Las Vegas Global Business Management Schools
The Las Vegas area offers a few opportunities to take courses in global business management, which is sometimes referred to as international business management. In most cases, international business is offered as a degree concentration, or individual coursework is incorporated into general business programs. This article highlights the curricula at three schools and includes a table that allows you to easily compare stats on the institutions.
- The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) offers an international business concentration in its business administration bachelor's degree program; it also has Master of Business Administration (MBA) and executive MBA programs that cover global business issues. The campus is just six miles from the city center.
- Located about 12 miles from downtown Las Vegas, Nevada State College (NSC) has a bachelor's degree program in business administration, which offers required and elective courses in global business management.
- With nearly 34,000 students, the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest of these three schools and offers an international business management concentration through its business management associate's-level program. Students can find the campus around six miles from central Vegas.
Comparison of Schools
Each of the profiled schools is in a different setting, ranging from rural to large city environments. Although the colleges are all public institutions, their tuition rates vary noticeably as well. Find out about these and other facts in the table below as you search for the right place to attend.
|University of Nevada - Las Vegas||Nevada State College||College of Southern Nevada|
|School Type||Four-year; public||Four-year; public||Four-year, primarily associate's; public|
|Total Enrollment||30,471*||4,216* (all undergraduate)||33,914* (all undergraduate)|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city||Fringe rural||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$7,665 in-state; $21,853 out-of-state*||$5,131 in-state; $16,688 out-of-state*||$3,285 in-state; $10,063 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||93%*||88%*||74%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||81%*||84%*||N/A - open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||74% of full-time students*||71% of full-time students*||N/A|
|Graduation Rate (Students beginning in 2011)||42%*||16%*||9%*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.
University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)
The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a range of bachelor's and master's degree programs through which students may take courses in global business management. It's also one of the few schools in the area that offers a major in international business.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - International Business
UNLV's bachelor's degree program in international business is a multidisciplinary program that emphasizes comprehensive training in the liberal arts along with instruction in foreign investment, intellectual property and international trade. Graduates from this program can be prepared for careers in a variety of sectors, such as law, economics and government. Courses may cover subjects like economics, international management, international marketing and global business strategy. Students also have the option to pursue a business internship as long as it allows the student to focus on international business concepts.
Master of Business Administration
The general MBA program at UNLV is designed to help students succeed in the global marketplace. Students in this program can learn about the international business culture, leadership and business communications, all of which may be useful to those interested in global management training. The program is also highly flexible, offering students the option of completing their studies in the evening on a full- or part-time basis.
Incoming students need to have taken the GMAT and provide university-level transcripts in addition to other admission requirements. The school prefers applicants who have two years of related work experience as well.
This program is designed for individuals already working in executive positions and desire advanced academic training to enhance their professional skills. Classes are conducted on the weekends, and the program can be completed in 18 months. In addition to one course in international business, the program also includes an international seminar. The seminar allows students the opportunity to visit and study business operations overseas.
Nevada State College (NSC)
Currently, NSC only offers one program through which students may pursue a business degree. Students can take courses in global business management through the college's School of Education, which administers the bachelor's degree in business administration.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Although this degree program is not explicitly called global business administration, the school places particular importance on preparing students for the global economy. Students are required to take a course in strategic management, along with courses in marketing, operations and information systems. The program also teaches students about the technologies used in the business world and allows students to use various technologies in the classroom. The entire program requires a total of 120 credits.
College of Southern Nevada
Students can take courses in global business through the College of Southern Nevada's associate's degree program in business management with an emphasis in international business management.
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management - International Business Management
This degree program is designed for aspiring business professionals who seek management expertise suitable for managing people in a global business setting. Global business courses available include marketing fundamentals, international management and legal aspects of international business. The program requires a total of 61 credits.