MBA Multinational Management Major

The purpose of the Multinational Management major is to prepare MBAs for consulting, financial, managerial, and entrepreneurial positions in which a sophisticated understanding of international opportunities, 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 Multinational Management major requires four credit units beyond the required Wharton core. MGMT classes in the required Wharton core are non-waivable and include MGMT 6100 (Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership, 0.5 cu) as well as your choice of MGMT 6110 (Managing the Established Enterprise) or MGMT 6120 (Managing the Emerging Enterprise) or MGMT 6130 (Managing the Established Enterprise, WEMBA only). All credit units for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

  • At least 1.5 cu of Multinational Management elective. The semester or quarter in which each class will tentatively be offered during the academic year is shown in parentheses for planning purposes. Please consult the MBA course schedule to confirm:
    • MGMT 7150 – Political Environment of the Multinational Firm (not offered current academic year)*
    • MGMT 7200 – Corporate Diplomacy* (Spring)
    • MGMT 8170x – Global Growth of Emerging Firms** (Spring)
    • MGMT 8710 – Advanced Global Strategy (0.5 cu, Fall Q2)

*Only one of MGMT 7150 and MGMT 7200 may be taken.
**In years when 7150, 7200, or 8170 are not offered, an international course from the list below may be substituted for 0.5 of the 1.5 credits required multinational management elective units. Please email the advisor for approval of the substitution.

  • Remaining credit units from any other international courses at Wharton are applied to the major. New course offerings, changes in offerings, and changes in content make it impossible to provide a comprehensive list of approved courses. Below is a partial list. Other globally oriented courses may be applied toward the major with departmental approval. Students should submit the proposed course’s syllabus to the advisor for review.
    • ACCT 7300 – International Accounting and Financial Reporting
    • BEPP 7880 – International Industries Development Strategy
    • BEPP 7890 – Nations, Politics, and Markets
    • BEPP 7980 – Privatization: An International Perspective
    • FNCE 7310 – Global Valuation and Risk Analysis
    • FNCE 7320 – International Banking
    • HCMG 8590 – Comparative Health Care Systems
    • HCMG 8680 – Private Sector Development in Global Health (0.5 cu)
    • LGST 8020 – Global Corporate Law and Management
    • LGST 8200 – International Ethics
    • LGST 8300 –  Social Impact and Responsibility
    • MGMT 7870 – Global Management of Digital Business
    • MGMT 7880 – Managing and Competing in China (Fall)
    • MGMT 8090 – Private Equity in Emerging Markets (0.5 cu, Spring Q3)
    • MGMT 8750 – Comparative Capitalism (Spring)
    • MKTG 7890 – International Marketing
    • OIDD 6730 – Global Supply Chain Management (0.5 cu)
    • REAL 7050 – Global Real Estate
    • REAL 8210 – Real Estate Development
    • REAL 8900 – International Real Estate Comparisons (0.5 cu)
    • Global Modular Courses and Global Virtual Courses

Students who wish to have other globally oriented courses applied to the Multinational Management major may submit the proposed courses’ syllabus to the advisor for review.

Advisor: Sara Jane McCaffrey  (for current Wharton Students only, Prospective students should contact the Admissions office)
Telephone: 215.898.1149

For additional information or to apply visit the MBA website.