International Business Major

Main Page Content


The AACSB-accredited International Business Major provides an interdisciplinary education combining core courses in business and advanced courses in international business as well as courses in foreign language, culture, and opportunities for participation in study abroad and foreign internship. Graduates gain knowledge and skills for careers in business and other organizations with international operations. The program also prepares students for graduate business study.

Students interested in business studies may also wish to consider the College's majors in accounting, business administration, finance and marketing.

What Can I Do With an International Business Major?

General Education (41 credits)

Major Departmental Requirements

A student's cumulative GPA in the foundation courses is used to determine whether the student will be admitted to the major. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the foundation courses below, with no grade lower than "C-." Transfer grades are included in this GPA.

Foundation Course Requirements (21-22 credits)

  • CIS217 Fundamentals of Business Computing
  • ACC281 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ECN201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MTH244 Business Statistics

Note: An introductory statistics course from another discipline may be substituted for MTH244. However, credit towards graduation will be allowed for only one introductory statistics course.

Students who successfully complete these requirements can declare the major in international business.

Students pursue the International Business Major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree, and must satisfy its requirements. Students are also bound by the policies and procedures of the School of Business and Management.

Note: Only business students who have declared their major or minor are permitted to register for courses numbered 400-499 in the School of Business and Management.

Prerequisites (0-6 credits)

  • MTH 111 College Algebra
  • MTH 121 Pre-Calculus

Co-requisite Courses (4 credits)

  • ENG 302 Business Writing
  • BUS 389 Business Careers Seminar (1 credit)

Business Core Courses (27 credits)

  • ECN 304 Intermediate Statistics
  • BUS 325 Principles of Finance
  • BUS 335 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 345 International Business Environment
  • BUS 361 Production and Operations Management
  • BUS 366 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 375 Business Law I
  • BUS 378 Business, Government, and Society
  • BUS 475 Strategic Management

International Business Specialty Courses (9 credits)

  • BUS 433 International Marketing
  • BUS 445 International Financial Management
  • ECN 443 International Economics

International Business Electives (9 credits)

  • BUS 498 Internship

These electives can be completed in any combination. Study abroad credits, business internship, and cross-cultural courses all need to be approved by the student's academic advisor. 

Electives (5-13 credits)

GPA Requirement

Note: To satisfy degree requirements for the B.S. in International Business, students must:

  1. Earn a grade of at least C- in all courses required for the major.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the major.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Goal 1: Knowledge of Business: Students master knowledge of key business concepts and theories

Objective 1.1 Students are able to apply key business concepts and theories associated with core business areas.

Goal 2: Analytical and Critical Writing: Students are capable of critically analyzing business conditions, and communicate effectively in a written format.

Objective 2.1 Students demonstrate skills to critically analyze business issues.

Objective 2.2 Students demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 3: Professional Preparedness: Students are prepared for successfully entering the job market.

Objective 3.1 Students demonstrate market readiness in a professional setting.