International Business

Program Overview

The international business co-major is designed to enable students in the College of Business Administration to expand the breadth and depth of their knowledge by combining international business with another business major.

Concurrent business majors include accounting, advertising, business administration, information systems, economics, entrepreneurial studies, finance, global supply chain management, health care management, human resource management, management and leadership, marketing, sport management.

Curriculum Overview

Students in the international business co-major take four international business elective from a list including such courses as international advertising, international business law, independent study: global business, advanced seminar in global outsourcing, international trade and investment, comparative economic systems, international entrepreneurship, international finance, international management and international marketing.

Students also take an experiential elective such as a global business internship, a global business study tour, independent study or a study abroad program. 

Degree Offered

  • B.S.B.A. in International Business


Meng-Chen Hsieh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sweigart Hall 313

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Associated Department/College: College of Business Administration 

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International Business Major Requirements

 Business Administration

(15 credits)

International Business Electives
Select four of the following:12
International Business Law
Independent Study
Adv. Sem in Global Outsourcing
Internatl Trade and Investment
Comparative Economic Systems
Post-Soviet Economy
International Entrepreneurship
International Finance
International Management
International Marketing
International Advertising
Global Business of Sports
Experiential Elective
Select one of the following: 13
Global Business Internship
International Business Tour
Nature's Business
Emerging Nations Study Tour
Independent Study
International Business Tour
Global Encounters: Special Education Abroad: A Comparative Experience
The Arts Abroad
Special Topics in Political Science
Total Credits15

Liberal Arts

(6 credits)

Two courses (6 credits) chosen from a list of approved international liberal arts electives (can be applied to the Foreign Language minor).

Optional Addition—Foreign Language Minor

Total of six courses (18 credits) in a foreign language.

International Liberal Arts Electives include courses in the humanities, social sciences and foreign languages:

CHI 307Images of Women in Chinese Literature and Film3
CHI 310Chinese Culture and Civilization3
CHI 311Calligraphy As a Window to Chinese Language and Culture3
COM 252Intercultural Communication1.5-3
COM 352/GLS 352Chinese and American Intercultural Commu3
COM 393/GLS 393International Communication3
ENG 281Global Film History: Origins to 19603
ENG 282Global Film History: 1961 to Present3
ENG 383Global Cinemas3
ENG 337Global Literature3
FMS 250Global Film History: Origins to 19603
FMS 251Global Film History: 1961 to Present3
FMS 383Global Cinemas3
FRE 311French Culture3
GER 310German Culture3
GLS 180Understanding Global Relations3
GLS 200Social Construction Global Soc3
GLS 201Politics of the Global Economy3
GLS 285The Student Global Village3
GLS 295Emerging Issues Global Multin'l Studies3
GLS 310Ethnographic Film3
GLS 325Global Persptvs Hlth & Illness3
GLS 447Global Literature3
GLS 491Intership in Global Studies1-4
HIS 191Europe Since 17153
HIS 201African American History3
HIS 200Native American History3
HIS 243Italy Middle Ages to Present3
HIS 246Modern Britain3
HIS 248History of Ireland3
HIS 249Women in Europe from Antiquity to the French Revolution3
HIS 274Modern Russia3
HIS 280Vietnam in Peace and War3
HIS 281Modern Middle East3
HIS 282Colonial Latin America3
HIS 283Modern Latin America3
HIS 284Caribbean History3
HIS 286Modern East Asia3
HIS 288African History3
HIS 289History of Modern Japan3
HIS 307The Immigrant in American Life3
HIS 33320th-Century Europe3
HIS 341China in Revolution3
HIS 342Women in East Asia3
LIT 250Masterworks of Western Lit I3
LIT 251Masterworks of Western Lit II3
LIT 311Russian Literature 1850-19173
LIT 330Russian Culture3
MUS 308/GLS 308World Music3
PHL 207Asian Philosophy3
PHL 348Indian Philosophy3
PHL 358Chinese Philosophy3
PHL 368Japanese Philosophy3
POL 215/GLS 215Global Politics3
POL 216Comparative Political Systems3
POL 218Asian Political Systems3
POL 225/GLS 225Nationalism in World Politics3
POL 255European Politics3
POL 267Chinese Politics3
POL 272Politics of Latin America3
POL 307Political Communication3
POL 309Will China Be Next Superpower?3
POL 315/GLS 315Global Issues3
POL 320Politics of the Middle East3
POL 321International Law3
POL 329/GLS 329Comparative Environmntl Policy3
POL 365/GLS 365Third World Politics3
POL 366Communist Systems: Politics and Policies3
POL 367/GLS 367Pol Exile, Asylum & Diaspora3
POL 368/GLS 368International Organizations3
POL 371The Arab-Israeli Conflict3
SOC 311Social and Cultural Change3
SOC 341Developing Societies3
SPA 310Spanish Culture & Civilization3
SPA 311Latin American Latino Culture3
Any foreign language elective

