The AACSB-accredited International Business Major provides an interdisciplinary education that includes foreign language proficiency and cross-cultural awareness. Students gain knowledge and develop skills relevant to conducting business in the international domain. Graduates are prepared for careers in organizations with international operations. The program also prepares students for graduate business study.
Admission to the Program
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.
- 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.
- ENG302 Business Writing
- BUS389 Business Careers Seminar (1 credit)
Business Core Courses
- ECN304 Intermediate Statistics
- BUS325 Principles of Finance
- BUS335 Principles of Marketing
- BUS345 International Business Environment
- BUS361 Production and Operations Management
- BUS366 Organizational Behavior
- BUS375 Business Law I
- BUS378 Business, Government, and Society
- BUS475 Strategic Management
International Business Courses
- BUS 433 International Marketing
- BUS 445 International Financial Management
- ECN 443 International Economics
International Business Electives
- Cross-Cultural Electives (300 or higher from the suggested list, at most 6 credits from this category)
- 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. The department maintains a list of pre-approved courses.
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 OutcomesUpon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Outcome 1. Essential Knowledge of Business
1.1 Apply key business concepts and theories associated with core business areas.
Outcome 2: Analytical and Critical Writing
2.1 Demonstrate skills to critically analyze business issues and communicate effectively in a written format.
Outcome 3: Professional Preparedness
3.1 Demonstrate market readiness in a professional setting.