.
  • A 2-credit course meets two times per week for 100 minutes each meeting time.
  • Most courses require teamwork and group projects, so the ability to work well and communicate with others is a key to success in the program. The teamwork structure presents a microcosm of the workplace and allows students to practice their interpersonal skills along with their newly found knowledge in a hands-on fashion.

Core Courses

14 credits required:

  • GEB 5212 Professional Writing
  • GEB 5215 Professional Communication
  • GEB 6366: Fundamentals of International Business
  • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management
  • ECO 5715 Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • FIN 6638 International Finance
  • GEB 6930 Global Immersion Experience
  • MAN 6900 Capstone Project

Elective Courses

16 credits: All courses on the MIB course schedule have been approved to count as electives.


Curriculum

Spring Module 3 (early January – early March):

  • GEB 5212 Professional Writing (1 credit)
  • GEB 5215 Professional Communication (1 credit)
  • GEB 6366 Fundamentals of International Business (2 credits)
  • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management (2 credits)

Spring Module 4 (mid-March to early May):

  • ECO 5715 Open Economy Macroeconomics (2 credits)
  • FIN 6638 International Finance (2 credits)
  • Graduate Business Elective* (2 credits)

Spring “Extended” (early May):

  • GEB 6930 Global Immersion Experience (GIE) (2 credits)

Summer and/or Fall:

  • Graduate Business Elective(s)* (14 credits)

Graduating Term:

  • MAN 6900 Capstone Project (2 credits)
Total Credits: 30

*Average credit load per module is 6 credits (3 classes). Electives can be taken at UF and/or abroad during Summer or Fall. A maximum of 12 credits can be earned abroad. Professional courses (e.g. LAW) cannot count toward MIB unless student is earning joint degrees concurrently (MIB and a professional degree – JD, MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD).

Elective course offering varies from year to year. Refer to live schedule for up-to-date course offering.

Summer B (late June – early August):

  • GEB 5212 Professional Writing (1 credit)
  • GEB 5215 Professional Communication (1 credit)
  • GEB 6366 Fundamentals of International Business (2 credits)
  • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management (2 credits)

Fall Module 1 (late August – mid-October):

  • Graduate Business Elective* (2 credits)
  • Graduate Business Elective* (2 credits)
  • Graduate Business Elective* (2 credits)

Fall Break (mid-October):

  • GEB 6930 Global Immersion Experience (GIE) (2 credits)

Fall Module 2 (mid-October to mid-December):

  • ECO 5715 Open Economy Macroeconomics (2 credits)
  • FIN 6638 International Finance (2 credits)

Spring Modules 3 & 4 (January – early March & mid-March – early May):

  • Graduate Business Elective(s)* (10 credits)

Graduating Term:

  • MAN 6900 Capstone Project (2 credits)
Total Credits: 30

*Average credit load per module is 6 credits (3 classes). Electives can be completed at UF in Fall & Spring and/or abroad (Spring or Summer). A maximum of 12 credits can be earned abroad. Professional courses (e.g. LAW) cannot count toward MIB unless student is earning joint degrees concurrently (MIB and a professional degree – JD, MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD).

Elective course offering varies from year to year. Refer to live schedule for up-to-date course offering.

Fall Module 1 (late August – mid-October):

  • GEB 5212 Professional Writing (or GEB 5215) (1 credit)
  • GEB 6366 Fundamentals of International Business (2 credits)
  • MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management (2 credits)
  • Graduate Business Elective* (2 credits)

Fall Break (mid-October):

  • GEB 6930 Global Immersion Experience (GIE) (2 credits)

Fall Module 2 (late October – mid-December):

  • GEB 5215 Professional Communication (or GEB 5212) (1 credit)
  • ECO 5715 Open Economy Macroeconomics (2 credits)
  • FIN 6638 International Finance (2 credits)
  • Graduate Business Elective* (2 credits)

Spring Modules 3 & 4 (January – early March & mid-March – early May):

  • Graduate Business Elective(s)* (12 credits)

Graduating Term:

  • MAN 6900 Capstone Project (2 credits)
Total Credits: 30

*Average credit load per module is 6 credits (3 classes). Electives can be completed at UF and/or abroad in Spring or Summer. A maximum of 12 credits can be earned abroad. Professional courses (e.g. LAW) cannot count toward MIB unless student is earning joint degrees concurrently (MIB and a professional degree – JD, MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD).

Elective course offering varies from year to year. Refer to live schedule for up-to-date course offering.


Combined Degree Course Information

Students wishing to double count courses to both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees may use graduate courses to substitute for undergraduate major requirements, restricted elective requirements and general elective requirements.