International Business Concentration Courses
American firms, large and small, have the opportunity to participate in worldwide business ventures, whether through exporting, importing, international trade, or by manufacturing or setting up service operations overseas. These firms also face the challenges of competition from foreign companies who either export to or build facilities in the United States.
The international business concentration provides students with a better grasp of these opportunities and challenges and facilitates functioning in an international environment. The program provides exposure to the cultures of various countries, development of a competence in at least one foreign language, and training in a broad range of management and business theories and skills relevant to international operations.
About International Business
B.S.B.A. Core Requirements
B.S.B.A. Worksheet/Flow Chart/Suggested Program Plan/Others Forms
Course Descriptions (SU Undergraduate Catalog, Section 3)
The B.S.B.A. in International Business Management requires 120 credits total for graduation. These include courses in:
- General Education
- S.B.A Core
- International Business Management Concentration (listed below)
- Free Electives
Required (12 crs)
- MGT340 Human Resource Management
- MGT370 International Business
- MGT470 International Management
- MKT360 International Marketing
Electives (6 crs)
Choose 2 from the following 3 credit courses:
- ANT220 Anthropology for International Studies
- ECO321 International Economics
- ECO325 Globalization: Issues & Policies
- FIN425 Global Financial Management
- GEO101 World Geography
- MGT349 International Human Resource Mgt.
- MGT380 Global Business Exploration I (1-3 crs.)
- MGT381 Global Business Exploration II (1-3 crs.)
- PLS141 Intro International Relations
Required General Education
Twelve credits in one modern language and beyond the beginning level (other than one of the literature courses) shall be elected by the student. All four courses must be taught in the selected language. At least one commercial course (e.g., FRN215, GER215, SPN250) shall be among the four courses selected by the student. Students in International Management must achieve an intermediate level on the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Oral Proficiency Interview. This competency examination must be completed no later than the end of the junior year (90 credits).
The program prepares students for job opportunities in multinational corporations or smaller firms with international operations. The program also provides a solid foundation for the pursuit of graduate study.