School and Ranking Information
Only two schools offer international business programs in the Birmingham area, and one is a private for-profit institution. Based on program options, school type and school rankings, the following school is considered a top school in the area for international business:
- Winner: Samford University is the only not-for-profit school in the area with degrees in this field. The university offers a Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in international business.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#3 for Regional Universities in the South (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$18,916**|
|International Business Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||69%**|
|Noteworthy||Ranked #12 Best Value School among Regional Universities in the South*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
- The Brock School of Business has had accreditation with the AACSB since 1999
- Average class size in the business school is just 30 students
- Classes at Samford University are taught only by faculty
Founded as Howard College in 1841, the Christian-affiliated Samford University is now Alabama's largest private university. The not-for-profit institution has a student enrollment of more than 4,800 individuals, and a student-to-teacher ratio of 12-to-1. Students who attend Samford University can choose between 11 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate and professional degrees.
Samford University's Brock School of Business offers a Master of Business Administration program that is available in evening and online formats. The MBA program has five concentration options, including one in international business. The international business concentration consists of 9 credits, which serve in place of the MBA's standard elective requirements. Students can take courses in international marketing, economics and management, as well as participate in a field study for topics in the concentration area.