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Our MBA concentration in international business immerses you in the micro- and macroeconomic topics that are critical to a broad understanding of today’s global economic environment and the role of governments and institutions as economic agents.

In our flexible curriculum, you’ll explore questions at the heart of the global economy: How are exchange rates determined? Why do some countries grow faster than others? What are the risks of conducting business in an emerging market? Your insights into these and other important questions will propel your career in an international environment.

Choose Your Courses

Customize your MBA education with a concentration in international business by choosing at least three courses in this discipline. Here are just a few of the options.

To see more international business courses, visit our course catalog and search by concentration area for your program of interest.

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Our Distinguished Faculty in This Area

At Chicago Booth, you’ll study with international business faculty who conduct groundbreaking research, consult with governmental agencies and companies around the world, and share their expertise regarding the impact of financial policy on the domestic and global business environment.

Jonathan Dingel

Jonathan Dingel

Associate Professor of Economics and James S. Kemper Foundation Faculty Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar

Anil Kashyap

Anil Kashyap

Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance

Brent Neiman

Brent Neiman

Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and William Ladany Faculty Scholar

Spotlight on Research

Chicago Booth Review and other publications regularly feature the research of Chicago Booth scholars.

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Why We Need to Strengthen Communities

Chicago Booth’s Raghuram G. Rajan explains the argument, laid out in his 2019 book The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind, that the weakening of communities has created a societal imbalance.

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Learn from Industry Experts

Faculty members at Booth are connected to some of the most important leaders across industry. Our faculty regularly invite these leading practitioners and influencers to speak to students in the Booth classroom, providing you with greater access to learn, network, and grow.

Our Research Centers

Chicago Booth MBA students have access to several interdisciplinary centers that fund faculty research, host workshops and conferences, and foster a strong research community.

Initiative on Global Markets
The IGM supports and disseminates cutting-edge research on markets and institutions worldwide. The IGM’s Economic Experts Panels provide the latest insights into pressing questions about business and financial markets.

Beyond the Classroom

Develop your skills, meet new people, and build a dynamic global network. As an MBA student in international business at Booth, you’ll have many opportunities to get involved in student groups, competitions, and other activities.

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Explore Part-Time Groups

Pursue your interests and expand your network by joining a student-led group for Part-Time MBA students.

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Participate in a Competition

Test your theories and gain valuable experience in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions on campus and around the globe.


Take a Global View

Learn how our international programs and study abroad opportunities will expand your horizons and prepare you to succeed.

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Economic Outlook

This annual event provides a forum for our pathbreaking thought leaders to confront the future, evaluate emerging trends, and share key insights that help reframe our understanding of the world to come.