Catalogue 2012 - 2013

International Business Major

General Information

The International Business curriculum is designed for students interested in globally-focused careers in business. The program is intended to develop business knowledge and skills that specifically address the challenges and opportunities of the international context. The International Business major includes all of the core areas of business as well as directed attention to the multi-national elements of business practice including communication, economics, finance, management, and marketing. International Business majors are encouraged to complete a dual major or minor program as the basis for enhanced entry-level opportunities.

Career Preparation

In order to help students understand careers available to International Business majors, faculty design assignments and class projects to guide students from career exploration through career implementation. Examples of some of these include:

  1. Career Exploration in the freshman year occurs in a First Year Seminar course where students are introduced to international business career opportunities;
  2. Career Investigation in the sophomore year includes classroom assignments and projects in the required course, "Introduction to International Business";
  3. Career Determination in the junior year is accomplished in MAN 311, MK 311 and FIN 322 where students complete a career assignment; and
  4. Career Implementation in the senior year is addressed through instruction in networking and job search skills in Seminar in International Business combined with the internship and other field experiences. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for entry into a variety of industries, with initial job placements in US firms doing business abroad; non-US firms doing business in the US; government agencies at the state, regional, or national level; or international trade or commerce associations.

Faculty

Faculty members in the International Business major are from all departments in the College of Business.

Program Learning Goals

Having completed a major in International Business, the student will have the ability to:

  1. translate knowledge of the functional business areas to the international domain;
  2. apply knowledge of environmental factors affecting international firms in order to make recommendations for business decisions or actions;
  3. apply knowledge of international regulation and trade agreements in order to make recommendations for business decisions or actions; and
  4. apply knowledge of the role of culture and communication in the management of international businesses in order to make recommendations for business decisions or actions.

See Core Requirements for All Business Majors and General University Requirements (83 credit hours)

Major Requirements

Required International Business courses (9 credit hours)

MAN 311International Management

3 cr.

MK 311Multinational Marketing (Formerly MK 411)

3 cr.

FIN 322International Finance

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9

Other Required Courses (9 credit hours)

COMM 348Intercultural Communication

3 cr.

EC 371International Monetary Economics

3 cr.

EC 372International Trade

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9

Non-business Electives (9 credit hours)

NBEL XXXNon-business Electives

9 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9

Business Electives (3 credits hours)

BUS XXXBusiness Elective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 122