Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 24, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

International Business Concentration

We are moving progressively further away from a world in which national economies and national firms are relatively isolated from one another by barriers to cross-border trade and investment, distance, time zones, language, and national differences in government regulation, culture, and business systems, and toward a world in which national economies are merging into an interdependent global economic system. With foundations in economic theory and core business functions, students study the global environment for international business, how firms become and remain international in scope, how to successfully negotiate international business relationships, cross-cultural management, etc. A number of semester-long and intensive three-week, study-abroad opportunities are particularly fitting for international-business (IB) students.

To complete the International Business concentration, students must complete the same courses required of the business management major, with the exception that the twelve credit hours of electives that must consist of heavily international content. Four credits must be at the 200 level or above while eight credits must be at the 300 level. This is usually fulfilled by the completion of BUS 335  and BUS 317 . In addition, students are required to take an additional four credit hours of content that is heavily international in nature with prior approval from the Center Director. These courses can be business related or examine the wider global environment. Suggested courses include:  

In addition, students must take two languages courses beyond the 130 level (normally a conversation and comprehension course and a business course taught in the foreign language, when available).