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Master’s Degrees in International Business

2,170 Yearly Graduations
$71,150 Median Salary
$62,672 Median Debt
A master's degree in international business is offered at 127 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 18% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 59.9% of international business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of International Business Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,170 students earned their master's degree in international business. This earns it the #11 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in international business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,509
Master’s Degree 2,170
Basic Certificate 992
Graduate Certificate 194
Associate’s Degree 191
Undergraduate Certificate 72
Doctor’s Degree 53

Earnings of International Business Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in international business is $71,150. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $55,725 to a high of $78,325.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in international business is $62,672. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $66,306 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $44,860.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $730.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in international business. About 56.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,227
Women 943
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in International Business

The racial-ethnic distribution of international business master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 87
Black or African American 113
Hispanic or Latino 150
White 421
International Students 1,299
Other Races/Ethnicities 100
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Business Master's Degree Students

There are 127 colleges that offer a master’s degree in international business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Hult International Business School

Cambridge, Massachusetts
654 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for international business students seekinga master's degree is Hult International Business School. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,458 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,307 per year.

The international business program at Hult International Business School awarded 654 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#2

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
140 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulane University of Louisiana comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in international business. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,918 per year.

The international business program at Tulane University of Louisiana awarded 140 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 31% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
101 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in international business. Each year, around 45,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 people received their master's degree in international business from ASU - Skysong. Of these students, 38% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
97 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pepperdine University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in international business. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,900 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 master's degrees were handed out to international business majors at Pepperdine. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

94 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for international business majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

The international business program at Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix awarded 94 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#6

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
82 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in international business. Roughly 35,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their master's degree in international business from UofSC. About 38% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

70 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for international business majors who are seeking their master's degree is Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,298 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,933 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their master's degree in international business from Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. About 44% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

67 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for international business majors who are seeking their master's degree is Florida International University. Roughly 58,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

The international business program at Florida International University awarded 67 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 54% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
60 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgetown University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in international business. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 master's degrees were handed out to international business majors at Georgetown. About 45% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
58 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in international business. Each year, around 25,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

The international business program at University of Virginia - Main Campus awarded 58 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#11

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
56 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in international business. Each year, around 48,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 people received their master's degree in international business from USC. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#12

Arizona State University - West

Glendale, Arizona
51 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - West is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in international business. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,175 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their master's degree in international business from ASU - West. Of these students, 43% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
49 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duke University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in international business. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 master's degrees were handed out to international business majors at Duke. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#14

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware
25 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Delaware comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in international business. Each year, around 23,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,164 per year.

The international business program at University of Delaware awarded 25 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 60% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California
22 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California Lutheran University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in international business. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,406 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their master's degree in international business from CLU. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#15

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
22 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for international business majors who are seeking their master's degree is Colorado State University - Global Campus. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The international business program at Colorado State University - Global Campus awarded 22 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 55% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Houston Baptist University

Houston, Texas
22 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston Baptist University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in international business. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,350 per year.

The international business program at Houston Baptist University awarded 22 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania
20 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arcadia University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in international business. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,683 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their master's degree in international business from Arcadia. About 75% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
20 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Michigan University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in international business. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

The international business program at Central Michigan University awarded 20 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 35% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
20 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Troy University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in international business. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,650 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 master's degrees were handed out to international business majors at TROY. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

International Business Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
International Business & Commerce 2,170

Below are some popular majors that are similar to international business that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 128,188
Accounting 20,770
Management Sciences & Methods 12,583
Business & Commerce 9,486
Human Resource Management 8,943

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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