Major in International Business

Our program in international business will prepare you for a management career in the international environment. This 60 SH major is grounded in an interdisciplinary approach – an understanding of social structure, language, religion, and culture (in addition to a wide range of business skills) are essential to the success of the international business. 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 EU 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, who now works in the London branch of SNL Financial, a data/news company that originated in Virginia and covers financial institutions, are working to effect global change in the business world.

Learn more about internships and the careers of our graduates

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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International Business Courses Credits 
ACTG 221 Financial Accounting 3
ACTG 222 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 440 Financial Management 3
BUAD 101 Business at EMU 3
BUAD 221 Principles of Management 3
BUAD 331 Organizational Behavior 3
BUAD 461 Strategic Leadership in Organizations 3
CIS 211 Spreadsheets and data management 1
CIS 251 Management information systems 3
ECON 201 Survey of Economics 3
ECON 401 Development Economics 3
ECON 411 International Economics 3
MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing  
PXD 375 Globalization and justice 3
REL 223 World Religions 4
STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics 2
LANG (3 SH beyond core) 3

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HIST 251 History of Africa
HIST 432 History of the Middle East
POL 230 International Norms and Institutions
PPX 371 Peace & Security in East Asia
SPAN 370 Hispanic American Civilization
CCHIS History Course from Cross-Cultural


The international business major consists of the courses in the box above for a total of 52 SH.

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