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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Learning Goals

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)


  • 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)

NOTE: Not all electives are offered every term, please verify with your business advisor or online at (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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