May 26, 2018
The Dept of Management and Entrepreneurship offers the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in International Business. The world is a global marketplace creating great opportunities for careers in business, trade, government and non-government organizations (NGOs) for people with good business and technical skills, as well as cross-cultural and foreign language abilities.
- Living and working in the U.S. for a company that sends you abroad for business travel, or
- Working for a company that sends you abroad to work for a number of years at a time.
The International Business major is an interdisciplinary program that provides you with skills and knowledge to pursue a long-term career in international business. Courses and faculty come from a number of disciplines across the Williams College of Business. Because companies often provide foreign assignments to employees who are trained in their domestic operations, we recommend considering a second major such as marketing, finance, information systems, or accounting; if you can’t do that, take a few targeted courses in one discipline.
Requirements for the Major in International Business
- Through the 202 course level (the Intermediate level).
Business core requirements:
42 hours includes
21 total credit hours required, as follows:
12 hours of Global Business Skills:
and one of the following:
3 hours of International Business Capstone:
6 hours of Global Cultural Knowledge:
- A history course — not used to satisfy university core requirements — that addresses the history of a country or region of the world except the U.S.
- A modern language course at the 300-400 level in the language used to fulfill the modern language skill requirement of the major.
- A course in a modern language that is not being used to fulfill the modern language skill requirement in the major.
- 3 hours of business electives.
- A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the economics courses.
Students engage in a summer-long or semester-long study-abroad or work abroad in a country other than one’s native country. (Two additional courses of foreign language generally at the 300-level or above, may be substituted for the international experience. To pursue this option, see the international business advisor; these cannot also be counted toward the International Cultural Elective.)
To help plan your courses, study- or work-abroad experience, and future career, be sure to meet with one of the international business advisors.
B.S.B.A. International Business
This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.
- CORE 100: First Year Seminar
- Mathematical Perspectives: MATH 140, 150, or 170
- ENGLISH 101: English Composition
- Foreign Language I
- MARKETING 300: Principles of Marketing
- CORE 101
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 101: The Business Profession I
- Quantitative Reasoning Elective
- THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations
- Foreign Language II
- Historical Perspectives
- Social Science Elective: ECONOMICS 200
- INFORMATION SYSTEMS 120: Introduction to Business Tech
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 102: The Business Profession I
- CORE 102
- PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
- ECONOMICS 201: Macroeconomic Principles.
- ACCOUNTING 200: Introductory Financial Accounting
- STATISTICS 211: Statistics For Business II
- SHRM 200: Human Resources In a Diverse Setting
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 201: The Business Profession II
- Natural Science Elective
- ECONOMICS 300: International Trade and Business Enviorment
- ACCOUNTING 201 or FINANCE 300
- MANAGEMENT 300: Managerial Behavior
- INFORMATION SYSTEMS 220: Management of Information Technology
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 202: The Business Profession II
- PHILOSOPHY 200: Philosophical Perspectives
- Humanities Elective
- FINANCE 300 or ACCOUNTING 201
- MARKETING 320: International Marketing
- MANAGEMENT 325: International Management
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 301: The Business Profession III
- Theological Perspectives
- ENGLISH 205: Literature and Moral Imaginiation
- MANAGEMENT 301: Oral Communications Elective
- International Business Elective
- Global Cultural Knowledge
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 302: The Business Profession III
- Natural Science Elective or Scientific Perspective
- MANAGEMENT 302: Quality and Product in Operation
- FINANCE 476: International Finance
- Global Cultural Knowledge
- Business Elective or Internship
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 401: The Business Profession IV
- Creative Perspective
- BLAW 300: Legal Enviorment
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 495: Capstone in International Business
- Writing Intensive Elective
- General Elective
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 402: The Business Profession IV
- CORE 499