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GlobeThe purpose of the Master of Science in Global Commerce is to prepare its graduates to manage global business operations to the benefit and competitive advantage of companies across the region.

The program seeks a multidisciplinary approach to provide unique instructional opportunities in all elements of global commerce.

At the conclusion of the program, a graduate will be able to (a) manage the global supply chain and global marketing functions, (b) work across different cultures, (c) utilize telecommunications systems to manage global collaborative projects, (d) understand global financial markets, (e) recognize the impact of international laws on global commerce, and (f) appreciate the impact of global commerce on the environment.

In addition, one-third of the curriculum consists of elective offerings allowing the student to tailor coursework to fulfill his or her interests and professional aspirations.

General Admission Requirements:

  • A completed Graduate Application form.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including MUW transcripts. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons (excluding family members and MUW employees) who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance.
  • An immunization form showing proof of two doses of measles vaccines and one of rubella. See the Graduate Bulletin for more details.
  • A $25 application fee, payable to MUW Graduate Studies.


Program-Specific Requirements:

International Flags - (cc) Dion GillardGraduate Management Admission Test:

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 400 or higher is required to be considered for admission. ·GMAT scores are valid for five years. If the test has been taken more than once, the admissions committee will use the highest total score to evaluate the application.

Prerequisite Courses

The following undergraduate courses must be completed (with a grade of C or better) prior to enrolling in the ·Master of Science in Global Commerce program at MUW: ·Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Principles of Accounting I, ·Economics I (or Economics II), and course related to Information Technology.


The required essay allows the admissions committee to learn about the applicant, his/her accomplishments and professional aspirations. Responses should be double-spaced and each page should clearly list the applicant's full legal name and the essay topic. The required essay is to address the following topic: Describe your career goals and explain how a M.S. in Global Commerce from MUW will help you accomplish these goals. (750 words maximum)


Tuition & Costs:

See Graduate Tuition & Costs

Financial Aid & Assistantships:

Financial aid is available to part-time and full-time students seeking a degree after acceptance to the program. For more information, please call the Financial Aid Center at 662-329-7114.


In addition to the general degree requirements (see Academic Policies and Procedures in the Graduate Bulletin), the student must successfully complete the following:

 Euro Currency - Public Domain ImageGlobal Commerce Core (24 hours):
• MIS 551 Global Telecommunications
• MKT 526 Global Marketing Management
• MIS 552 Systems Project Management
• MGT 520 Supply Chain Management
• MGT 510 Cross Cultural Management
• FIN 540 Financial Management
• PLG 560 International Business Law
• MGT 530 Environmental Sustainability Management

Elective Courses (select 4 from the following, 12 hours):
• MKT 523 Digital Marketing
• MIS 553 Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
• MKT 522 Multi-Channel Marketing
• MIS 555 Developing Software Solutions for Global Commerce
• MKT 525 Product and Brand Management
• ENT 501 Entrepreneurship
• MKT 524 Electronic Retailing
• MGT 600 Strategy and Business Models

Additional Requirements:

Regional Studies Portfolio
Exit Exam
Exit Survey

Note: Graduate-degree credit is granted only for graduate-level courses in which the student earns an A, B, or C. No more than six semester hours of graduate credit evaluated as C may be applied toward any graduate program, whether degree or non-degree.

To remain in good standing, the student must maintain a minimum 3.0 MUW cumulative GPA on all graduate courses attempted with no more than two grades of C, with no grade of D, and with no grade of F.

Regional Studies Portfolio

During a student's first semester, he or she must declare a region or country of the world on which to complete a portfolio. Every course, in turn, will require the student to write a portfolio paper on the declared region. As a capstone activity, the student will collect these papers in a portfolio to be presented to the graduate faculty electronically during their graduating semester. The purpose of the regional studies portfolio is to (a) develop a mastery of one region of the world by writing a series of portfolio papers throughout the curriculum, (b) create a portfolio unifying the curriculum, and (c) exit the program with a deliverable work product that can be presented to potential employers.

Students will craft an introductory paper that unifies common elements of the collected papers they have written in each course and demonstrate a mastery of the topics and their impacts on their selected region/country. Students must submit an electronic presentation of this portfolio. Graduation requires approval of the portfolio by a majority of the program's graduate faculty.


Application Documents

Global Commerce Application Form
Global Commerce Essay
Global Commerce Recommendation Form


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