BS in Business - International Business

This program is offered by the Department of Management Studies.

With the globalization of today and the liberalization of trade, international business studies provide a deep insight into the world’s economy and markets, as well as a comprehensive look into how businesses strategize and operate on an international level. International Business explores the dynamics of doing business on a world scale, as well as the opportunities, costs and challenges the organizations face while attempting to expand to or connect with foreign markets. 

This area of emphasis provides a global perspective on management, finance, marketing, international affairs and economics while providing students with the fundamentals of business knowledge. This emphasis aims at preparing students for work in the international marketplace as business professionals who are able to understand and benefit from the dynamics of international business and finance.

Emphasis Curriculum

The changes in Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), business electives, and free electives requirements are applicable for the entering class of Fall 2021. Existing students may choose to follow the old or below new curriculum.

A minimum of 92 credits are required to graduate, distributed as follows:

  • Business Core Requirements (36 credits)
  • Emphasis Requirements (12 credits)
  • Other Requirements (12 credits)
  • LAS Requirements (30 credits)*
  • Free Electives (8 credits)

* The core business courses ECO201 and ECO202 fulfill 6 of these credits, as they are also LAS Social Sciences requirements.

The changes in LAS, business electives, and free electives requirements are applicable for the entering class of Fall 2021. Existing students may choose to follow the old or the new curriculum.

Business Core Requirements (36 credits)

  • ACC203 Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • ACC204 Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS213 Business Law & Ethics (3 cr.)
  • BUS299 Civic Engagement (0 cr.)
  • ECO201 Microeconomics (3 cr. )
  • ECO202 Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • FIN301 Managerial Finance (3 cr.)
  • ITM211 Information Technology Management (3 cr.)
  • MGT201 Introduction to Management (3 cr.)
  • MGT420 Strategic Planning & Policy Formulation (3 cr.)
  • MKT201 Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.)
  • OPM301 Operation & Production Management (3 cr.)
  • QBA201 Managerial Statistics (3 cr.)

Emphasis Requirements (12 credits)

  • ECO335 International Economics (3 cr.)
  • FIN322 Global Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • IBS311 Managing Multinational Corporation (3 cr.)
  • MKT311 International Marketing (3 cr.)

Other Requirements (12 credits)

Business Electives: Choose any 12 credits of the following courses: 

BLOCK A: Minimum 6 credits, Maximum 12 credits

  • ECO311 Economic Development (3 cr.)
  • FEM312 Digital Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
  • FEM410 Corporate Governance (3 cr.)
  • FIN302 Financial Institutions and Markets (3 cr.)
  • HOM321 Tourism Eco.& Cult. Impact  (3 cr.)
  • IBS488 Sp.Top. in Int’l Bus. . (3 cr.)
  • MGT301 Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)
  • POL313 Concepts of International relations (3 cr.)

BLOCK B: Maximum 6 credits

1- Soft Skills: Maximum 3 credits

  • MGT236 Communication Skills (1 cr.)
  • MGT336 Developing a Business Plan (1 cr.)
  • MGT338 Negotiation Skills (1 cr.)
  • MGT436 Personality & Career Development (1 cr.)
  • MGT438 Leadership Skills (1 cr.)
  • MGT399 Internship/Practicum (1 cr.) 

2- Vertically Integrated Projects: Maximum 3 credits 

  • VIP201
  • VIP301
  • VIP401 

Other Electives

  • BDA301 Introduction to Applied Data Analytics (3 cr.)
  • QBA301 Intermediate Managerial Statistics (3 cr.)
  • BUS311 Research Methods (3 cr.)

LAS Requirements (30 credits)

Free Electives (8 credits)

Recommended Study Plan

Year One

Fall (15 credits)

  • ACC203 Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • MGT201 Introduction to Management (3 cr.)
  • ECO201 Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • Liberal Arts Core (3 cr.)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 cr.)

Spring (16 credits)

Year Two

Fall (15 credits)

  • QBA201Managerial Statistics (3 cr.)
  • ITM211 IT Management I (3 cr.)
  • FIN301 Managerial Finance (3 cr.)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 cr.)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 cr.)

Spring (15 credits)

  • BUS213 Business Law & Ethics (3 cr.)
  • MKT311 International Marketing (3 cr.)
  • IBS311 Managing the Multinational Corporation (3 cr.)
  • Business Elective I (3 cr.)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 cr.)

Year Three

Fall (16 credits)

  • BUS299 Civic Engagement (0 cr.)
  • OPM301 Operations & Production Management (3 cr.)
  • FIN322 Global Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • Business Elective II (3 cr.)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3cr.)
  • Free Elective (3 cr.)
  • Free Elective (1 cr.)

Spring (15 credits)

  • MGT420 Strategic Planning & Policy Formation (3 cr.)
  • ECO335 International Economics (3 cr.)
  • Business Elective III  (3 cr.)
  • Business Elective IV  (3 cr.)
  • Free Elective  (3 cr.)

Career Prospects

The International Business emphasis is beneficial to the student’s career, regardless of the industry, since an understanding of international transactions and organizational strategies is favored today.

In addition to the known business career paths, especially in multinationals, the student may explore:

  • Trade 
  • Import/Export 
  • Stock Market
  • International Banking
  • International Development Organizations