Top Ranked School for an International Business Degree - Phoenix, AZ

Few schools in the Phoenix, AZ, area have top ranking international business programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for international business, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

There are no colleges or universities located directly in Phoenix, AZ, that have international business programs. Two schools with programs in this area are found in nearby Tempe, with one of those being a for-profit institution. Based on school size, type and rankings, the following university is considered a top school in the Phoenix area for international business programs:

  • Winner: Arizona State University - Tempe is the only public school within ten miles of Phoenix that offers international business programs. It is also the largest university in the area in terms of student population that awards a certificate and Master of Business Administration in International Business. These programs are found in the highly-ranked W.P. Carey School of Business.

School Info Chart

Category Arizona State University - Tempe
Rankings #129 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*,
#2 Online Graduate Business Program (including MBA) (2015)*
Location Tempe, Arizona
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $9,861 (in state); $23,654 (out-of-state)**
International Business Programs Offered Undergraduate certificate and master's degree
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 59%**
Noteworthy School of business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); one of the largest business schools in the U.S.***; nearly 400 undergraduate certificates in international business awarded 2012-13**

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Arizona State University - Tempe

Arizona State University

  • MBA program offered on-campus and online
  • Study abroad opportunities available
  • MBA offers internship opportunities

Arizona State University (ASU) is a public 4-year university that is home to nearly 49,000 students annually. ASU is composed of 14 schools, colleges and institutes, including the W.P. Carey School of Business, which is home to 12 research centers. Students can pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in a variety of specializations or areas of emphasis, including international business, or an undergraduate certificate in international business.

Students must complete 18 credit hours to earn the undergraduate Certificate in International Business, which is designed to enhance a bachelor's degree program in business. An international study experience is required, and individuals must show proficiency in a foreign language. The program is offered to business majors and non-majors alike. The program explores global management principles and practices in areas of marketing, supply chain, finance, trade and economics.

The MBA program with an international business emphasis requires courses in organizational theory and behavior, marketing management and career leadership. Students must complete an internship and have the option to complete a global immersion experience in the summer between the first and second years of the program. Students may choose elective courses instead of travel. In the second year, students can take courses such as global business environment and strategic management.

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