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International Business (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in International Business gives students the opportunity to examine the complex challenges that face managers when organizations and products cross national borders.

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The overall program is structured to develop your basic managerial competencies as well as the specialized skills, knowledge, and perspectives required to become effective decision-makers in the global marketplace. The increasing demand for employees with expertise in international business follows directly from the number of businesses, including firms of all sizes, moving into the international trade and investment arena.

As a student in International Business, you are required to pursue two years of college-level foreign language study or to demonstrate an equivalent proficiency in a language other than English. Students are strongly encouraged to spend a minimum of one semester in a country other than your home, either in a study-abroad or in an internship experience.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126

 

Freshman - Credits: 32-33

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
ACC 175 - Financial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 110 - Business Computers I (Cr: 3)
or elective
BUS 120 - Business Fundamentals I (Cr: 3)
BUS 121 - Business Fundamentals II (Cr: 3)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
ACC 185 - Managerial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 200 - Marketing (Cr: 3)
BUS 210 - Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 270 - Communicating in Business (Cr: 3)
BUS 303 - International Business (Cr: 3)
ECN 201 - Macroeconomics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Global Issues General Education Requirement
ECN 202 - Microeconomics (Cr: 3)
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • International Business Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
BUS 320 - Organizational Behavior (Cr: 3)
BUS 350 - Global Marketing Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 370 - Business Analysis and Research (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
BUS 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
ECN 302 - Intermediate Microeconomics (Cr: 3)
IST 315 - Intercultural Communication (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the World Cultures General Education Requirement

Senior - Credits: 30

  • International Business Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Electives  (Cr: 6)
BUS 415 - Business Negotiation (Cr: 3)
BUS 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
BUS 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
BUS 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

International Business Electives

International Business students must also complete two years of foreign language study at the college level or demonstrate an equivalent proficiency in a language other than English.

Choose four (4) from the following:

BUS 327 - Supply Chain Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 340 - International Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 355 - Risk Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 365 - Business, the Environment, and Sustainability (Cr: 3)
BUS 425 - Business and Society (Cr: 3)
BUS 450 - Dynamics of Leadership (Cr: 3)
BUS 475 - Business Strategy and Policy (Cr: 3)
HST 310 - Economies and Peoples (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the international business program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in international business.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data effectively.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to international business problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the international business arena.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of international business.
  • Apply a range of business 'best practices' in a professional international business environment.

Internships

International Business students have recently completed internships at:

PepsiCo
Mexican Consulate of Boston
World Affairs Council of Boston

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the analytical and problem- solving skills needed to meet complex challenges in international business.
  2. Apply a range of international business 'best practices' in a professional environment.
  3. Recognize the importance of behaving ethically in the professional setting.
  4. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within international business.
  5. Communicate effectively in oral and written form following the conventions of international business.
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