Thomas J. Cossé, Associate Dean for International Business Programs
The International Business Concentration
International business issues are covered throughout the Robins School curriculum. However, for those students who wish to study international business in greater depth, the international business concentration is offered. Students concentrating in international business must complete the standard set of courses required of all Robins School students. These courses provide the foundation upon which the business program is built. International business students also must satisfy international knowledge and international experience requirements. A grade of C or better must be earned in each course used to meet international knowledge requirements.
International Knowledge Requirements
These requirements consist of international business knowledge and international cultural and social knowledge.
International Business Knowledge, five courses, including
One course chosen from:
FIN 462 International Financial Managementor other international focused accounting or finance course approved by the associate dean for international business programs
One course chosen from:
MKT 325 International MarketingMGMT 333 Cross Cultural ManagementIBUS 390 International Business Issuesor other international focused management or marketing course approved by the associate dean for international business programs
One international economics course chosen from:
ECON 210 The Economics of the European UnionECON 211 Economic Development in Asia, Africa and Latin America
ECON 215 International Monetary EconomicsECON 260 International PolicyECON 310 International Trade and Finance
ECON 315 Advanced International Macroeconomicsor other international focused economics course approved by the associate dean for international business programs
Note: One course in international business knowledge from accounting, finance, marketing or management can apply to a second concentration.
International Cultural and Social Knowledge, two courses, including
One approved course with an international focus from the humanities. A list of approved humanities courses is available on the international business website.One approved course with an international focus from the social sciences. A list of approved social science courses is available on the international business website.
International Experience Requirements
The international experience requirements consist of cultural experiences and a work experience.
Successfully complete an approved university-level program of study in a foreign country for at least one semester;Demonstrate proficiency in a second language. This may be done by earning a grade of C or better in a commercial language course
(e.g., FREN 306 French at Work, LAIS 306 Spanish in Business) or other
300-level course (e.g., ITAL 301 Italian Conversation), or
by earning a satisfactory score on an appropriate language proficiency examination;Live in another country for at least 12 continuous weeks other than study abroad experience.
Notes: Subject to prior approval of the associate dean for international business programs, working abroad may satisfy both the international work experience requirement and one of the two international cultural experience requirements.