International Business - Executive Format

Saint Louis University’s executive master in international business is designed for managers who want to gain significant international operations experience, increase their salaries and continue their career growth with promotions or new positions.


About the Program

Offered by SLU’s John Cook School of Business, this 21-month international business master’s program provides an exemplary mix of curriculum, professional contacts and personal development experiences that will provide you with strengthened business knowledge, expertise in international business practices and enhanced competency in international cultural issues. A two-week study abroad session gives you the opportunity to get to know new cultures through guest speakers and visits to local business, government and cultural sites. You’ll progress through the program with a cohort group that will provide you with networking contacts for years to come.

International Business Student Profile

The master of international business degree’s executive format program welcomes students who are mature professionals working in various industries, including manufacturing, research and development, finance, medicine, law and aviation.

Program Highlights

Established in 1990, the Master of International Business program, executive format, delivers an international focus for today’s dynamic global business leaders with:

  • A 21-month schedule of on-campus and virtual components
  • Intensive weekend course each semester with team emphasis
  • Two-week summer study abroad session
  • Extensive networking opportunities
Curriculum and Program Details

The 21-month international business master’s program combines on-campus and virtual classes, requiring attendance in person only one Saturday per month, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A second Saturday class per month is delivered virtually with the option to attend on campus. The program also includes a two-week study abroad session in the summer.

The courses you’ll take in the international master’s program will strengthen your business knowledge, help you acquire expertise in international business practices and enhance your competency in international cultural issues.

Faculty
  • Hadi Alhorr, Ph.D.
  • Mamoun Benmamoun, Ph.D.
  • Brad Carlson, Ph.D.
  • Jim Fisher, Ph.D.,
  • Muhammad Islam, Ph.D.
  • Morris Kalliny, Ph.D.
  • John Keithley, Ph.D.
  • Seung H. Kim, Ph.D.
  • Alireza Nasseh, Ph.D.
  • Jase Ramsey, Ph.D.
  • Nitish Singh, Ph.D.
  • Hongxin (John) Zhao, Ph.D.
Careers
Salaries and bonus packages of recent graduates increased by 17.2 percent from program start to program end, according to 3,212 students from 102 programs who participated in the Executive MBA Council’s 2012 Student Exit Benchmarking Survey. In addition, 37 percent of students reported receiving promotions during their time in the program. Our class of 2013 students all received promotions and new positions after graduating.
Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are several sources of aid that can help further your opportunity for success through the program.

Students accepted into the Executive Master in International Business program may be eligible for federal student loans. To qualify,you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Saint Louis University’s Code is: #002506.

Admitted students can also be considered for partial Boeing Institute scholarships. Please email your request for partial scholarship funds to emib@slu.edu.

Contact SLU’s Student Financial Services with any questions about scholarships or financial aid.

Applicant Criteria

To be accepted into Saint Louis University’s EMIB program at the John Cook School of Business, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience or completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  • Applicants with extensive professional experience may be evaluated on past professional accomplishments.
  • Availability to attend classes every-other Saturday.

While we encourage everyone with an interest to apply, students in SLU’s Master of International Business program often have the following traits in common:

  • Executive students are typically well-established in their careers and generally possess between 10 to 15 years of professional experience.
  • Executive students already possess core competencies and wish to add a global business expertise to their professional portfolio.
  • Students come from widely diverse backgrounds and represent a broad range of managerial and administrative levels as well as a wide variety of industries.
  • Many students already hold an advanced degree in medicine, law, aviation, engineering or management information systems.  

To complete your application, you’ll need:

Application Requirements
Transcript(s)
GMAT scores
Résumé
Professional goal statement

Accreditation

Accredited by AACSB

Saint Louis University’s graduate international business program is accredited by the AACSB, the premier accrediting body of business schools. The program also was ranked No. 12 nationally by U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2017.