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 IB concentration, students take the same courses required of the business management major, with the exception that the nine semester hours of electives must consist of BUS 221, BUS 331 (inactive), and BUS 335.
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).