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International Business

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business

The purpose of the bachelor of business administration degree in international business is to prepare students to manage and lead in a variety of societies and organizations that exist in today’s increasingly interdependent global economy. To achieve the following objectives, international business majors take a comprehensive curriculum that includes business, language, and social science courses related to the country/region of interest (as indicated by the language chosen). Also, international business majors have access to and are strongly encouraged to participate in the international summer and semester-long study abroad exchange programs offered by the college.

  • Graduates should be able to understand, appreciate, and thrive in cultures other than their own, and in organizations composed of and serving individuals with diverse social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Graduates should be able to conduct business transactions in at least two languages using the practical skills and modern techniques of management practice.
  • Graduates should feel comfortable in reconciling conflicting ethical, political, and economic dilemmas of the emerging global economy.
  • Graduates should be able to incorporate both the broad and specific implications of global trends and unexpected events into the design and implementation of business strategies.
  • Graduates should be ready to assume positions of responsibility in internationally-oriented organizations in which these individuals can leverage their managerial skills and expertise.
 
Cr. Hrs.
Political Science/History/Sociology Electives
(related to the region of interest as represented by choice of language)
6
201 — 300-Level Language
6
ECON B305, International Economics, or FIN B325, International Financial Management
3
MGT B315, International Management, or MKT B330, International Marketing
3
BA B435, Multinational Business Strategy, or BA B400, Global Startups
3
INTB B340 Business Environment and Practices in Latin America
3
Or - INTB B345 Business Environment and Practices in Asia
3
Or - INTB B350 Business Environment and Practices in Europe**
3
International Business Electives
6*
Internship
3

(View Common Curriculum requirements.)

International business majors are required to study or intern abroad for at least a summer or, preferably, a semester. For international students, neither the U.S. nor their native country qualifies.

* IB majors taking a second major within the CBA may substitute one of the required courses in the other major for one IB elective.

** Choose one, consistent with the region of specialization.

Updated August 2, 2005