The International Business major leads students to integrate knowledge of international finance, management, marketing, to an understanding of business processes, as conducted in the complex domain of international business. A semester-long study abroad or an internship with a foreign company is strongly recommended but not required. International Business students can pursue careers in a number of areas such as: domestic and foreign financial institutions, international marketing firms, international trade firms, contracting companies, and consulting firms.
Requirements for the International Business major are: Principles of Micro- and Macro-economics (EC141, EC142), Financial Accounting (AC111), Business Statistics (BU121), Financial Management (FI261), International Business Management (BU272), Principles of Marketing (MK231), International Marketing (MK333), International Human Resource Management (BU335) International Financial Management (FI363), one International Business elective or International Elective chosen from International Economics (EC247), Business in Developing & Emerging Markets (BU324), Comparative Politics (PO104), International Relations (PO106), International Law (PO214), International Organizations and Global Governance (PO224), International Political Economy (PO232, formerly PO330), Business German (GR321), or any business language course. Others with permission of chair.
Course Sequence Outline
Please note that some classes in Economics and Business require that students have access to a computer during class time. These courses will be noted below. Students will in some cases be expected to bring a laptop to these classes.
International Business majors take Business Statistics, Financial Accounting, Financial Management, and Principles of Marketing. Depending on their initial placement they will finish their language requirement this semester. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major.
International Business majors take International Business Management, International Marketing (offered once a year), International Financial Management (offered once year), International Human Resource Management (offered once a year) or the International Business/International elective. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s). One semester or a full year of study abroad is strongly encouraged for this year.
International Business majors will take International Financial Management, International Human Resource Management or International Marketing if it was not taken Junior year. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).