MBA in Doing Business Across the World

Earn your MBA with a specialization

Make your CV stand out from other MBA graduates. Specialize in hot topics like international business, cultural awareness, and global markets.

Duration

Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months, but flexibly paced. The faster you finish, the more money you’ll save.

Effort

15-20 hours per week which fits into your work schedule so you can earn while you learn. 

Format

Learner-centric, mission driven, 100% online, offering a next-generation learning experience. 

Cost

Doing global business: your courses

When you take a Nexford MBA with a Specialization in Doing Business Across the World, you’ll need to complete three specialized courses in addition to 10 core MBA courses. You’ll learn skills based on the latest employer needs and market trends – this is what we call our Workplace Alignment Model – our curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills you need and employers are looking for.

  • DBW6300 Doing Business in India

    3 course credits

    Doing Business in India provides learners with an overview of the current and emerging business landscape within the region, including the largest and fastest growing industries, workforce, regulation, and public and private investment.

    You’ll develop skills for analyzing business opportunities within India and design strategies for starting, sustaining, or growing a business within the region. You’ll also become fluent in concepts of business, modern history, and culture within the region in order to navigate complex interactions for a variety of business opportunities.

  • DBW6350 Doing Business in China

    3 course credits

    Doing Business in China provides learners with an overview of the current and emerging business landscape within the region, including the largest and fastest growing industries, workforces, regulations, and public and private investments.

    You’ll develop skills for analyzing business opportunities within China and design strategies for starting, sustaining, or growing a business within the region. You'll also become fluent in concepts of business, modern history, and culture within the region in order to navigate complex interactions for a variety of business opportunities.

  • DBW6450 Doing Business in Sub Saharan Africa

    3 course credits

    Doing Business in Sub Saharan Africa provides learners with an overview of the current and emerging business landscape within the region, including the largest and fastest growing industries, workforce, regulation, and public and private investment.

    You’ll develop skills for analyzing business opportunities within Sub Saharan Africa and design strategies for starting, sustaining, or growing a business within Sub Saharan Africa. You’ll also become fluent in concepts of business, modern history, and culture within the region in order to navigate complex interactions for a variety of business opportunities.

Key Skills

Business strategyHR managementFinancial planningRisk management

Raise your cultural IQ

  • Apply international and cultural awareness in a business context and show that you’re more than a generalist
  • Master MBA-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world with hard skills like digital fluency and business analysis
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 94% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 80+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning

Build job-ready skills

94% of our learners gained valuable skills at work

A Nexford MBA is designed for experienced professionals like you. Whether you’re pivoting roles, accelerating in the career you already have, or launching a startup, you’ll learn how to succeed in modern, global business. To build our programs, we analyzed 30 million jobs and surveyed industry leaders – including those from Microsoft, Citibank, and Unilever.

  • Analyze the business environment within multiple countries including their traditions, systems, and society
  • Formulate sustainable practices for the global environment that are informed by current issues in diversity and cultural awareness
  • Evaluate current conditions and complexities in multiple countries to navigate complex business challenges and opportunities across borders
  • Create a business case for international business or a venture through partnerships originating in the local country

Here are some examples of the work you'll be doing within this MBA specialization:

Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow

How you learn

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. The courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google. Plus, you get a Microsoft 365 license at no extra cost.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Upon graduation, you’ll walk away with a specialization certificate on top of your MBA diploma. Plus, after you graduate, you can even top up your degree up with another specialization – that's two specializations and an MBA degree!

How to apply

We’re no ordinary university! We make things simple so you can focus on what’s important: your goals! At Nexford, you can start learning straight away and send us your documents later (in exceptional circumstances). If you’re unable to immediately provide us with your transcript or diploma, you can just upload your government-issued ID and pay your application fee.

What happens next? After your first course starts, you’ll have 60 days to send us your missing information, such as a diploma or grade transcript. Please take advantage of our English test (at no cost), and achieve the minimum score outlined in our admission requirements.

  • We need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in a business-related field with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript.
  • To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University graduate programs, you’ll need to provide one of these:
    1. An official transcript from a college or university
    2. A minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years

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How much it costs

At Nexford, you can earn an MBA with a Specialization in Doing Business Across the World for as little as $160 per month. We adjust fees to your local market, meaning a low monthly fee for a quality program.

Pay as you go, month by month. There’s no upfront cost, and you can cancel any time.

Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months. Fixed monthly tuition means the faster you go, the less you pay.

Check our tuition page to see how much you’ll pay per month for your MBA.

Lack of education is the root cause of most global challenges. We need a new approach. Nexford is one of the most affordable American universities in the world. We’re not ordinary.

Doing Business Across the World: your career options

Every day across the globe, Nexford learners proudly share their digital badges, certificates, and alumni status on LinkedIn, applying what they’ve learned. Here are some potential career routes if you take this specialization.