Courses and Descriptions

BUS 375 International Business Law 3 Credits

This course considers the impact of international organizations and treaties on global business and examines the various methods of international dispute resolution. Important legal and ethical issues related to conducting business overseas are discussed including the topics of labor and employment rights, environmental law, and intellectual property.

Prerequisite(s): 54 credits.

ECO 305 Internatl Trade and Investment 3 Credits

Studies the theory, institutions, and structures underlying the international flow of trade and investment. Topics are: the theory of international trade; balance of payment analysis; the international monetary system; adjustment to balance of payment disequilibrium; regional economic integration; the economic effects of trade restrictions; and trade and foreign investment problems of developing nations.

Prerequisite(s): ECO 200 and ECO 201.

ECO 315 Comparative Economic Systems 3 Credits

Provides a conceptual framework for classifying and comparing economic systems. Presents theory of the capitalist market economy and case studies of the U.S., Japanese, French, and Swedish economies. Examines theory of the centrally planned economy, its transition, and case studies of the Soviet and its successor states, Chinese, and East European economies. Case studies are necessarily limited, concentrating on selected topics, such as transition strategies, industrial policy, etc.

Prerequisite(s): ECO 200 and ECO 201.

ECO 365 Post-Soviet Economy 3 Credits

Studies the contemporary post-Soviet economic system, with emphasis on institutions, policies and issues related to business opportunities in this area. Topics covered include the historic, geographic, political, and cultural setting, planning and plan implementation in the traditional system, current reforms and prospects for the future, with special reference to the foreign trade institutions and experience of foreign firms doing business in the post-Soviet Union and Eastern European countries.

Prerequisite(s): EC0 200 and EC0 201 or permission of instructor.

ENT 375 International Entrepreneurship 3 Credits

Students will learn how new or small ventures enter international markets. Requirements include developing a case about starting or running a venture in a single country of the student’s choice.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201 and junior standing.

FIN 308 International Finance 3 Credits

Financial management in the international environment. Topics include balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, arbitrage, hedging of currency risk, country risk management, and the evaluation of foreign investment opportunities.

Prerequisite(s): FIN 220.

MGT 375 International Management 3 Credits

This course explores the ways in which culture impacts management practices and organizational behavior and dynamics. Topics include cross cultural communication, expatriate selection and training, leading and motivating cross cultural teams, developing organizational strategies to compete in a global market place, international business ethics, and current topics.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 201.

MKT 330 International Marketing 3 Credits

This course examines the global marketplace and the complexities of its environmental influences, and necessary adaptations in formulating the strategies for product, pricing, promotion, channel and supply chain management.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 200.

MKT 369 International Advertising 3 Credits

This course introduces students to the general landscape of international advertising with emphasis on understanding the opportunities and challenges entailed in international advertising management. The course will cover the subject from three aspects, including the international advertising environment, the international advertising industry, and international advertising strategies.

Prerequisite: MKT 200 or permission of instructor.