International Business

The international business concentration is designed for students who want to prepare themselves to meet the challenges associated with globalization. This concentration must be taken in tandem with another major (accounting)  or concentration. Students must complete the international course for the functional area of their primary concentration, if offered. This international course can be used to fulfill either a requirement in the primary concentration or the international business concentration. It cannot be double-counted.


International Business Concentration: 12 credits
Four courses selected from the following:
ECON 311 Global Economic Issues
(or ECON 411 for economics concentration)
3 credits
BFIN 327 International Finance 3 credits
MGMT 355 International Management 3 credits
MKTG 417 International Marketing 3 credits
OPER 440 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 credits

Course descriptions are found under the respective disciplines.

Students with a concentration in international business may not double-count any of the above courses to satisfy the broadening, international, experiential elective in the business administration major. Students in this concentration may count one three credit foreign language course taken at the 300-level (upper division) or above at a university to satisfy the international three- credit requirement in the BIE group. A course in a student’s native language does not fulfill this requirement.

School of Business majors are required to complete the University core curriculum (I-V), and the School of Business Administration core, which consists of 53 credits (VI-XXI). Additionally, upper division requirements from the specific business major must be completed. General electives complete the 128 semester credit hour degree requirements. University and business school core courses at the 100- and 200-level should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

I.  Thought & Expression (7 credits): ENGL 101, SPCO 101, and PHIL 101 (preferably taken in the same semester)

II.  Philosophy (9 credits): PHIL 201, PHIL 301, and PHIL 400- level elective

III.  Religious Studies (9 credits): RELI 100, RELI 200, and RELI 300 levels: one course from each level

IV.  Mathematics (3-4 credits): MATH 114, MATH 148, or MATH 157

V.  English Literature (3 credits): ENGL 102, ENGL 103H, ENGL 105, or ENGL 106

VI.  Business Computing (2 credits): BUSN 111

VII.  Fine Arts (3 credits): any VART, MUSC, or THEA

VIII.  History (3 credits): HIST 101, HIST 102 or HIST 112

IX. Science (3 credits): any BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS

X.  Social Sciences (3 credits): any CRIM, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI

XI.  Accounting (6 credits): ACCT 260 and ACCT 261

XII.  Economics (6 credits): ECON 201 and ECON 202

XIII.  Statistics (3 credits): BUSN 230 or MATH 121 or MATH 321

XIV.  Information Systems (3 credits): BMIS 235

XV.  Business Law (3 credits): BUSN 283

XVI.  Finance (3 credits): BFIN 320

XVII.  Management (3 credits): MGMT 350

XVIII.  Marketing (3 credits): MKTG 310

XIX.  Operations Management (3 credits): OPER 340

XX.  Business Ethics (3 credits) BUSN 480 and BUSN 485

XXI.  Strategy (3 credits) BUSN 481

Students admitted with more than 45 semester credits may receive a waiver of one of the following School of Business core requirements: HIST 101, HIST 102, or HIST 112; or social science elective; or science elective; or fine arts elective.