International Studies/International Business - Requirements

Students majoring in International Business begin with foundational coursework in international relations, economics, geography, and sociology/anthropology, and complete their degree requirements with a senior capstone research project. To prepare for this, they develop their own specialization by taking one theory and one applied course from the thematic areas of Global Development; Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace building; and Social Justice and Humanitarianism; and by choosing a complementary major or minor (with at least one course that has an international focus) in the Dolan School of Business. Students take courses on multinational organizations and regional trade pacts, economic and political systems, socio-cultural structures, microfinance, and other diversities that have operational significance for community and economic development and international business.

Complementary Studies and International Opportunities

The International Studies Program reinforces multidimensional learning with real-world experience through foreign language studies, service learning, Model United Nations, the Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship, internships and study abroad opportunities, and through work with our faculty in research projects and as student teaching assistants.

Requirements include:

For a major in International Business, students complete:

  • IL 50 People, Places and Global Issues
  • IL 51 International Relations: Theories and Challenges
  • IL 52 Culture and Political Economy
  • EC 11 Introduction to Microeconomics (required for all business students)
  • EC 12 Introduction to Macroeconomics (required for all business students)
  • IL 300 Senior Capstone Seminar
  • Choose 2 electives from any of the 3 thematic areas, with 1 theory and 1 applied course
  • Choose a co-curricular major or minor in the Dolan School of Business that includes at least one course with an international focus.

International Business courses completed abroad must be pre-approved by the assistant dean of the Dolan School of Business and the Director of International Studies.

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