International Business and Economics Major: The College at Brockport

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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.

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?

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

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.

Program Requirements

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.

Corequisite Courses

  • 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

  • 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.

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:

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.

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