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Master of Business Administration [MBA] (International Business)




    2 YEARS


    Foreign Trade


    Post Graduation

MBA in International Business is a two year post graduate degree in management. Graduates in any stream can opt for it. International Business is one of the most trending specializations in MBA these days. Many industries and organization are hiring the Graduates of “International Business” to represent their company at international level.

Candidates with excellent communication skills, a keen aptitude towards business and having interest in economies of different countries, are most suitable for this course. MBA IB will enable them as managers who understand the strategies and trends of global economy and apply this to improve the country’s export management.

MBA IB program was first started as Master in International Business in America in 1946. In India it was started as the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 by government of India. In current scenario most of the B schools of country are offering this course as International Business is the most demanding sector in any country economic growth.

MBA IB Course Highlights

Course Name

MBA International Business


2 years (4 semesters or 6 trimesters)


Graduation in discipline

Admission Process

Entrance test + GD + PI

Course Fee

10 to 15 Lakhs

Course features

Export and Import Management, International Marketing, Foreign Exchange Management, International Finance etc.

Average salary offered

5 to 12 LPA

Top recruiting companies

McKinsey & Company, Citi Bank, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs etc.

MBA IB is offered in both part time and full time mode. It is offered in executive mode also for the working professionals. You can also opt for correspondence mode by taking weekend classes. Many institutes and universities offer such programs.

Course Objective

The objective of the course is to help professionalize the foreign trade management of country and increasing the exports and imports by generating, analyzing and conducting research. MBA IB course mainly focuses on developing a capable workforce within the country who has a complete understanding of the changing international business scenarios so that they can weigh and analyze the impact of those changes in domestic market.

Where to Study?

Following are some top institutes for MBA IB course-

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi 
  • Symbiosis Institute of International Business , Pune
  • Fortune Institute of International Business , New Delhi 
  • Amity International Business School
  • Asian School Of Business Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Faculty Of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University
  • University Business School, Panjab University
  • K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai                                            

Eligibility Of the Master of Business Administration [MBA] (International Business)

Candidates can apply for MBA IB course if they possess one of the following-

  • Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply only if they submit the proof of requisite qualification before the commencement of the session
  • There is no Age limit for taking admission in this course. 

How to Get Admission in Master of Business Administration [MBA] (International Business)

Mostly B schools offer admission in MBA IB through entrance exams. Although there are some institute which provide direct admission to the students either on merit basis or on management quota basis.

Entrance tests for MBA IB




IIMs and several other B schools


XLRI, its associates and other B schools


B schools approved by AICTE


IIFT Delhi and Kolkata Campus


Symbiosis University and its institutes

Selection Process

Selection process in most of the B schools is almost similar.

Every institute follows the following steps to provide admission-

  • First stage of selection process is qualifying the written test
  • Candidates who qualify the entrance test are called for stage 2, which includes Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal interview
  • Final selection is done on the basis of scores of these two stages. Candidate’s past academic performance, and work experience is also considered for final selection.