Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in International Business

The bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) with a concentration in international business provides students with the analytical tools and conceptual framework needed to understand the international financial, political, and economic environment; how that environment influences a firm’s strategy and performance; how culture plays a role in guiding a firm’s strategic activities; and how a firm can leverage home and host country resources to overcome challenges inherent in managing a multinational enterprise. The academic program allows students to understand international business from three interrelated perspectives: international economics and finance, international marketing, and international corporate strategy.

This field provides the basic academic foundations for entry-level positions in international business, particularly in multinational corporations, international banks, and governmental agencies. Such organizations include the Export-Import Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury, in addition to international institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

In addition to the requirements for the bachelor of business administration the concentration in international business requires five field courses, one international field course, one foreign language course, and one upper-level course.  

Field
IBUS 3001Introduction to International Business
IBUS 3101Global Financial Environment
Three of the following:
IBUS 3201International Marketing Management
IBUS 3301International Business Finance
IBUS 4202Regional Strategy for Multinationals
IBUS 4203Foreign Market Analysis
IBUS 4302International Banking
IBUS 4303International Monetary and Financial Issues
IBUS 4401Managing the Multinational Enterprise
IBUS 4402Managing in Developing Countries
IBUS 4900Special Topics
IBUS 4995Independent Study
International field
One of the following:
ECON 2169Introduction to the Economy of China
ECON 2181 International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON 2182International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
ECON 2185Economic History and Problems of Latin America
GEOG 2145Cultural Geography
or GEOG 2145W Cultural Geography
GEOG 2146Political Geography
GEOG 3154Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
PSC 2330Comparative Politics of Western Europe
PSC 2442International Organizations
PSYC 3125Cross-Cultural Psychology
SMPP 4900WID - Strategy and International Political Economy
SOC 2168Economic Sociology
Additional options Include:
One foreign language course at the intermediate I or higher level
One upper-level course numbered 2000-4999 from any department with the exception of Art History (AH), Fine Arts (FA), Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (EXNS), International Business (IBUS), Music (MUS), or Theatre and Dance (TRDA)

Students should consult with the advisor for specific bachelor of business administration general education courses that apply to this concentration.