International Business, Major

Program Director: Meghann Polivka, M.Ed.
Department of International Business website

The curriculum for the International Business (IB) major educates students with a broad exposure to international commercial enterprises. IB majors learn about international trade; financial, banking and monetary concepts and issues; import, export and international and regulatory practices; international accounting and taxation; global marketing; and management of global entities and human resources, including an emphasis on understanding foreign business cultures and intercultural communication challenges. IB students must also obtain a primary major in another functional business field such as accounting, economics, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, human resources management, marketing, real estate or operations and supply chain management. IB students are therefore well-rounded business professionals who compete effectively for employment based on both subject matter expertise and the ability to work effectively across global business cultures.