Global trade is growing at unprecedented speed and is affecting all businesses, even those focused on the domestic market. A degree in international business will help you zero in on the steps to success and provide you with the skills needed to take advantage of emerging opportunities. You'll learn the necessary background on global trade and winning strategies used by multi-national corporations as they deal with cross-border political, legal, economic, social and financial issues.
Global growth is shifting to emerging markets, with dramatically different economic, political and social systems. Estimates show that 70 percent of world growth over the next few years will come from emerging markets, with China and India accounting for 40 percent of that growth. Professionals with international business and multicultural knowledge will be in high demand. Job prospects are best for those with a broad-based understanding of the new challenges that international companies face, including the growing impact of social media on business communication across borders and nations.
As U.S. organizations expand their business abroad, many will hire management analysts to help them for the right strategy for entering the foreign market.
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- Facilities Manager
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- Vice President of Operations
- Warehouse Manager
- Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Undergraduate International Business Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
We are currently accepting applications.
After completing your BBA 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.
- 60 credits of lower division coursework including business pre-core courses.
- 60 credits of upper division course work, including business core courses, international business courses, and upper division business electives.
- Finance courses require a grade of "C" or higher.
International Business Courses
International Business majors must take 21 credit-hours from the following list:
IB Required Courses (5 courses, 15 credit-hours)
- FIN 4604 International Financial Management- GL
- MAN 4602 International Business
- MAR 4156 International Marketing
- MAN 4633 MNC Strategy
- MAN 4442 International Business Negotiations OR any 3000 level or higher language course (3 credits) with the prefixes ABT, CHI, FRE, GER, HAI, ITA, JPN, POR, SPN or equivalent
IB Electives ( 2 courses, 6 credit hours)
- ECO 4701 World Economy
- ECO 4703 Int Trade Theory
- ECO 4713 Intl Macroeconomics
- ENT 4704 Intl Entrepreneurship
- FIN 3652 Asian Financial Markets and Institutions
- FIN 4633 Intl Capital Mkts
- FIN 4634 Intl Banking
- FIN 4651 Lat Am Fin Mkt & Ins
- FIN 4663 Global Priv Banking
- MAN 4203 Multilateral Ldrship
- MAN 4600 International Management
- MAN 4653 Foreign Direct Investment
- MAN 4610 Intl HR
- MAN 4613 Int'L Risk Assessment
- MAN 4660 Bus In Latin America
- MAN 4661 Business in Asia
- MAN 4662 Business in Europe
- MAN 4663 Bus in Caribbean
- MAN 4664 Business in Africa
- MAN 4671 Special Topics Ib
- MAN 4672 IB Reg and Ethics
- MAN 4673 Trade Policy and Bus
- MAN 4690 Indep Study In Ib
- MAN 4712 IB - Gov Relations
- MAN 4946 Int'L Bus Internship
- MAN 4956 Study Abroad in IB
- MAR 4144 Export Marketing
- MAR 4203 Marketing Channels
- MAR 4503 Consumer Behavior
- MAR 4733 Digital Marketing
- REE 4956 Intl Real Estate
- TRA 4721 Global Logistics
NOTE: Not all electives are offered every term, please verify with your business advisor or online at my.fiu.edu (class search).
Upper Division Business Elective Requirements
IB majors may take any 3000 level or higher course preferably inside or outside the College of Business to satisfy their Upper Division Business Elective requirement. All upper division electives outside the College of Business must demonstrate a relationship to international business and receive the approval of the IB Department Chair.
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