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International Business, bachelor of business administration

See yourself succeed in the international business world.

As corporations establish overseas operations or work on strengthening business ties with global partners, demand for those with specialized skills in international business will continue to expand. As a specialist who understands the diversity of international business, you will be a valuable contributor in global business ventures.

The demand for professionals who can work in international settings will continue to increase as companies expand their global markets. Our comprehensive curriculum integrates international perspectives in finance, business law, strategic management, marketing, and human resource management to prepare you for your career in the global business environment.  With your knowledge of the global applications of business practices and strategy, you have the edge in interacting effectively in both foreign and domestic markets. 

The BBA in International Studies can be completed in-seat or online.

Download a PDF of the International Business program.

International Business is a great choice if you:

  • Want to learn how international trade, international relations and finance policies affect business decisions.
  • Seek an understanding of formulating international business planning processes
  • Enjoy traveling and interacting with people of different cultures and backgrounds
  • Analyze international business opportunities and markets.
  • Explore challenges to approach business decisions from different perspectives.
  • Can demonstrate competency in working with and managing people of diverse cultures.

Your ticket to the future.

Davenport study abroad programs are varied and offer both short-term and longer-term experiences in different locations throughout the world. There are summer, semester, group and independent study abroad options available as well as international internships. Grants and financial aid is also available to those who qualify.

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Full Curriculum


The International Business curriculum prepares students to meet the challenges of the global workplace. Varied learning methodologies focus on enhancing business fundamentals with the skills to manage cultural, social, and linguistic diversity. Successful students will acquire the comprehensive perspective, critical thinking, and problem solving expertise essential for international business operations.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2019-2020 Recommended Program Sequence International Business, BBA (INT BUS BBA):

International Business, BBA and printable pdf download


Foundations of Excellence39 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
DATA275Introduction to Data Analytics3 cr.
ECON200Microeconomics3 cr.
ECON201Macroeconomics3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
STAT220Introduction to Statistics3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
HUMN310-314 or HUMNGlobal Culture or Humanities Elective3 cr.
SOSC241 or SOSCWorld Regional Geography or Social Science Elective3 cr.
Foundations of Business32 cr.
ACCT201Accounting Foundations I4 cr.
ACCT202Accounting Foundations II 4 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
CISP111Requirements Planning and Development3 cr.
FINC211Corporate Finance3 cr.
GPMT287Principles of Project Management3 cr.
LEGL210Business Law Foundations3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
MKTG211Marketing Foundations3 cr.
Major37 cr.
FORL+Foreign Language+6 cr.
BUSN225International Business3 cr.
BUSN303Business Research3 cr.
BUSN496International Business Capstone 4 cr.
FINC320International Finance3 cr.
HRMG213Human Resource Management3 cr.
LEGL320International Business Law3 cr.
MKTG421International Marketing3 cr.
MGMT467International Management3 cr.
Choose one of the following:(3) cr.
MGMT381 International Management : Study AbroadVariable cr.
SABR381Study Abroad Experience3 cr.
MGMT490IInternational Management BBA Internship3 cr.
Choose three credits from the following:(3) cr.
COMM315Intercultural Communication3 cr.
HUMN310-314Global Cultures: Choice of country or culture3 cr.
SOSC241World Regional Geography3 cr.
SOSC301Globalization and World Diversity3 cr.
Open Electives12 cr.