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International Business Major

In today's business world, the globalization of markets and production is more evident than ever. Global trade is growing at unprecedented speed and is affecting all businesses, even those focused on the domestic market. To be successful, managers must be aware of the importance of regional trade agreements and supra-national organizations, and the effect of foreign exchange systems and the effect of fluctuations in foreign exchange. 

Students who major in international business develop an understanding of these important issues along with knowledge of the strategies used by multinational corporations and how to manage in a cross-cultural environment.

Learning Goals

After completing your BBA with a major in International Business, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of globalization on countries, businesses and their citizens.
  • Explain the role of international organizations/agreements that affect business organizations including regional agreements, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund.
  • Analyze the political, legal, economic, and /cultural environment of multinational organizations in order to develop competitive strategies in a global environment.
  • Evaluate the impact of internationalization on company strategies and on the mode of entry chosen by a multinational organization.
  • Apply your knowledge of cultural values to evaluate the implementation of alternative management techniques in different cultures.
  • Design a marketing strategy for an international market (4Ps).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of international finance that are deemed necessary to conduct financial transactions in today's global economy, including development and current status of international monetary system, foreign exchange exposure, global parity conditions,  forecasting FOREX, global capital budgeting, global cost of capital, and exports and/imports.

Degree Requirements

  • 60 credits of lower division course work including business pre-core courses.
  • 60 credits of upper division course work, including business core courses, international business major courses, and upper division business electives.
  • International business major courses require a grade of "C" or higher.

International Business Major Courses

Required Courses (15 credits)

FIN 4604  International Financial Management
MAN 4602
 International Business
MAN 4600 International Management
MAN 4633 MNC Strategy Simulation
MAR 4156 International Marketing

Internation Business Function Proficiency (6 credits)

Take two courses from the same proficiency

Management Function

Marketing Function

Accounting, Economics, and Finance Function

ENT4704 International Entrepreneurship
MAN4203 Multilateral Leadership
MAN4442 IB Negotiations
MAN4610 International Human Resource
MAN4613 International Risk Assessment
MAN4660 Business in Latin America
MAN4661 Business in Asia
MAN4662 Business in Europe
MAN4663 Business in Caribbean
MAN4664 Business in Africa
MAN4671 Special Topics IB
MAN4672 Trade Policy and Business

MAR4144 Export Marketing
MAR4203 Marketing Channels
MAR4503 Consumer Behavior
MAR4733 Digital Marketing
REE4956 International Real Estate
TRA4721 Global Logistics


ECO4701 World Economy
ECO4703 International Trade Theory
ECO4713 International Macroeconomics
FIN4634 International Banking
FIN4651 Latin America Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN4663 Global Private Banking
REE4956 International Real Estate



Four upper division business electives

Two Year and Four Year Major Maps

For more information view the International Business program requirements.