International business

18 Credits - International Business Regional Studies or International Political Economy and Business

A major in international business prepares students to understand and apply business skills in in cross-cultural and global contexts. Students gain a competence in conducting business within and between markets and the environmental forces and policies that shape them.

Students choose between International Business Regional Studies or International Political Economy and Business . International Business Regional Studies Major gives students the opportunity to focus on the politics and economics of a particular geographical region. The International Political Economy and Business Major provides a global perspective on international business and trade and requires either study abroad or an internship.

Each major requires six courses, one of which can count toward other McDonough School of Business majors and two of which can, where applicable, count towards the Liberal Arts Core/Elective requirement and the successful completion of Language Proficiency equivalent to an intermediate level language (when starting with beginning level, a minimum of 12 credits or 4 semesters; note that some languages require 24 credits e.g., Chinese and Arabic).

 
 
 International Business Regional Studies Major
  • STRT-261: International Business
  • STRT-270: Advanced International Business
  • Two Regional/Area Courses - The area courses should courses specific to a single region.  (Approved list of Area Courses.)
  • Choose two courses from the following list:
  • BADM-290: Global Business Experience 
  • FINC-249: Global Financial Institutions
  • FINC-250: International Finance 
  • MARK-229: Marketing Across Borders
  • MGMT-205: Intercultural Communications
  • OPIM-262: Global Supply Chain Management

 

International Political Economy and Business Major
  • STRT-261: International Business
  • STRT-270: Advanced International Business
  • ECON-243: International Trade
  • One Politically-Focused Course: GOVT-261: International Political Economy or INAF-252: Intro to Econ & Pol Devt or  STRT-265: Business Government Relations (STRT-265 may not count toward both Business Core and IPEB Major)
  • Complete one additional three (3) credit internationally focused course from an approved international study abroad program or an internationally focused internship, approved by the IPEB major advisor, with concurrent enrollment in MGMT-310
  • Choose one course from the following list:

    • BADM-290: Global Business Experience 
    • ECON-244: International Finance
    • FINC-249: Global Financial Institutions 
    • FINC-250: International Finance 
    • MARK-229: Marketing Across Borders