2013-2014 University Catalog 
    May 25, 2018  
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Business, M.B.A.

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The Masters of Business Administration Program in International Business (IMBA) is designed for working individuals who already possess a Bachelor’s degree and have embarked upon a business career. For the past twenty years, this program, the first of its kind in Ohio, has delivered a program in international management designed to prepare graduates to succeed in the rapidly changing business environment of the 21st century.

International Students

It shall be the responsibility of each international student to ensure that their course schedules and program requirements are in total compliance with all USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) regulations. Each international student must maintain full-time status unless given prior authorization by a DSO (Designated School Official). A DSO is different from your faculty academic advisor. Any international student that desires to participate in Optional Practical Training must submit their OPT application before the completion date of their course of study. All international students are strongly encouraged to submit their applications for OPT as early as possible during their final semester. Please direct your questions to the IMBA Program Coordinator.

Professional Experience

The IMBA program at Baldwin Wallace University requires demonstrated professional experience of each of its graduates. Satisfaction of this requirement may be documented in the following ways:

  • Prior experience as documented by a letter, resume or interview;
  • approved graduate assistantship;
  • internship


Baldwin Wallace University emphasizes practical experience in its graduate business programs by providing the opportunity for all qualifying full-time students to participate in a Graduate Assistantship Program. The Assistantship Program is intended to contribute to the professional development of students in the International MBA Program.

To be eligible for an assistantship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment status;
  • clear evidence of academic achievement;
  • two recommendation letters stating performance and promise;
  • TOEFL or GMAT score of at least 550 or an IELTS score of 6.5.

Graduate Assistantships will be supervised by BW faculty or staff members and will include the following:

  • An award of a tuition credit of US $1250 per semester;
  • eligibility for four semesters;
  • continued eligibility requires continuing good academic standing and satisfactory performance;
  • graduate assistants will work approximately six-to-ten hours per week.

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