MBA Multinational Management

The purpose of the multinational management major is to prepare MBAs for managerial, financial and consulting positions in which a sophisticated understanding of the multinational firm, the international competitive environment, and the cross-national political and social aspects of business is required. The major consists of courses on multinational management complemented by functional electives in the areas of finance, marketing, accounting, legal studies, public policy, real estate or healthcare management.

Requirements for the Major

The major consists of 4.5 credit units beyond the required curriculum (i.e., MGMT 655, MGMT 611, MGMT 612) . Only one credit unit of pass/fail coursework can be counted toward the major.

  1. Required course (Between 0.5 cu and 1.0 cu)
    MGMT 611  Managing the Established Enterprise
    OR
    MGMT 612  Managing the Emerging Enterprise
  2. At least 1.5 cu of Multinational Management electives (If  MGMT 875 is not offered, an international functional course — see (3) — may be substituted with approval of the advisor). MGMT 715  Political Environment of the Multinational Firm (0.5 cu)
    OR
    MGMT 720  Corporate Diplomacy
    MGMT 875  International Comparative Management
    MGMT 894  ASP for Multinational Management
  3. Remaining credit units from any other international courses in Management, Finance, Marketing, OIDD, BEPP, Health Care or Legal Studies and Business Ethics. New course offerings, changes in offerings and changes in content make it impossible to provide a firm list of approved courses but the following is a list of courses that have typically been approved for the Multinational Management major:
    MGMT 809  Private Equity in Emerging Markets (0.5 cu)
    BEPP 788     International Industrial Development Strategies
    BEPP 789     Nations, Politics, and Markets
    FNCE 731     International Corporate Finance
    FNCE 732     International Banking
    HCMG 859   Comparative Health Care Systems
    HCMG 868   Private Sector Development in Global Health (0.5 cu)
    HCMG 890   Health Care Innovation in India
    LGST 802     Global Corporate Law and Management
    LGST 820     International Ethics
    LGST 830     Social Impact and Responsibility
    OIDD 673    Global Supply Chain Management (0.5 cu)
    REAL 821     Real Estate Development
    REAL 890     International Real Estate Comparisons (0.5 cu)

Global Modular Courses, Advanced Study Projects or Independent Studies including MGMT 656 and Field Application Projects that are highly international in scope and pedagogical purpose.

INSEAD and LBS courses that are highly international in scope and pedagogical purpose may be included, with permission, if you receive a grade of 3 or 4.

Advisor: Adrian Tschoegl (telephone: 215.898.1149; email tschoegl@wharton.upenn.edu)

For additional information or to apply visit the MBA website.