Program Director: Douglas O. Smith, JD
Department of International Business website

The curriculum for the International Business (IB) major is designed to educate students with a relatively broad knowledge of international commercial enterprises. IB majors learn about international trade, financial, banking, monetary concepts and issues; import, export and international and regulatory practices; international accounting and taxation; global marketing; and/or management of global entities and human resources. Requiring a double major, students also obtain another major in a functional business field such as accounting, economics, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, human resources management, marketing, real estate or supply chain managment.

International Business

Required: 12 credits plus an additional major in the college.  Note: The total number of business electives, including IB major and another major, must be 30 credits. Double counting of courses for two majors is not permitted.

Select four electives from:12
International Accounting
International Taxation
The Legal and Regulatory Environment of International Business
Global Applied Learning Project: Applied Global Business Learning
International Currency Markets
Comparative Economic Systems
International Trade
Development Economics
Marquette Led Travel and Study Abroad in Economics
International Enterpreneurial Sustainability
International Finance
International Human Resources Management
Marquette Led Travel and Study Abroad in International Business
Seminar in International Business
International Business Internship - Grading Period
Global Technology Experience
International Management
International Marketing
Global Logistics Management
Globalization and Global Operations
Total Credit Hours12

One of the four electives above must be either ECON 4044 International Currency Markets or ECON 4046 International Trade. A maximum of two international business electives can be economics.

Note: BULA 3040 The Legal and Regulatory Environment of International Business may not double count as Legal elective and IB major elective

Second Language - Working competency in a least one approved second language is required, satisfied by either 1) completing second language courses (3001 and another upper division elective) in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish; or 2) if passing a reading, writing, speaking and listening working competency test in a second language taught at Marquette University as endorsed by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Permission to take this competency test is granted by the director of International Business Studies.

Note: International students whose native language is not English may have the language competency requirement waived subject to the approval of the director of International Business Studies.

Study or Work Abroad - Completion of a work or study abroad summer or term program is required. (Note: A term or academic year abroad may result in more than eight terms needed to complete the business degree.) Approval of the study/work abroad experience is subject to prior, written approval by the director of International Business Studies or IAIM programs


INBU 2953. Seminar for International Exchange Students. 0 cr. hrs.

This course is required for all exchange students that are studying at Marquette University for the current semester. Students will be oriented to the college, the educational system and the business practices in the United States. Prereq: Approval of International Business Dir. SNC/UNC grade assessment.

INBU 3986. Internship Work Period. 0 cr. hrs.

SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: INBU major; cons. of prog. dir. and cons. of Business Career Center.

INBU 4141. International Business Strategy. 3 cr. hrs.

In this course global business operations and global business decision making and strategy are integrated in a theoretically sound and practically useful manner. The focus of this discussion-based course is to explore various aspects of business entry and sustenance into the global marketplace using the "case method". In assessing their market position and strategic options, many companies face the decisions of a) going global, b) expanding globally, and/or c) competing globally. The course's cases, reading material, exercises, and projects are oriented towards addressing the critical issues surrounding the above options. Prereq: ECON 4044 or 4046, ECON 3001 or ECON 3003, MANA 3001, OSCM 3001, MARK 3001, FINA 3001.

INBU 4931. Topics in International Business. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Topics vary. Prereq: Jr. stndg.

INBU 4951. Marquette Led Travel and Study Abroad in International Business. 3 cr. hrs.

Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of International Business Director.

INBU 4953. Seminar in International Business. 3 cr. hrs.

Topic varies. Prereq: Jr. stndg.

INBU 4986. International Business Internship - Grading Period. 3 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: INBU 3986; Jr. stndg., cons. of prog. dir. and cons. of Business Career Center.

INBU 4995. Independent Study in International Business. 1-4 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Consent of Director of International Business Program.

INBU 9053. Undergraduate International Business Study Abroad/External Approved. 0 cr. hrs.

A zero-credit, variable credit hour equivalent course designed to keep student's files active while studying at one of Marquette's overseas partner institutions through the international student exchange program. Upon approval, students are enrolled in a college or university abroad for a term. Course credits are transferable to Marquette. Multiple sections correspond to overseas institutions and can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Prereq: Cons. of instr. SNC/UNC grade assessment.