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
- ONE of the following:
- MTH201 Calculus
- MTH221 Business Calculus
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)
- Cross-Cultural Electives (300 or higher from the suggested list, at most 6 credits from this category)
- ANT 312 Culture and Health
- ANT 323 Perspectives on Global Issues
- ANT 325 Indigenous People and Globalization
- ANT 332 China in Transition
- ANT 335 Anthropology of Islam
- SOC 302 Sociology of Culture
- SOC 306 Development and Globalization
- SOC 312 Sociology of Religion
- HST 321 Modern Africa
- HST 341 Middle East Crisis
- HST 376 Modern Latin America
- HST 389 Modern China
- HST 453 Study Tours in Spain and Morocco
- Political Science
- PLS 305 Politics of European Integration
- PLS 340 European Political System
- PLS 347 The Global South
- PLS 338 Global Issues
- PLS 383 Mid-East in World Politics
- PLS 410 International Political Economy
- PLS 447 Russia in Transition
- Foreign Culture
- SPN 300 Doing Business in Spanish
- SPN 326 Costa Rican Culture
- SPN 352 Hispanic World Today
- SPN 354 Cultures of Spain
- SPN 459 Mexico Today
- FRN 325 France Today
- FRN 451 Doing Business in France
- Foreign Language (112, 211, or 212)
- Study Abroad 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)
Note: To satisfy degree requirements for the B.S. in International Business, students must:
- Earn a grade of at least C- in all courses required for the major.
- 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.