Major

The international business major is designed to provide students with a variety of proficiencies and experiences related to career opportunities and/or preparation for graduate work. The competencies achieved in the major are:

  • knowledge of international business fields within a multidisciplinary perspective, including management, foreign language, foreign experience, economics, political science, marketing, accounting, finance, and human resource management.
  • cross-cultural understanding and experience, and the capacity for leadership on cross-cultural issues in business and community life.
  • preparation for careers in international business.
  • preparation for graduate degree programs in the field of international business and related multicultural and international fields.

Requirements for the major are:

Language

Five courses in one or two languages with demonstrated conversational skills, or the equivalent, with a minimum average of 2.0.

World Cultures

AN 201G Introduction to Anthropology or one cultural area course with a C- or better and one course to be chosen from a list of internationally-focused economics and/or political science courses.

Business Foundations

  • MN 271S Principles of Accounting
  • EC 282S Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MK 300S Principles of Marketing
  • MN 377 Introduction to Business Finance or IB 378 Investment Finance
  • all with a C- or better.

International Business

  • IB 101S Introduction to Global Business
  • IB 260S The Cultural Environment of International Business
  • IB 485 International Marketing
  • IB 486 International Finance and Banking
  • IB 498 Multinational Corporate Strategy comprehensive examination
  • all with a C- or better.

Study Abroad

A winter term, summer term or semester abroad within an appropriate International Education program, or an individualized study under the direction of a member of the faculty. International students are exempt.

Sample course schedule:

First Years and Sophomores

  • Foreign Language
  • Introduction to Global Business
  • Introduction to Anthropology or cultural area course
  • Cultural Environment of International Business

Sophomores

  • Foreign experience
  • Accounting
  • Macroeconomics

Juniors

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • International politics and/or economics course

Seniors

  • International Finance and Banking
  • International Marketing
  • Multinational corporate Strategy

Requirements for a minor in International Business include successful completion of the following three core courses:

  • IB 101S Introduction to Global Business
  • IB 260S Cultural Environment of International Business
  • Foreign Culture Requirement

In addition, the student must complete any two of the following elective courses:

  • IB 485 International Marketing (prerequisite required)
  • IB 486 International Finance and Banking (prerequisites required)
  • IB 401 Internship in International Business (in consultation with an IB faculty member)
  • Term abroad (in consultation with an IB faculty member)