International MBA - One-Year Program

Business that shapes the world.

The International MBA (IMBA) is ideal for professionals interested in strengthening their global business skills and propelling their careers forward. The one-year program starts at the University of San Diego’s Madrid Center, located a few blocks away from Retiro Park and the Prado Museum. An economic, cultural and political hub of Europe, Madrid is the perfect place to begin your journey in international business education.

Focusing on current business issues in Europe, you will learn about global business best practices and gain the skills required to lead multicultural teams and organizations. Site visits to companies in Madrid allow you to see their successes and challenges firsthand. Meanwhile, faculty from USD and Spain provide diverse perspectives on international business.

After a summer in Madrid, you will continue your IMBA program in San Diego, joining classes with the other MBA students. The curriculum covers a broad scope of professional possibilities, from entrepreneurship to consulting. Learn directly from business leaders visiting your classes, and embark on company site-visits across San Diego and the nearby Baja region of Mexico. An international consulting project in Asia, Europe or Latin America will further strengthen your global business skills.

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Propel your career.
IMBA alumna, Leonie Sandelbaum, speaks about her experience studying in the program. The IMBA is ideal for professionals interested in strengthening their global business skills and propelling their careers forward.
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Become an innovator in emerging markets.
Explore topics as diverse as social innovation and negotiation through a local and cultural lens during faculty-led study abroad trips. The excursions are conducted all over the world, from the Americas to Europe and Asia.
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Do business without borders.
All International MBA students complete an international consulting project that brings classroom learning to life in solving a current issue faced by a global organization.
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Full-time MBA

Fully immerse yourself in the art of business. From day one, you will practice ethical leadership, study global business and take on the world with real client projects.

Professional MBA

This program is designed for working professionals. You can keep your current job responsibilities while learning the same global, ethical and social leadership principles as our full-time MBA students.

Dual degrees

Do you have other career interests? By pairing your MBA with another degree, you can explore anything from owning your own law practice to forming a nonprofit to pursuing real estate investments.

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