Meet Your Concentration

Today’s economy demands managers who can address the complexities of the global-business ecosystem.

In our cross-disciplinary international program, you’ll gain proficiency in a foreign language while you examine the cultural, technological and political forces that affect economies and businesses around the world. Through your dynamic coursework, you’ll discover what it takes to achieve managerial excellence and operational success in an increasingly global economy.

What You’ll Learn

As a student with an international business concentration, you will have an opportunity to profit from a range of opportunities:

  • Broaden your perspectives of global business by diving into topics such as international management, the economics of global behavior, cross-cultural organizational behavior and international marketing.
  • Cultivate an understanding of international interconnectedness by exploring complex trade relationships, supplier and customer networks, international economics and finance.
  • Evaluate strategies for successfully entering into foreign markets, including strategic alliances and foreign direct investments.
  • Learn how to address diversity in the workplace, including cultural differences and how they affect international negotiations.
  • Use this concentration to boost your business career, particularly in multinational firms, management consulting, investment banking, venture capital and other careers in the global context.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in semester-long internships and study-abroad programs. Build world travel and cultural immersion into your curriculum by studying in world business centers like London, Shanghai and São Paulo, Brazil.

Career Options

Having gained global market insight and cultural agility, you will be poised for opportunities across a number of fields, such as management; human resources; banking and finance; sales and marketing; and real estate. Potential employers could include:

  • Domestic and foreign corporations
  • Multinational service firms
  • Global small and medium enterprises
  • Domestic and foreign financial institutions
  • International marketing firms
  • International real estate firms
  • International trade firms
  • Contracting and consulting firms
  • Convention and visitors bureau
  • International airlines
  • Transportation, travel and hospitality industry

What You’ll Take

Business Requirements

All business administration majors must satisfy the college’s general education requirements and the following business requirements*:

BUS 1100

Introduction to Business

BUS 2203

Accounting for Business

BUS 2205

Principles of Marketing

BUS 2210

Management Information Systems

BUS 2213

Business Statistics

BUS 2215

Managerial Finance

BUS 2220

Operations Management

BUS 4402W

Strategic Analysis and Decision-Making

* ECO 1203 and MTH 1003 or MTH 1115 are prerequisite courses that must be completed by all business administration majors.

Concentration Requirements (complete all four) 

FIN 4406

International Financial Management

MGT 3357

International Management

MKT 3320

Global Marketing

INB 4450

Senior Seminar in International Business 

Additional Requirements (complete four courses)

In pursuing an international business concentration, you’ll be required to participate in courses outside of the traditional business curriculum. Additional requirements include:

  • Economics: One of the following: ECO 3303, ECO 3306 or ECO 3310.
  • Modern Language: Completion of two intermediate level (2010 and 2020) or above in a modern language.
  • Culture: One course chosen from the modern languages cultural course list or from an approved list of collegewide courses (see online course catalog for details).