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Major in International Business

With a strong foundation in liberal arts, science and foreign language, the international business major prepares graduates for a blend of business acumen and cultural understanding to effectively engage the international business community. The international component of the traditional business major allows students to pursue subjects and environments that are geared towards the global marketplace. Graduates are uniquely skilled to attain positions in developing marketplaces around the world.

With courses in international accounting economics, finance and marketing and management,  international business majors are highly encouraged to take advantage of the numerous  opportunities to study abroad—supplementing their class work with first-hand experience in Europe, Africa, South America, and other continents around the world.

Requirements for the Major
Requirements for a Second Business Major with an International Business Major
Requirements for a Business Major with an Accompanying International Business Minor
Requirements for a Business Minor with an International Business Major

Requirements for the Major
Students selecting this major should work closely with their advisors. Students must take the following courses in addition to the core curriculum. A student must maintain a C or better grade in the core curriculum.

Required
BUS 375 International Marketing
BUS 376 International Finance
ECO 314 International Economics or ECO 316 Comparative Economics Systems

Electives: Two courses from the following
ECO 314 International Economics (if not taken as a requirement)
ECO 316 Comparative Economic Systems (if not taken as a requirement)
BUS 468 Internship in International Business
BUS 490 International Business Travel/Study or International Travel/Study courses as designated from any major
BUS 350 Cultural Diversity in Organizations
COM 315 Intercultural Communication
PHL 310 Ethics and Business

Foreign Language Requirement
Knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is an important aspect of the international business major. International business majors are required to demonstrate a competency in a foreign language equivalent to a 300-level course in foreign language. Fulfillment of this requirement is subject to the approval of the chair of the Department of Business.

International Studies
Variable credit will be awarded for foreign-based study as part of the international business major. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue some form of foreign-based study as part of the international learning experience. It is highly recommended that a student consult with the international business director prior to making arrangements to discuss the various study-abroad options.

Requirements for a Second Business Major with an International Business Major
In addition to the requirements for an international business major, students must complete all of the requirements listed for the second major in the Department of Business.

Requirements for a Business Major with an Accompanying International Business Minor
Courses in addition to the business administration Core and business subject major requirements for a minor in international business would include the following:

ECO 314 International Economics
     or
ECO 316 Comparative Economic Systems
BUS 375 International Marketing
BUS 376 International Finance

Note: Course majors in non-business areas, such as political science or geography, who wish to have a concentration in international business will need to take specific business-required prerequisites equivalent to a minor in business administration.

Requirements for a Business Minor with an International Business Major
Three courses in a specialized business major (e.g., accounting, finance, logistics and supply chain management, management, marketing) are required.

Note: Course minors in non-business areas (e.g., foreign language, political science and geography) are by interdepartmental arrangement.

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