Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in International Business
The bachelor of business administration (BBA) 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.
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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.
|IBUS 3001||Introduction to International Business|
|IBUS 3101||Global Financial Environment|
|Three of the following:|
|IBUS 3201||International Marketing Management|
|IBUS 3301||International Business Finance|
|IBUS 4202||Regional Strategy for Multinationals|
|IBUS 4203||Foreign Market Analysis|
|IBUS 4302||International Banking|
|IBUS 4303||International Monetary and Financial Issues|
|IBUS 4401||Managing the Multinational Enterprise|
|IBUS 4402||Managing in Developing Countries|
|IBUS 4403||Oil: Industry, Economy, and Society|
|IBUS 4404||Global Energy|
|IBUS 4900||Special Topics|
|IBUS 4995||Independent Study|
|One of the following:|
|ECON 2169||Introduction to the Economy of China|
|ECON 2181||International Trade Theory and Policy|
|ECON 2182||International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy|
|ECON 2185||Economic History and Problems of Latin America|
|GEOG 2145||Cultural Geography|
|or GEOG 2145W||Cultural Geography|
|GEOG 2146||Political Geography|
|GEOG 3154||Geography of the Middle East and North Africa|
|PSC 2330||Comparative Politics of Western Europe|
|PSC 2442||International Organizations|
|PSYC 3125||Cross-Cultural Psychology|
|SMPP 4900W||Special Topics (Strategy and International Political Economy)|
|SOC 2168||Economic Sociology|
|Additional options Include:|
|One foreign language course at the intermediate part I level or above.|
|One upper-level course numbered 2000 to 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.