Business Education with an International Management Focus


The mission of the Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) Program is to provide high quality business education to those who strive to become leaders in business, government and education. The MSBA program is a one-year program that builds a competency in international management coupled with a comprehensive business foundation. The MSBA program is committed to academic excellence, maintaining a collaborative learning environment, providing high quality student service and developing lifelong learning skills. Students in the MSBA program will:

  • Learn to combine knowledge and problem-solving skills in disciplines such as economics, finance, marketing, operations, management, and accounting.
  • Enhance the development of critical managerial skills in the areas of leadership, teamwork, ethics, and communication.
  • Obtain a firm understanding of international management strategy and global business operations.
  • Gain a deep appreciation for using business tools for decision making and formulating global strategy.
  • Enrich capacity to learn new concepts, think critically, and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow in a global environment.

The Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is recognized as a premier global institution for management and business leadership training. MSBA students benefit from a dynamic curriculum taught by distinguished faculty with outstanding research expertise. The Gies College of Business at Illinois leverages a worldwide network of alumni and industry connections that will benefit students throughout their careers.