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Business Management, International Business Concentration, BSBA

Shippensburg University's AACSB-accredited Business Management, International Business Concentration, BSBA program provides you with knowledge of business, management, marketing, finance and economics to the global arena while familiarizing you with various world cultures, religions and societies.

What Will I Learn?

This degree program provides you with a better grasp of the opportunities, challenges and facilitates functioning in an international environment. You will benefit from exposure to the cultures of various countries, development of competence in at least one foreign language and training in a broad range of management and business theories and skills relevant to international operations. This major encourages you to take a global perspective of business management, understand cultural differences and languages and familiarize yourself with other barriers to commerce across national boundaries.

JJ Saukko preparing to kick a soccer ball while other soccer players surround him

Meet JJ Saukko

“My major gives a very broad view of the world and how we actually interact with people and business across borders pretty much every day without even noticing. International business and global studies in general makes you see aspects of foreign cultures, as well as your own, in a new light.”

How JJ Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

You will need to complete 120 credits in the following areas:

  • General education courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
  • Business core courses: This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior and business law as well as other business subjects.
  • International management courses: This sequence of courses provides the necessary technical knowledge with respect to tools, techniques and concepts.

You must also take 12 credits of modern languages courses. Proficiency in a foreign language is a requirement.


Possible double majors include finance, accounting, MIS, accounting, supply chain management and public administration.

Recommended minors include psychology, computer science, ethnic studies and technical/professional communications.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

This program prepares you for jobs in government agencies, multinational corporations and small-medium firms with international intend or operation. In addition to being qualified for entry-level positions in United States firms, our graduates have taken management trainee positions in United States subsidiaries of foreign firms such as BMW, Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever.

You will also have a solid foundation for graduate study.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

The John L. Grove College of Business is internationally accredited by the most prestigious business-accrediting agency, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Shippensburg University offers small class sizes and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one contact with faculty members. Classes are taught by professionals with both a strong theoretical understanding of business administration and a working knowledge of modern international management practices.

There are a number of clubs you can participate in to learn more about your area of study outside the classroom. Student professional organizations will provide you with a variety of opportunities to develop professional contacts, enhance your course of study with hands-on application and build lasting friendships within the business community.

Although studying abroad is not a program requirement, it is strongly recommended that you take advantage of study abroad opportunities to development language skills and enhance your awareness of cultural and business practice differences.

Contact the Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department Grove Hall 224 Phone: 717-477-1439