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International Business major

A successful management career in the international environment requires not just business skills, but also broad understanding of culture, social structure, language and religion.

EMU's 60 semester hours program in international business takes an interdisciplinary approach that will grow your capacity for investing in the common good across a variety of contexts.

Add a concentration in finance to prepare for careers in banking, investment and financial analysis.

Real-world internships and careers

EMU business majors Nick Miller, Josh Mann and Sam Buck saw Europe through a business perspective when they spent a semester with the International Business Institute. They toured major European Union corporations and agencies, like the European Central Bank, and learned what daily life is like for business managers and entrepreneurs in Europe.

And international business graduates like Eric Reinford are working to effect global change in the business world. He works in the London branch of SNL Financial, a data/news company that originated in Virginia and covers financial institutions.

Learn more about internships and the careers of our graduates

Get involved with the EMU Center for Innovation and Leadership (CIL) to launch your innovative ideas for business, engineering, creative design and leadership. 

Life in another culture

The major requires foreign language competency through the intermediate level.

International business majors are also required to take part in a semester-long cross-cultural experience in order to develop skills in cross-cultural understanding, living and communication or an alternative program like the International Business Institute, a summer-long program of formal business study in Europe.

Other options are the business track of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Costa Rica study program and the Brethren Colleges Abroad programs, which focuses on language study in a variety of locations throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe. Learn more about these opportunities.

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Curriculum

The international business major consists of the following courses for a total of 51 SH:

  • ACTG 221 Financial Accounting - 3  
  • ACTG 222 Managerial Accounting - 3  
  • BUAD 101 Business at EMU - 3  
  • BUAD 221 Principles of Management - 3  
  • BUAD 331 Organizational Behavior - 3  
  • *BUAD 441 International Business - 3  
  • BUAD 461 Strategic Leadership in Organizations - 3  
  • CIS 211 Spreadsheet and Data Management - 1  
  • CIS 251 Management Information Systems - 3  
  • ECON 201 Survey of Economics - 3  
  • *ECON 401 Development Economics - 3  
  • FIN 440 Financial Management - 3  
  • MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing - 3  
  • PXD 375 Globalization and Justice - 3  
  • REL 223 World Religions - 3  
  • STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics - 2  
  • Any foreign language course beyond Core requirements- 3

Choose one of the following courses:

  • CCHIS any history course from cross-cultural experience - 3 
  • *HIST 432 History of the Middle East - 3  
  • *POL 230 International Norms and Institutions - 3  
  • *PPX 371 Peace and Security in East Asia - 3  
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