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International Business Major

Rapid globalization is occurring in the contemporary business environment and foreign opportunities are quickly growing. Do you have the business skills and hands-on experience to take advantage of these international career opportunities?

Our programs and academics will help students stand out in a crowded job market by training them on important and current international business topics, including:

  • The complex and changing environmental forces that impact international business, and how companies can effectively adapt to these forces
  • Tools for assessing the attractiveness of potential international markets, as well as the alternatives for entering and expanding within these markets
  • Cross-cultural leadership and management practices that will promote success in international business
  • Practical, hands-on experiential exercises and activities designed to internalize the capabilities and mindset required for success in international business
  • Fluency in a second language at a conversational level or above (for example, satisfactory completion of language instruction through the 2120 level). This requirement may be waived for students who can demonstrate pre-existing bilingual fluency.
  • Completion of at least two international immersion experiences (e.g., study abroad, international internship, Global Consulting Project) or one international experience of substantial length and/or scope (e.g., two-semester study abroad). At least one of the international immersion experiences must be at least 6 to 10 weeks in length.

Complete all of the requirements listed below, some of which may be completed as a part of the College’s Global Requirement:

Required International Business Courses:

MGT 3600 - Introduction to International Business

Study of emergence of U.S. and non-U.S. multinational corporations, scope of their operations, and their impact on U.S. economy and consumer.

Requisites: COB and (Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 3650 - International Market Assessment and Entry

Examination of concepts, frameworks, and tools for assessing international market opportunities and for selecting and implementing appropriate means of international market entry.

Requisites: COB and (Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 4640 - International Comparative Management

Survey and analysis of similarities and differences in management systems, processes, and styles, as well as evaluation of changes and their impact in selected groups of countries.

Requisites: COB or Sr only
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 4650 - Transnational Strategy, Organization and Leadership

This capstone course in international business integrates theoretical and applied managerial concepts, strategies, and organizational practices associated with complex international and multinational organizations; administration of foreign operations; differences and conflicts between domestic and international policies and practices; and integration of cultural, technological, knowledge and organizational management imperatives in complex multinational and international operations.

Requisites: MGT 4640 and COB and (Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3.0

International Business Area of Emphasis

Complete one of the following tracks:

International Marketing Track

MKT 3580 - Professional Selling Techniques

Combines personal selling theory with actual practice. Students learn skills needed for successful careers in sales and marketing.

Requisites: MKT 2020 or 2400
Credit Hours: 3.0

MKT 3790 - Marketing Research

Provides an introduction to the field of marketing research for effective decision-making. Students will learn techniques involved in collection, tabulation, and analysis of marketing information.

Requisites: (MKT 2020 or 2400) and QBA 2010
Credit Hours: 3.0

MKT 4410 - International Marketing

Focuses on understanding the major issues facing international/global marketing managers today through the application of marketing principles in the international/global business environment.

Requisites: MKT 2020 or 2400
Credit Hours: 3.0

International Finance and Trade Track

ECON 3400 - International Trade

International trade patterns, theories of absolute and comparative advantage, classical and modern trade theory, tariffs, quotas, nontariff barriers, preferential trading arrangements.

Requisites: ECON 1030
Credit Hours: 3.0

ECON 3410 - International Monetary Systems

How exchange rates are determined, fixed vs. flexible rates, government intervention, fiscal and monetary policy in open economy, transmission of inflation and unemployment among nations, international capital movements, covered interest arbitrage, forward exchange, Euro-currency markets.

Requisites: ECON 1030 and 1040
Credit Hours: 3.0

FIN 4550 - International Finance

This course builds on the fundamental principles of corporate finance to provide the tools students need to participate in a dynamic global business environment.

Requisites: FIN 2400
Credit Hours: 3.0

International Entrepreneurship Track

MGT 3000 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Introduction to the opportunities and challenges of creating and managing a new venture. Emphasis is on how to manage a new venture and operate it profitably. Because of its comprehensive focus, the course will cover topics studied in several business classes including management, marketing, and finance.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3.0

OR ACCT 3770 - Entrepreneurial Accounting

This course takes accounting concepts and materials from introductory accounting and develops them in ways specifically intended to develop key financial capabilities in aspiring entrepreneurs. The focus is on the fundamental aspects of planning and control necessary for the accounting component of a business plan. These include cash management, comprehensive budgets, and forecasted financial statements. Topics in taxation are introduced such that the student can both better handle typical day-to-day operations and also better identify those urgent issues requiring outside experts.

Requisites: ACCT 1010 and 1020, and FIN 2020
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 3740 - Ideation and Business Models

This course is for entrepreneurs building the courage to create, and risk making mistakes in their quests for true innovations in products, services or processes. You will solve problems in uncertain and dynamic environments. Creativity is the central focus, which might be defined as applying your mental ability and curiosity to discover something new the act of relating previously unrelated things.

Requisites: MGT 2100
Credit Hours: 3.0

MGT 3730 - Entrepreneurial Business Consulting

During this applied learning experience, students are assigned to work as consultants with a real business. They will conduct background research, analyze the client’s current situation and context, and make recommendations on how to address a defined business problem. It is intended to enhance students’ analytical skills while giving them the opportunity to apply business and other academic concepts to a real-world situation. Also addressed are general business skills, such as report writing, presentation, client interaction skills, and team management skills.

Requisites: ACCT 3770 or MGT 3700
Credit Hours: 3.0