In addition to the Girard School’s Business Enterprise core, the International Business concentration requires courses in international economics, international finance, global marketing, international management, and a senior capstone course – the International Business Seminar.
IB concentrates must also complete (or demonstrate competency at) the intermediate level (4 semesters) in a modern language other than English. (For students whose first language is other than English, additional coursework in English or another field may be substituted, as advised by the IB Coordinator.) In addition, IB concentrates must complete a designated “culture course” chosen from those offered by many departments across campus, including modern languages, religious studies, sociology, communication, history, and international relations, among others.
Study or internship abroad for a semester is expected of IB concentrates, although it is not required.
International Business Concentration Required Courses (5 courses/20 credits):
- MGT 3357 International Management
- FIN 4406 International Finance
- MKT 3320 Global Marketing
- ECO one International Economics course
- INB 4450 International Business Seminar
Modern Language Requirements:
Competence equivalent or completion of the intermediate level (2010 or 2020) in a modern language.
One course from the Modern Languages cultural course list or choose from a list of approved courses in Communication, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology or Women’s and Gender Studies. (See catalog for a more comprehensive list)
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