School and Ranking Information
There are currently three schools within 25 miles of Kansas City, MO, that offer international business management studies. These are diverse institutions that include a for-profit university and two not-for-profit schools. Based on number of degrees awarded and program options, the following school is considered the top school in the Kansas City area for international business studies:
- Winner: Avila University is the largest school within 25 miles of Kansas City, MO, that offers international business management degree programs. It is also the only institution awarding bachelor's and master's degrees in this subject. Its international business master's programs are offered as a concentration with the School of Business' Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
School Info Chart
|Location||Kansas City, Missouri|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $24,950*|
|International Business Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|International Business Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||63 (includes all MBA concentrations)*|
|Most Popular International Business Management Degree Level in 2012-2013||Master's (61, includes all MBA concentrations)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||49%*|
|Noteworthy||Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; School of Business accredited by the IACBE; Three-quarters of faculty possess highest degree in their field**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Avila University.
- Values-based learning opportunity
- Students can develop skills in all areas of business
- MBA program focuses on modern management practices
Avila University is a 4-year, private university located in a suburb just south of Kansas City, MO. This small university currently has nearly 2,000 enrolled students. Founded in 1940, the School of Business has a reputation for offering a quality education based in the liberal arts and offers students six undergraduate and seven graduate business degree programs. These include a Bachelor of Science in International Business and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business.
Students in the bachelor's degree program learn about importing and exporting, international services and foreign licensing. Some of the required courses span international marketing, intercultural communication, international relations, international trade and international business strategy. In the MBA program, a student must take several required courses, including current issues in international management, organizational policy and structure, international finance, international marketing and international economics.