The Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration program provides the array of practical business knowledge and skills that qualified business professionals are expected to possess, with specific emphasis on cross-border, multi-national operations in diverse industries. The core program is grounded in the basic business disciplines of accounting, economics, management, finance, marketing, and business law and includes a macro-level overview of the international business environment. The program also emphasizes the development of business communications skills through use of a required business writing course and extensive writing and presentation requirements in all courses. Quantitative skills applicable in business are covered in required mathematics courses as well in the discipline-specific work. Following this core content, students will pursue additional work in the study of global business cultures, cross-border transactions and the specialized legal and financial environment of global business. Graduates will also study decision making processes, ethical issues in business, and business operations and are expected to complete a capstone course in which all previously learned skills are applied in a comprehensive case study or business simulation format.
Graduates of the international business program are prepared to seek positions in management and as individual contributors in a variety of positions in firms that conduct significant cross-border business with particular focus on the management of global supply chains and logistics, multi-national human resource management, and the global marketing of products and services.
Note: This degree program awaits national accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), while it meets the ACBSP eligibility of 1) two years’ existence and 2) program graduates.