International Business Major

The International Business Major offers courses in international management, marketing, and finance, as well as a capstone course in global strategic planning. The design of the international business (IB) program at SJU is interdisciplinary in nature. Students enroll in a variety of courses exploring the international dimensions of business, as well as other courses in the College of Arts and Sciences that enhance knowledge about other countries and cultures. In addition, students are encouraged to study abroad or participate in a study tour to gain direct exposure to an international experience. This versatile major can be paired with minors in foreign languages, international relations, economics or any other disciplines that will provide a well-rounded experience.

Goal 1: Communication in International Business: Students will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communications

Goal 2: Critical Thinking in International Business: Students will demonstrate evidence of critical thinking and problem solving associated with the opportunities and challenges of international firms operating in multiple countries

Goal 3: Jesuit Tradition in International Business: Students will gain an understanding and critical appreciation of ethical issues in international business

Goal 4: Diversity/Global: Students will demonstrate knowledge and awareness of global and multicultural environments

Goal 5: Program Specific for International Business:

Outcome 5.1: Students will acquire a functional level understanding of the international dimensions of business

Outcome 5.2: Students will understand the international dimensions of strategy formulation and implementation

The traditional undergraduate programs includes a minimum of 120 credits distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas1:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive
  3. Writing Intensive, and
  4. Diversity

Overlay requirements are part of the 120 credit requirements

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses

General Education Overlays

See this page about Overlays.

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses:

  1. ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro3
    Advanced Non-Native Modern Language3
    Take at least one non-native modern language course at the advanced level or higher in the target language beyond the General Education Program requirements in the target non-native modern language. The advanced level begins with course 202 for Western Languages (FRE, GRM, ITA and SPA), and with course 201 for other languages (CHN, JAP)
    International Economics/Politics: Pick one of the following3
    Intro to Global Politics
    Intro to Comparative Politics
    International Trade

Business Foundation 

Ten courses, including:

ACC 101Concepts of Financial Acct3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
DSS 100Excel Competency1
DSS 200Intro to Information Systems3
DSS 210Business Statistics3
DSS 220Business Analytics3
FIN 200Intro to Finance3
or FIN 225 Fund of Quantitative Finance
MGT 110Essent'ls of Organzational Beh3
or MGT 120 Essentials of Management
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 201Principles of Marketing3
BUS 495Business Strategy 13
or ACC 423 Accounting Control Systems
Total Hours31

Accounting Majors can choose between ACC 423 and BUS BUS 495

Major Requirements

Core Courses
Take three (3) required international business core courses
IBU 210Intro International Business3
IBU 310Essentials of Global Business (Junior status)3
IBU 495Global Strategic Planning (Senior status)3
International Business Electives9
Take any three (3) of the following courses
Fin Acc Info Sys III
International Accounting
Found of Supply Chain Mgmt
Supply Chain Analytics
International Finance
Overview of the Globl Food Ind
International Food Marketing
International Bus Spec Topics
Spec Topics in Internat Busine
Intern'l Topics & Study Tour
International Bus Internship
Internatnl Business Research I
Organizational Sustainability
International Talent Mgt
International Business Law
Mkt in a Multicultural World
International Marketing
Marketing Strategy
Pharm Channels & Pricing
An approved international course in one of the SJU Summer abroad programs
A pre-approved course with an international focus while studying abroad
Total Hours18

Free Electives

Six courses