Oct 20, 2019
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.
- FY Seminar-CORE 100 or THEO 111
- ENGL 101/115
- Foreign Language4
- Mathematical Perspectives-MATH 140 or 170
- Social Science Elective-ECON 200 1
- BUAD 101
- CORE 101
- THEO 111 or FY Seminar-CORE 100
- Foreign Language4
- Historical Perspectives Elective
- ECON 201
- MKTG 300
- BUAD 102
- CORE 102
- PHIL 100
- Humanities Elective 3
- ACCT 200
- BAIS 210
- MGMT 200 (DCR Flag)
- BUAD 201
- Scientific Perspectives or Natural Sciences Elective 2
- ACCT 201
- ECON 300
- BAIS 211
- BAIS 220
- BUAD 202
- MGMT 201 (Oral Communications & Writing Flag)
- Philosophical Perspectives-PHIL 200
- FINC 300-(Quantitative Reasoning Flag)
- MKTG 320-International Marketing
- MGMT 325-International Management
- BUAD 301
- Theological Perspectives Elective
- ENGL 205
- Creative Perspectives Elective
- INBU Elective
- Global Cultural Knowledge Elective GCK
- BUAD 302
- Natural Science Elective or Scientific Perspective 2
- MGMT 302
- FINC 476-International Finance
- Business Elective or Internship for Credit
- General Elective 1*
- BUAD 401
- Business Core Capstone
- BLAW 300 (ERS)
- BUAD 495-Capstone in International Business
- Global Cultural Knowledge GCK
- General Elective 2*
- BUAD 402
- CORE 499
- Minimum for undergraduate degree is 120 hours. Major is 21 hours (plus business elective or internship for credit).
- 1-Social Science: Business majors must take ECON 200 as Social Science Elective
- 2-Science: Take any six hours of science - but must include at least 3 hours of Natural Science such as BIOL, CHEM or PHYS
- 3-Humanities: Include any Literature (except 205), CLAS, HIST 200+, THEO 300+, PHIL 300+ (but cannot also double count as ERS)
- 4-Foreign Language: INBU majors must demonstrate intermediate language proficiency (complete 202-level)
- GCK–Global Cultural Knowledge electives include courses in HIST, POLI, INBU as well as a new foreign language. Many study abroad courses fulfill this requirement.
- FLAGS: All flags are included in business core curriculum
- *General electives may be filled by any course or pre-requisites based on Math or Foreign Language placement scores
- Study abroad is required in this major. Otherwise you must take 6 additional hours of a foreign language beyond 202-level.
- Note: many INBU majors double major in another business discipline.