Oct 16, 2018
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:
Business Core Courses
A 2.00 grade point average must be attained in the business core. At least half of the 42 total credit hours must be taken at Xavier.
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