International Business Major (M)
The International Business Major focuses on the challenges, problems and opportunities that face businesses operating outside their domestic environment. The emphasis is placed upon the basic principles, concepts and techniques relevant to international business management. Areas addressed include economics, politics, finance, marketing, legal and ethical issues. Specific industries are studied as examples of business operating within a global context.
Program Learning Outcomes
By fulfilling all of the course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in International Business, students will be able to:
1. Understand the interactions between businesses operating internationally and the governments and nations where business operations occur.
2. Utilize critical thinking and decision making tools to implement strategies to deal with multiple cultures, languages, infrastructures, legal systems and value systems.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the logistical and supply-chain management challenges of operating internationally.
4. Analyze a firm’s international operations and identify poor as well as best practices.
5. Use data analytics and trade theory to construct models to use in forecasting international business trends.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the financial impact of international operations, including currency fluctuations and risk.
7. Understand how different communication systems and IT functions help international firms solve problems and collaborate.
|Core Requirements 1||45|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Required Core Courses|
|Business Statistics (counted in University Core)|
|Macroeconomics (counted in University Core)|
|Public Speaking (or COMM 201)|
|Interpersonal Communication (or COMM 105)|
|Core Business Requirements|
|ACCT 205||Accounting & Finance for Business Professionals||3|
|BUS 210||Business Law I||3|
|BUS 161||Business Essentials||3|
|or BUS 162||Quantitative Business Essentials|
|BUS 355||Management Information Systems||3|
|BUS 399||Business Internship||3|
|BUS 453||Business Policy and Ethics (Business School Capstone)||3|
|MGMT 130||Management & Leadership||3|
|or MBA 544||People-Focused Management|
|MKTG 131||Sales and Marketing||3|
|MGMT 450||International Business||3|
|ECON 370||International Economics||3|
|MKTG 440||International Marketing||3|
|Foreign Languages `||17|
|International students may receive a waiver for foreign language requirement but must replace the 12 foreign language credits with business courses not taken in the Major or the Business Core|
|Semester Abroad (International Business Emphasis)||12|