The objective of the international business major is to prepare students for the increasingly competitive and interdependent international business world with which they must cope. It is absolutely necessary for American graduates to be fully informed about how to compete and do
successful business outside the US as well as in the US market where much of their competition is from foreign firms.
Students will learn about business transactions between and within countries, exchange rates, the laws and logistics of international trade, and investments made in foreign markets. Knowledge of other cultures is crucial to being a successful international business person. Besides your studies in business, finance, banking, and the like, you will also learn about different cultures and societies.
A major in international business will lead you to exciting careers in a global context.
Business Core Requirements
Seven courses including:
- ACC 221 Introduction to Financial Accounting
- ACC 222 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- BUS 242 Principles of Management or BUS 200 Exploring Business as a Vocation
- ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics
- FIN 331 Financial Management
- MIS 260 Problem Solving for Business
- MKT 252 Principles of Marketing
Required International Business Courses
Six courses including:
- ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
- BUS 264 Statistical Literacy for Managers or BUS 379 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
- BUS 362 International Business
- BUS 465 International Management
- MKT 466 International Marketing
- And one additional upper division course in either international business or international economics (options include FIN 460, ECO 317, ECO 360 or ECO 370).
Students must also complete three semesters of a foreign language (or equivalent). This does not include American Sign Language. The language requirement may be waived for international students. Contact the international business coordinator for details on language equivalents or other configurations.
Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the international business major.
Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.
Minor in International Business
Six courses including:
ECO 112 or ECO 113; ACC 221; BUS 242 or BUS 200 or MKT 252, and three courses in international business (one may be in international economics).
Students should consult the area coordinator concerning acceptable alternatives in international economics.